Science Education

We offer many opportunities for professional training of science teachers. Students can pursue an invidiual licensure area or enhance their repertoire by combining two licensure areas to teach science in grades 5-12 with a Natural Science major and Secondary Education minor. All science education programs include both foundational coursework as well as a student teaching experience.

What You’ll Gain

At the completion of this program, students will have accomplished:  

  • 100+ hours of field experiences
  • An additional 600 hours during 16 weeks of student teaching
  • A program approved by the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board 
  • Opportunities for leadership through partnerships between CSB/SJU and local school(s) during Discover Your Future, exposure to robotics and 3-D printing


Interested in the courses that this program includes? Explore coursework of our various Science Education programs:

  • General Science, grades 5-8
  • Chemistry Major & Secondary Education Minor, grades 9-12
  • Physics Major & Secondary Education Minor, grades 9-12
  • Biology Major & Secondary Education Minor, grades 9-12
  • Natural Science Major & Secondary Education Minor, grades 5-12

Admission to Science Education

Interested in the Science Education program? Learn about the application process to the department and how to prepare.

College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Leah VanOverbeke
Department Coordinator