What can I do with a major in Science Education?
UGA Specific Information for Science Education
Undergraduate students majoring in Science Education may earn the degree of Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.), with a specialization in one of four basic science content fields: Biology; Chemistry; Physics; or Earth Science. When a student has completed all degree requirements and has completed her or his application to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC), they will be issued a Clear Renewable T-4 Certificate, enabling them to teach science courses in their area of specialization at the secondary level (grades 6 through 12) in Georgia middle and high schools. This certificate can easily be transferred to a great majority of other U.S. states through established reciprocity agreements. “Broad Field” Secondary Science certification may be added, by application directly to the PSC, to the initial certification specific to Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth Science earned in our program by passing an additional standardized test of content knowledge.
Employers Hiring UGA Science Education for the Class of 2016*
Barrow County Schools | City Year | Clarke County School District | Fayette County Public Schools | Greater Atlanta Christian School | Gwinnett County Public Schools | Kipp Houston | Paulding County School District | Valwood School
Job Titles of UGA Science Education Majors for the Class of 2016*
AmeriCorps City Year Member | Lead Teacher | Science Teacher | Seventh Grade Life Science Teacher | Sixth Grade Earth and Space Science | Sixth Grade Science Teacher | Teacher
UGA Science Education Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*
** Includes Self-Employed
- Kappa Delta Epsilon (KDE)
- Kappa Delta Pi (KDPi)
- Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE)
- To find additional clubs and organizations, go to the Center for Student Organizations
- Connect with your Career Consultant
Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations
How to Pursue Additional Careers in Education:
Seeking jobs outside of teaching and/or education?
Additional career opportunities with an Education degree are out there! First, you need to consider a few things:
- What are your interests?
- What skills and abilities have you been using in your current job?
- Who is in your network?
What are Your Interests?:
Several Interest inventories exist that can help you clearly assess your interests. The Career Center offers the Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, and Focus 2, which can be used for this purpose.
In addition, the O-Net can be used to informally assess interests and match interests with careers.
What are Your Skills and Abilities?:
In your previous or current jobs or experiences, you have utilized and/or mastered skills that you’ve enjoyed. Consider your involvement in a campus or community organization. Did you enjoy using interpersonal skills, public speaking, organizational skills, or event planning?
Who is in YOUR Network?:
Do you know family or friends who are in a career that you find interesting or exciting? Set up an informal informational interview with him or her and find out about the ins and outs of the job. Is it possible for you to shadow him or her for a day/week? Remember, it’s impossible for someone to help you if you’re not asking for help.
What are other UGA Education Graduates doing?
- Get inspired! Seek out other UGA Education graduates who have made a career move.
- LinkedIn is a great way to explore additional careers. Join the University of Georgia Alumni Association Group on LinkedIn to connect with members.
Supplemental Career Research Dashboard
Additional Career Research Resources
- O*NET (click on Find Occupations)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook (type in general term for career of interest)
- Georgia Career Information Center (accessible only on campus computers)
- Career Insider: Vault Guides (Under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- Candid Career (View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)
- Georgia Charter Schools Association
- Georgia Department of Education
- Georgia Independent School Association
- Register onto SchoolSpring
- Southern Teachers Agency (private schools)
- Teachers-Teachers jobs
- TeachGeorgia Georgia’s Official Teacher Recruitment Website
- The American Association for Employment in Education (AAEE)
- The International Educator
- American Association of School Administrators
- American Educational Research Association
- American Federation of Teachers
- Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators
- National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
- National Education Association
- National Science Teachers Association
- The Association for Science Teacher Education