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Science Education|College of Education

Welcome to Science Education!

We are lucky to be able to provide an undergraduate science education program at two institutions in Wyoming.  Please follow the links below to learn more about the opportunities in science education at the University of Wyoming and Casper College.

     Science Education (UW)

     Science Education (UW/CC)

Secondary Science majors are strongly encouraged to take the following Praxis II assessment for his/her content area. The candidates are also strongly encouraged to take the Middle School Science test.

Test Name and Number Required Passing Score Cost
Biology: Content Knowledge (5235) 148 $115
Chemistry: Content Knowledge (5245) 151 $115
Earth & Space Science: Content Knowledge (5571) 150 $115
Middle School Science (5440) 150 $115
Physics: Content Knowledge (5265) 137 $115

Storer Scholars

Seven University of Wyoming students will gain experience teaching science to elementary school students in the outdoors in Saratoga or Lander this summer through the Storer Scholars Award.

Sarah Hackworth, the graduate Storer Scholar, will teach both summer programs. The undergraduate Storer Scholars, Anna Reiner, Brenna Keslar, and Drew Hathaway will teach a program in Lander, WY during June, and Joshua Larson, Rachael Esh, and Wacey Lym will teach a program in Saratoga, WY during July.

Both groups of UW students are recipients of the George B. Storer Foundation Scholarship program, which supports the Teton Science Schools as part of its goal to improve teacher quality, facilitate the sharing of best practices, and use place as an integrating context for learning.

The Storer Scholars Award program began in the 2011-2012 academic year and is designed to provide the award winners with training and teaching experience in place-based science education and a financial award.

To prepare for their summer teaching assignment, the University of Wyoming students will attend a place-based science education course at Teton Science Schools in Grand Teton National Park, May 18-22, 2015. There, the students will focus on learning place-based education; how to teach science to children in the outdoors; and outdoor leadership.

Information on the UW Storer Scholars for 2015 is as follows:

Rachael Esh, from Washington, Illinois, is a student in the postbaccalaureate certification program seeking teacher licensure in Secondary Biology Education and Secondary Earth Science Education. She received a bachelor’s degree in environmental biology from Ohio University.

Drew Hathaway, from Fairview, Wyoming, is a Secondary Biology Education major with a second major in Spanish.

Brenna Keslar, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, is an Elementary Education major from Cheyenne who plans to graduate in May, 2017.

Joshua Larson, from Livingston, Wyoming, is a student in the postbaccalaureate certification program seeking teacher licensure in Secondary Biology Education. He received a bachelor’s degree in ecology wildlife and fisheries from Brigham Young University.

Wacey Lym, from Evanston, Wyoming, is a Secondary Chemistry Education major who expects to graduate in May, 2016.

Anna Reiner, from Cheyenne, Wyoming, is a Secondary Education/Mathematics major who expects to graduate in May, 2017.

Sarah Hackworth, from Issaquah, Washington, is a graduate student in the University of Wyoming’s Natural Science Education Program through the Science and Mathematics Teaching Center. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Western Washington University.

For more information, contact Leslie Cook at (307) 734-3736 or email

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