General Science is a broad base of knowledge in the field of science, with preparation for teaching at the secondary level. Students study a range of introductory courses from different areas of science, including biology, chemistry, physics, and geology.
Western’s Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Program (SMATE) is a visionary and practical program designed to enrich the training and education of K-12 pre-service teachers and, through them, their students. From a collaboration of the disciplines, chemistry, geology, biology, physics/astronomy, mathematics and engineering, the SMATE Program offers an opportunity for teachers and future teachers to gain specific skills within their chosen discipline.
This program is designed to prepare future teachers at the middle school and secondary level with an emphasis in Science. The major must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in secondary education offered through Woodring College of Education.
Western’s Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMATE) Program is part of the College of Science and Engineering. Western’s Secondary Education Department is part of the Woodring College of Education.