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Middle/Secondary with Concentration in Earth and Space Science (grades 8-12)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2009 - Spring 2010 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Middle and Secondary Education with Concentration in Earth and Space Science — Leading to Certification in Grades 8-12

Major: MISE

Concentration: Earth and Space Science

Degree: BS

Department: EDTL

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107 and 201; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English 102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education

Type

Hours
General Education 34
 The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:  
 

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)

BIOL 240 Unity of Life (S)

BIOL 244 Principles of Biology Lab (SL)

GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S)

MATH 111 College Algebra (M)

PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1)

 

3

3

2

3

3

3

 OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)  

Pre-Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB)

3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development

3

Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Core Professional Courses

Type

Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods

3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities

3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience

1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools

3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience

1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research

3

EDTP 407 Special Methods in MISE School Teaching

3

EDTP 408 MISE Content Methods Field Experience

EDTP 420 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America

3

Total  24

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Middle/Secondary Student Teaching Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Satisfactory mid-point portfolio review; Positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; Completion of required Core courses with a "C" or better.

Type

Hours
EDTP 419 Secondary Student Teaching  12 
EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in Earth Science

Type

Hours
BIOL 240 Unity of Life
BIOL 242 Diversity of Life
BIOL 244 Principles of Biology Laboratory
GEOS 200 The Global Environment
GEOS 360 Global Environmental Change
GEOS 363 Climatology
GEOS 564 Hydrology
GEOS 367 Geomorphology
PHYS 107 Elementary Astronomy
PHYS 108 Elementary Astronomy Lab
PHYS 220 Contemporary Issues in Meteorology
Minimum Total 30
 
Related and Supporting Courses (minimum 15 credit hours)
Choose from Biology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry as approved by advisor.

Type

Hours
CHEM 201 General Chemistry I
CHEM 202 General Chemistry II
CHEM 207 Intro to Chemical Analysis I
CHEM 208 Intro to Chemical Analysis II
CHEM 209 Intro to Chemical Analysis III
PHYS XXX Physics elective 
Science Elective
Minimum Total 123

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; "B-" or better in Student Teaching; satisfactory portfolio; 2.50 GPA in Concentration courses; 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Courses.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.

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