Science Education

Options in Education

All of us can look back and identify a teacher who ignited a life-long passion for learning. You may also remember a teacher who inspired you to pursue your biology major.

By pursuing a career in science education, you will be using your Boston College education and training in "service to others" and you will also utilize your knowledge of science. As a society, there is a great demand for creative and energetic BC graduates who want to use their Jesuit, liberal arts education to inspire students.

The following information highlights several of the options that are available to you to pursue a career in education, both at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Undergraduate Degree Options

Lynch School of Education and Human Development Majors

  • Elementary Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Applied Psychology & Human Development

Lynch School of Education and Human Development Minors

  • General Education Minor (18 credits)
  • Secondary Education Minor (33 credits; leads to state certification and reciprocity across the country) 

Graduate Degree Options

Master of Science (M.S.T.) in Secondary Teaching, grades 8–12

  • Note: The M.S.T. allows you to use some of the biology electives that you have already completed.

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Secondary Education, grades 8–12

Both the M.S.T. and M.Ed. include 14 weeks of supervised student teaching and lead to state certification and reciprocity across the country.