BS in Earth Science Education

The Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Science Education prepares students to teach earth sciences at the secondary level (grades 7-12). The emphasis on hands-on and field-based learning at UVU gives our Earth Science Education students great personal experience to take to their own classrooms. Following are the key knowledge, skill, and ability goals of this degree program:

  • Knowledge of the core fields of earth science, including petrology, mineralogy, sedimentology, structural geology, climatology, and meteorology.
  • Knowledge of interactions between earth science and society, including energy resources, sources of metals and industrial minerals, weather, and climate.
  • Knowledge of effective science teaching methods, ability to create lesson plans that utilize those methods, and ability to lead those lessons.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.