The UIU Advantage
As a science teacher, you don’t just answer questions–you inspire students to seek out answers for themselves. The All Science major gives you a deeper understanding of a range of disciplines in science, as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) educators may teach a diversity of subjects, including earth science, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy and mathematics.
Why All Science at UIU?
- Students who satisfactorily complete this major and all required teacher education coursework are prepared for licensure in Iowa and qualified to teach All Science in grades 5-12 at any private or parochial school.
- As a teacher in the STEM fields, you’ll have the opportunity to encourage students to explore the natural world around them and learn how mathematics and science can be used to understand and explain what we observe around us.
- Increased emphasis has been placed on teaching in these subjects, because STEM fluency is important to developing the future leaders that will succeed in a complex world.
- Job growth for teachers in the STEM fields is higher than average for the teaching profession, and there are many openings for teachers who specialize in this area.
- Learn from faculty who have real-world experience and are experts in the fields they teach; enjoy the support of helpful, caring staff who are there for you from start to finish.
Build Your Program
All Science Courses
See course descriptions for the classes you need for your All Science degree, as well as any general education requirements.
Keep up with your academic program’s registration deadlines, session dates, holiday breaks and exam schedules.
Careers in All Science
This degree, when taken along with Teacher Education coursework, prepares you for a career as a middle school or high school science teacher for public and private schools.
Convenient, Focused Scheduling
UIU All Science students have the advantage of focusing on fewer classes at once with the Two-at-a-Time schedule.
The All Science bachelor’s degree program is offered through UIU’s School of Arts and Sciences.
When you’re ready to apply for your bachelor’s degree in All Science, we’re ready to help you every step of the way.
If All Science is not quite what you are looking for, consider training as a math teacher, or check out UIU’s other STEM programs in mathematics and the biological and physical sciences.
Katherine McCarville, Ph.D.
Professor of Geosciences (2005)
I work closely with students to develop their interests and strengths, and combine these with the new skills and knowledge they acquire, as they build their futures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to students’ most frequently asked questions about UIU’s bachelor’s degree in All Science. If you don’t see the answer you need, contact us for help.
If teaching some math in the context of science, such as physics, yes! If teaching only math, you’ll want to pursue a separate endorsement in mathematics.
Yes. Take a look at the Environmental Science program, especially the Ecosystems emphasis.
We do not have a specific pre-engineering program, but we do have some degree programs, minors, and coursework selections that can help you prepare for an engineering career, and for an engineering degree either as a transfer student or as preparation for a graduate program in engineering. The best way to find out about these alternatives is to declare a major in Mathematics, and work with your advisor to develop an individualized academic plan that best fits your goals.
A major in All Science is limited to students who intend to become schoolteachers. Ask to talk with a faculty member from the GeMS (Geosciences, Geography, and Mathematical Sciences) Department to discover your options to study in STEM fields. If your primary science interest is in biology or chemistry, you’ll want to consult with a faculty member in that department for a more in-depth exploration of those areas.