Lawrence Escalada, Chair

Lawrence Escalada

Lawrence Escalada, Chair
Science Education Office
McCollum Science Hall 153
Cedar Falls, IA  50613
Phone:  (319) 273-7357
Fax:  (319) 273-3051

I am happy you have found your way to the Science Education website at the University of Northern Iowa. Science education at UNI is an interdepartmental, intercollege unit comprised of faculty teaching in four science content departments in the College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (CHAS) including, biology, chemistry and biochemistry, earth science and physics, as well as faculty who teach in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the Department of Teaching in the College of Education.

Science Education within the CHAS:

  • has 2 integrated secondary science teaching majors and a science minor for elementary education majors
  • offers 3 Liberal Arts Core science courses especially designed for elementary education majors
  • teaches all of the secondary science methods courses
  • has a Master of Arts in Science Education
  • is involved in LOTS of teacher professional development and student outreach
  • has a science curriculum materials center called the UNI Science Education Resource Center (SERC) that includes science kits that can be checked out by K-8 science teachers

Check out each aspect of science education using the navigation bar at the top of the web page. If you interested in any of our programs or are a science teaching alum -- I'd love to hear from you! If you have questions, please feel free to contact me!

Lawrence Escalada, Chair