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.

Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Science Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

Campus Resources

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.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Science Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Barrow County Schools High School Science Teacher, Science Teacher
Clarke County School District Science Teacher
Cobb County School District Science Teacher
DeKalb County School District High School Physics Teacher
Fremont School District 79 Teacher
Fulton County Schools Biology Teacher
Henry County Schools 7th Grade Life Sciences Teacher
Houston County Schools Teacher
Pinecrest Academy Middle School Science Teacher
Polk County Public Schools Science Teacher
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Science Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Professional School Counseling, DualMEd/EdS
* denotes no responses received.