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Earth Science Education

Program(s) Available: B.S.Ed.

Are you fascinated with how the world works? Do you find yourself interested in learning about the atmosphere, water systems or general makeup of our planet? If so, you may enjoy the earth science education major!

Why Study Earth Science Education at Northwest

You may be wondering what makes our program different from other schools. Northwest students get hands-on learning experiences from day one! Not only will you gain a solid understanding of earth science, but you'll graduate with at least 555 hours of profession-based internships or teaching practicums. Cool, right? There is a reason they call us the "teacher school."

We make sure education students have the tools and knowledge they need to teach the future leaders of tomorrow. Whether it be through practicum or student teaching experiences, you'll be well-equipped for your future career. Even better? This major, when completed under the B.S.Ed. Secondary Program meets Missouri teacher certification standards for Earth Science grades 9-12!

Career Ready

Northwest makes you feel like a person. They know your name and what you want to do with your life–your goals and aspirations–and tailor your experience to put you on the right track. — Kirayle Jones

Career Opportunities

  • Earth science high school teacher
  • Middle school science teacher
  • Environmental geologist
  • Hydrogeologist

What Can I Do With a Major in Earth Science Education?

Learn to teach at our on-campus school

Horace Mann Laboratory School is a clinical teaching environment for students to gain profession-based opportunities and skills without leaving the Northwest campus. 

Learn to teach at our on-campus school


Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area (MOERA) offers more than 320 acres of land dedicated to providing experiential learning opportunities for students including a small astronomy observatory and outdoor telescope viewing area.

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