Bachelor of Science in Secondary
The goal of the Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education (BSSE) degree…
…is to prepare graduates for successful careers as science teachers at the middle and high school levels. Graduates of the BSSE will be eligible to apply for licensure as secondary Broad Field Science teachers in the state of Montana, making them eligible to teach earth science, physics, physical science, biology, chemistry and environmental science in Montana’s secondary schools.
There are state, national, and global shortages of secondary science teachers. Graduates from the BSSE have a 90% employment rate, with each receiving multiple job offers both within and outside of Montana. The local annual career fair at the University of Montana connects graduates with employers seeking science teachers.
Scholarships and stipends available
A grant from the National Science Foundation provides generous funding for eligible Native American students and descendants to enroll in the BSSE to become secondary science teachers. Full tuition, fees, books and a monthly living stipend are available with no pay back required. Download information on the funding here: