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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 2022 4
LIFE 2023 4
MICR/MOLB 2021 or 4
LIFE 3000 3
LIFE 3050 or LIFE 3500 3
LIFE 3400 3
Elective Courses:

15 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 8 hours must be upper division.

Other Required Electives (20 hours minimum):

STAT 2050 4
CHEM 1020 4
And one course from each of the following (8 hours minimum):
Earth and Space Science 4
Environmental Science 4
PHYS 1110 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 4230 4
CHEM 4507 or CHEM 3550 3
LIFE 1010 4
MOLB/MICR 2021 4
STAT 2050 4
Minimum 9 Additional Credits From:
LIFE 3400 3
LIFE 3050 4
LIFE 3500 3
LIFE 3600 4
MOLB 3610 4
MOLB 4100 3
MOLB 4105 1

 

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

LIFE 1010 4
CHEM 1020 or 1050 4
CHEM 1030 or 1060 4
PHYS 1310 4
ESS/GEOL 2000 4
LIFE 2022 or 2023 4
ESS/GEOG 3480 3
GEOL 3500 or 4777 or BOT 4780 or SOIL 4535 3-4
ESS/ATSC/BOT/GEOL 4001 4
ESS/GEOG 3480 3
BOT/GEOL/GEOG 4111 or 3
BOT/GEOL/GEOG 4140 3
GEOG 4200 4
ESS 4950 3
ESS 4970 2
And Additional Required Courses (16 hours):
STAT 2050 4
MATH 2200 4
MATH 2205 4
GEOL 3600 or 3650 4
Elective Courses 9


   
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

ASTR 1050 4
ATSC 2000 4
GEOG 4040 3
GEOL 1100 4
GEOL 2000 4
GEOL 2070 4
GEOL 2100 4
GEOL 2080 or GEOL 3080 or 4717 4
GEOL 4820 3
Required Electives
STAT 2050 4
CHEM 1020 4
LIFE 1010 4
PHYS 1110 4
Elective Courses (minimum) 18


 
At least 7 hours in GEOL courses numbered 2000 or higher, plus additional hours in GEOL at a minimum level of 2000 or higher, or approved electives.

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 1310 4
PHYS 1320 4
PHYS 2310 4
PHYS 2320 4
PHYS 4210 3
PHYS 4310 3
PHYS 4410 3
PHYS 4510 3
PHYS 2150 or 3100 or 3650 or 4050 or 4150 or 4160 2-4
Upper Division Physics Elective 3
Required Science Courses:
LIFE 1010 4
ASTR 1050 4
CHEM 1020 4
COSC 1030 4
Required Mathematics Courses:
MATH 2200 4
MATH 2205 4
MATH 2210 4
MATH 2310 3

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