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Life Sciences Teaching

at Metropolitan State University

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program prepares individuals to inspire 5th-8th graders and 9th-12th graders to learn about life sciences. Graduates will gain a foundation in the biological, physical and earth sciences; engage in active hands-on scientific inquiry through lab experiments, field study and computerized analysis of data; explore methods of teaching science that actively engage students through inquiry activities, experimentation, projects, the exploration of issues and the use of technology; and develop skills in planning instruction, guiding learning and assessing the performance of science students. Plus prepare for the Minnesota Science Teaching License with a Life Science Specialty while enhancing one's teaching skills and content knowledge.

Program Locations

  • Metropolitan State University, St Paul Campus 55106

Labor Market Information

  • Molecular and Cellular Biologists

  • Median wage: $32.67/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Biological Technicians

  • Median wage: $23.62/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Above statewide average
  • College Education Teachers

  • Median wage: $55,020/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • High School Teachers

  • Median wage: $60,514/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • Middle School Teachers

  • Median wage: $58,901/year-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
  • College Biological Science Teachers

  • Median wage: $66,441/year-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Below statewide average
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Metropolitan State University
Metropolitan State University
700 East Seventh St. St. Paul, MN 55106 Toll-Free: (844) 456-3876 Local: (651) 793-1302 TTY: (651) 772-7687 Email: gateway@metrostate.edu