Life Science Education

Help students connect with the natural world

This major will prepare you for licensure to teach life sciences, such as biology, earth science, and physical science upon completing this program, 35 hours of Professional Education requirements, and other requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree. 

As a life science major at Malone University, you will develop invaluable skills in research, reasoning, writing, and scientific inquiry. The School of Education is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), the standard of excellence in teacher pedagogy.

Why study Education at Malone?

  • Build relationships with faculty members will prepare you well for everything you need to know in these competitive fields!
  • Engage in a 'flipped classroom'- where you'll collaborate in discussions, carry out research, watch online lectures, and master concepts in and out of the classroom all under the guidance of expert faculty.
  • Our program emphasizes a deeply commitment to the integration of the Christian faith into the classroom and also to stewardship obligations to care for all of God's creation.
  • Malone has important, unique partnerships with local schools in Stark County — some courses are actually taught by Malone professors but within the walls of a public school. 
  • Employers of our graduates say that these teachers demonstrate a commitment to address the needs of all students in a caring, nondiscriminatory, and equitable manner. 
  • Graduates of the School of Education and Human Development often choose to teach in Ohio, but our alumni teach throughout the nation and the world. 
  • We emphasize using the latest technology in your classroom, and we'll make sure you're comfortable with it before you graduate. 
  • Malone also offers a number of graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education.

Research Opportunities

There are numerous opportunities to pursue research with our faculty or pursue and present your own at our annual Student Research Symposium. In addition, students have enjoyed presenting at national conferences. This is excellent preparation for graduate school and your career. 

Internship Opportunities

Internship opportunities are enthusiastically encouraged during the summer or academic year. Connect with a faculty member or work with our Off-Campus and Global Studies Office to explore science opportunities, such as the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies (offered primarily during the summer at the Great Lakes and Pacific Rim), Best Semester, and BCA.

As a Life Science Education major, you also will be student teaching your final semester of college to earn your teacher licensure.

View Course Curriculum

This major consists of 35 required credit hours of professional education requirements and up to 64 credit hours of core requirements. Each course and additional requirements are listed in the official Academic Catalog.

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more!

Alumni Profile

Lindsey Brant ’10

Lindsey created an animal care vocation program at Canton South High School, offering local high school students excellent experiential hands-on learning opportunities.