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Secondary Education General Science

Get active right away in a major that explores science as a student and as an educator.

Always questioning. Always learning. That’s the approach you’ll need take to become an educator for the next wave of young scientists. We encourage our students to join clubs and professional organizations, attend science and educational conferences, read science journals and more — our program is much more than just what you learn in class.

At York College, we believe a great science teacher needs to have a well-rounded background in many scientific disciplines as well as a solid understanding of how to teach and lead a classroom. For secondary education general science majors, students select one of three specialization areas that will become part of their required coursework – biology, chemistry or physics. You’ll also get extensive training on how to lead a classroom, including instructional technique, assessment methods, and technological skills. This degree prepares students for professional teacher certification in grades 7-12.

Hands-on class activity in a York College science lab
Enjoy hands-on science labs with challenging education classes that give you extensive time in the classroom working with students.
York College student using a microscope in a chemistry lab

Your future in Secondary education general science

Our graduates have gone on to work for public and private schools such as Baltimore County Public Schools, CVS Pharmacy, US Air Force, York College of Pennsylvania and York County school districts. You'll be able to select one of three specialization areas – biology, chemistry and physics.

Program Requirements

Required Courses and Degree Requirements for Graduation
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

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Contact Us
Secondary Education Mathematics
Joshua D. DeSantis, D.Ed., Coordinator
Appell Life Science, Room 112
Phone: 717.815.1939
jdesant1@ycp.edu
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