Earth and Space Science Teacher Education
Pass on your passion for science to the next generation.
The earth and space science teacher education program at Illinois State prepares you to teach high school science. Once you graduate, you’ll be ready and certified to teach all high school science courses, including:
- Earth Science
- Environmental Science
- AP/Honors Geology
- AP/Honors Earth Science
Point of Pride
More than 1 in 7 of Illinois' public school teachers graduated from Illinois State.
Why study Earth and Space Science Teacher Education?
There’s a high demand for teachers in Illinois, especially in the Chicago area.
Our teacher education program has a long history and is rooted in excellence. We prepare the most teachers in the state and rank at a national level for quality and value.
The earth and space teacher education program is small. You’ll study all the topics you love about science and train to be a well-qualified high school teacher.
Your hands-on learning experience starts as soon as you enroll in the program. You’ll observe a variety of diverse classrooms and end with student teaching. Our dedicated geology and geography faculty will be there to support your whole journey.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing periodfor freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!