Associate in Science Degree: Science Education
The Associate of Science degree in Science Education transfers seamlessly to Bemidji State University. Once at BSU, you will choose a particular science field as your specialty - Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Earth Science - and complete a major in that field, along with the Education degree requirements.
All specialty areas begin with the core science courses taught at RRCC, including General Biology I and II, Principles of Chemistry I and II, General Physics I, and Physical Geology. At RRCC you will also enroll in Science & Math Education Seminar courses, where principles and methods of teaching are introduced. The seminar courses also include a teaching experience in a high school classroom.
Our program plan ensures you will complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) while attending RRCC, which will transfer to any four-year college in the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system.
Please view the A.S. Science Education Program Plan by clicking the link below to see the sequence of courses for this program.
AA with Science or Math Emphasis
For students who aren't sure if they want to become a teacher, the A.A. option with science or math emphasis will prepare you for your choice of science or math majors and, for students receiving an SME scholarship, offer a chance to learn more about and try teaching to see if you might like it.
The A.A. degree transfers to all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
Science: A.A. with Science students will take their choice of science courses from the Biology, Chemistry, and/or Physics departments, and/or Physical Geology. At least one science course will be taken every semester.
Math: A.A. with Math students will begin a math sequence dependent upon STAR testing placement, and must take two math courses at a level of 2000 or higher.
Science & Math: All students receiving SME scholarships will complete three 1-credit seminar courses that introduce students to teaching theory and methods, and include a chance to try teaching at a high school.
Please view the SME program and scholarship information packet at the link above for more details and requirements.