FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (November 12, 2020) -- Broward College has expanded its Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (BSES) program to include a new specialization in Teacher Education. It will allow students to apply hands-on experiences and scientific training while learning innovative approaches to teaching and learning.
Enrollment for the program is open now and aims to help fill an increasing demand in K-12 science teachers in Florida. The Teacher Education Program at Broward College has a 100 percent job placement rate. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to obtain their Professional Teaching License issued by the Florida Department of Education.
"This Bachelor's program is a great option for students who are passionate about the environment and teaching," said Elizabeth Molina, interim dean, Education Pathway at Broward College. "Data from the Federal Department of Education suggests the state is facing a serious teacher shortage. We are hopeful that this specialization will contribute to filling that need."
Students will have the option to choose one of two tracks. The Biosecurity track with a concentration in Teacher Education focuses on entomology, genetics, plants, and other "animal" and "vegetable" aspects of environmental science. The Physical Science track with a concentration in Teacher Education focuses on geology, hydrogeology, oceanography, and other "mineral" aspects of environmental science. Both offer the Teacher Education Program courses necessary for classroom instruction in the K-12 districts.
To apply to the teacher training specialization within the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science program, students must have an Associate of Arts degree or 60+ college credits, including 36 general education credits. A specific degree or major or area of study is not required, but the prerequisite courses must be completed before entry.
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