Geology 3 175

Program Features

In our programs, you will: 
  • Study broadly in your chosen concentration area. We will prepare you to teach comprehensive introductory courses in your major field/concentration as well upper division, undergraduate courses in your subdiscipline (e.g., analytical chemistry) and courses outside of your core discipline. For example, in a small college a physics professor may teach a mathematics course or an interdisciplinary science course.
  • Learn how to teach. All science doctoral students will complete a core of education and science education courses; however, the depth and breadth of teaching course work will vary from student to student, according to their career goals. Historically Ball State has emphasized teaching; and we immerse our doctoral students in that scholarship of teaching culture.
  • Practice teaching a college science course with a faculty mentor. You will complete a supervised, extended internship teaching under the mentorship of a faculty member. First, you will have teaching opportunities within your capabilities, usually as a teaching assistant in a laboratory portion of an introductory course. Then, you will progress to teaching a small, and then a significant, part of a course. Finally, you will have full responsibility for teaching an entire course which often occurs in a community college or other real-world setting. Our students typically teach in some capacity their programs, steadily sharpening their skills.
Department of Geological Sciences
Ball State University
Fine Arts Building (AR), room 117
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Phone: 765-285-8270
Fax: 765-285-8265
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