General Science Major

Elizabethtown College offers a certification program in General Science designed to lead to a general science teaching certificate in secondary education with a major concentration in biology, chemistry, earth science or physics. The program develops a comprehensive background for teachers, so they may be better qualified to teach science in the general science curricula of junior high and middle school programs. The requirements of each concentration include a broad exposure to the other sciences and to mathematics and to the instruction experience in teaching provided by the professional education sequence. The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires two English courses (one writing and one literature) and two math courses for certification.