Science Teacher Education

Through the Science Teacher Education program we're training up passionate and curious science teachers who have a desire to share their love of God's Creation with middle and high school students. Our students receive a solid foundation in the liberal arts tradition and a deep knowledge of their chosen scientific field. Students combine their scientific studies with the Wheaton Teacher Education Program (WheTEP), an experience-oriented program that facilitates students working with kids, in classrooms or the community, from the very beginning of their studies.

A Model of Excellence

Our program is regionally, nationally, and internationally recognized and respected. It is a Model of Excellence Award winner, as named by the Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (AILACTE)

Meet a Science Teacher


"Overall, I found the program to be exceptionally good at preparing me and others for our teaching careers. "

Sarah Davis '16, Biology Secondary Education | Read Sarah's Story >

Programs and Requirements

Wheaton College has been granted program approval by the state of Illinois in the areas of:

Student Opportunities

Master of Arts in Teaching

The Wheaton College M.A.T. program is designed to prepare educators to integrate faith and learning through graduate level experiences from a Christian perspective. It provides for greater depth in one’s discipline through research, internship and enriched coursework opportunities. It is available to students who have earned a B.A. from another university or for Wheaton undergraduate students who choose to do an accelerated M.A. in secondary education. View the Master of Arts in Teaching information >

International Student Teaching

Since 1990, Wheaton students have had the opportunity to request an international assignment for their student teaching experience. Students are placed in mission and international schools around the world providing them with rich, cross cultural experiences and unique challenges. Christian College Education Coordinating Council (CCTECC) information >

Wheaton College Field Station

The College owns a 50-acre field station in the Black Hills of South Dakota, where exciting field-oriented courses are offered in general education, biology, physics, geology and environmental education. View the Field Station site >


HoneyRock is an outdoor learning campus located in the Three Lakes Region of Wisconsin. One of its main goals is to train college students in leadership, education and discipleship. The Education Department offers a 12-week program each summer at Honey Rock. Students have the opportunity to take classes in child development, educational psychology, basic ecology and outdoor education. More information on HoneyRock >

Frequently Asked Questions About Science Teacher Education

Have Questions?

Contact the Physics and Engineering Department. We're here to help. 630.752.5007 |