The Secondary Science Education student at Wheaton College receives a solid foundation in the liberal arts tradition and an interpretation of the scientific nature of God’s creation. The Wheaton Teacher Education Program (WheTEP) is an experience-oriented program, meaning students are working with kids, in classrooms or the community, from the very begining of the WheTEP program. Science teacher candidates are challenged to blend and foster their love of science and desire to teach all students in order to become teacher leaders in their field and schools.
Science teacher canidates earn a double major, earning a degree in the scientific discipline of their choice, as well as a degree in secondary education. Wheaton College has been granted program approval by the state of Illinois in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Geology and Physics. WheTEP is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and has a 100% passage rate on the Illinois Test of Basic Skills.