May 29, 2024  

Integrated Science for Secondary Education BS

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Secondary Certification with a BA or BS Degree

Students preparing for teaching in secondary schools (grades 6–12) may choose from either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree programs. These degrees are granted by the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Architecture, Art & Design, School of Education and School of Health Professions. Students must have a subject major and a subject minor, which Andrews University has approved with the State of Michigan for certification purposes, in addition to their Professional Education courses. In order for Andrews University to recommend a student for certification the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) subject area exams must be passed in both the major and minor.

Total Credits: 64

Integrated Science Emphasis

(This major includes a built-in minor in Biology)

Advising for this major is done by the Department of TLC. The Integrated Science major requires 64 semester credits.

Required Courses:

Earth/Space Science—minimum 15 credits

Required Cognates—6 credits


  • Electives chosen by advisement from the above areas to complete the requirements.

The State of Michigan recommends that students pass MTTC subject exams in biology, physics and chemistry.

Secondary Certification General Education


See professional program requirements  and note the following specific requirements:



Fine Arts/Humanities—3

Choose one course from:

Life/Physical Sciences—8

  • Take one course from Life Science and one from Physical Science


Fitness Education—3


* The exact number of credits for student teaching is determined by the Department of TLC. A minimum of 9 semester credits is required. Students needing full-time status will take additional credits.

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