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University Catalog|Office of the Registrar

College of Education: Science Education Curriculum

Concurrent majors in Science Education are offered in Biology, Chemistry, Earth System Science, and Geology.

A grade of C or better must be earned in each course included in the major content. A minimum GPA of 2.5 in major content courses is required.

Professional Education Requirements 

EDST 2450 3
EDST 2480 4
EDEX 2484 3
ITEC 2360 3
EDST 3000 6
EDST 3550 2
EDSE 3275 3
EDSE 4275 3
EDSE 4500 15

 

Biological Science Education with Concurrent Major in Biology

Total minimum program hours: 121

In addition to the professional education requirements, a minimum of 56 semester hours, including the major content courses (21-23 hours), biology electives (15 hours) and required electives (20 hours minimum).

Science Electives

At least one course from each of the following areas is required: chemistry, physics, environmental science, earth and space sciences.

Major Content Required Courses

LIFE 1010 4
LIFE 3400 3
LIFE 3050 4
LIFE 3500 3
LIFE 3600 4
Plus choose two:
LIFE 2022 4
LIFE 2023 4
MICR/MOLB 2021 4
Elective Courses:

9 hours in the Biological Sciences. Electives may be from one or more of these areas of emphasis: Microbial Emphasis; Plant and Fungal Emphasis; Animal Emphasis; Ecology Emphasis; Genetics and Evolution Emphasis (choices available from the Office of Teacher Education or the college website). A minimum of 6 hours must be upper division.

Other Required Electives (20 hours minimum):

CHEM 1020 4
CHEM 2300 4
MICR/MOLB 3610 4
PHYS 1110 4
PHYS 1120 4
MATH 2200 4
STAT 2050 4
COSC 1010 or COSC 1030 4
Earth/Space Science 3-4

Chemistry Education with Concurrent Major in Chemistry

Total minimum program hours: 126

In addition to the professional education requirements, a minimum of 51 semester hours, including the major content courses (42 hours), science electives (9 hours) are required.

Major Content (51 hours minimum)

Required Content Courses

CHEM 1020 or CHEM 1050 4
CHEM 1030 or CHEM 1060 4
CHEM 2230 4
CHEM 2420 4
CHEM 2440 4
CHEM 4110 3
CHEM 4100 4
CHEM 4440 or MOLB 3610 3-4
CHEM 4507 or 3550 3
LIFE 1010 4
MATH 2200 4
MATH 2205 4
MOLB/MICR 2021 4
PHYS 1110 or 1210 4
PHYS 1120 or 1220 4
STAT 2050 4
Minimum 6 Additional Credits From:
Any upper division (3000-level or higher) CHEM, LIFE, or MOLB course 6

Earth/Space Science Education with Concurrent Major in Earth System Science

Total minimum program hours: 127

In addition to the professional education requirements, a minimum of 71 semester hours, including the major content courses (46 hours), additional courses (16 hours), and elective courses (9 hours) are required.

Required Earth System Courses

ESS 1000 2
ENR 1200 or LIFE 1010 4
CHEM 1020 4
CHEM 1030 4
PHYS 1110 4
ESS/GEOL 2000 4
ANTH/ENR 4310 or ENR/GEOG 4040 3
GEOG 3480 or GEOL 3500 3-4
MATH 2200 4
ENR/GEOL 4525 or ENR 4500 3-4
ESS 4970 2
ENR/GEOL 1500, GEOG 1010, or GEOL 1100 4
ATSC 2100, GEOG 3450, or GEOL 3500 3-4
GEOL 2150, GEOG 3010, REWM/ENR 4285,
or GEOG 4450
3-4
GEOG 2150, BOT/GEOG 3150, BOT/GEOG 4111, or GEOG 4200 3-4
Plus choose two of the following:
LIFE 2022 4
LIFE 2023 4
LIFE 3400 3
MICR/MOLB 2021 4
GEOG 4460 3

Science Electives

At least one course from each of the following areas is required: physics, biological sciences, environmental science, chemistry.

Earth/Space Science Education with Concurrent Major in Geology

Total minimum program hours: 123

In addition to the professional education requirements, a minimum of 64 semester hours, including the major content courses (30 hours), required electives (15 hours) and elective courses in one Emphasis Area (18 hours) are required.

Required Courses

GEOL 1100 or 1500 4
GEOL 2000 4
GEOL 2010 3
GEOL 2020 2
GEOL 2080 or GEOL 4717 3-6
GEOL 4820 3
Required Electives
LIFE 1010 4
CHEM 1020 4
PHYS 1110 4
STAT 2050 4
MATH 1405 or MATH 1450 3-5
ASTR 1050 4
Elective Courses:
6 courses from the following recommended list
ATSC 2000 or GEOG 3450 3-4
GEOL 2050 3
GEOL 2070 4
GEOL 2005 or GEOL 3005 4
GEOL 3400 4
GEOL 3500* 4
GEOL 3600 4
GEOL 3650 4
GEOL 4444 4
GEOL 4490 3
GEOL 4610 4
GEOL 4835 3
ECON 2400 3
GEOG 3010 3
POLS 4051 3
SOIL 4120 4
ECON 4400 3
ECON 4410 3

*Highly recommended

Physics Education with Concurrent Major in Physics

Total minimum program hours: 122

In addition to the professional education requirements, a minimum of 63 semester hours, including the major content courses (32 hours), and science (16 hours), and mathematics (15 hours) courses are required.

Major Content

Required Courses

PHYS 1210 or 1310 4
PHYS 1220 or 1320 4
ASTR 2310 or 2320 or PHYS 2310 or 3640 4
PHYS 2320 4
PHYS 4210 3
PHYS 4310 or ASTR 4610 3
PHYS 4410 3
PHYS 4510 3
PHYS elective, 2000-level or higher** 2
Upper Division PHYS elective 3
Required Science Courses:
LIFE 1010 4
CHEM 1020 4
ASTR 1000 or 1050 3-4
COSC 1010 or 1030 4
Required Mathematics Courses:
MATH 2200 4
MATH 2205 4
MATH 2210 4
MATH 2310 3

Notes: Credit can only be earned with the following combinations as options for PHYS 2310: ASTR 1050 and ASTR 2320 or ASTR 1000 and ASTR 2310.

**We encourage students to apply to become Supplemental Instruction (SI) teachers to fulfill the PHYS 2000-level or higher elective. Students must have successfully completed the course for which they would like to lead the SI group, and they must contact the instructor of the course regarding this option in advance of contacting the SI program coordinator.

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