Ideal for an education major who also loves science and would like to become more marketable, the Middle Level Science degree lets you become licensed in science grades 5-8.
You’ll learn about the natural world by studying zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, ecology, chemistry and more. You will also study how people grow and learn, and how to engage students in research and hands-on study. You’ll learn how to communicate these complex ideas to other people through hands-on laboratory classes, educational travel and outdoor field experiments.
We offer valuable networking opportunities through Pi Lambda Theta—our Education Honors Society, and our Professional Teacher Candidate Organization.
Scholarship opportunities are also available to you—John Stephens Memorial Scholarships and Education and TEACH grant scholarships. These are awarded to sophomores, juniors and seniors based on performance and financial need.
As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements.
Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.
“We’re learning about God’s natural world. There is nothing in the biology program that doesn’t relate to God. I want to help students see the beauty of nature, get outdoors, observe and contemplate. We get inspired together.”
Gary Andersen, PhD
Expert professors have a passion for the nature of science and the complexity of our natural world. You’ll find the small classes, close relationships with PhD faculty, essential friendships with fellow students and a faith perspective is a perfect fit.
View all Faculty in the Department.
Dr. Drew Overholt, associate professor of physics, physics student advisor Why I teach: My trajectory has always been an interest in science. I like how numbers explain things… Read More
Jacob Lett (‘10), visiting lecturer of theology, ministry student advisor Why I teach: Being able to interact with students, engage with the concerns of the rising… Read More
Chris Crawford (‘00), MSEd, director of athletic training program, assistant professor Why I teach: I am a big relationship… Read More