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B.A. Degree in Biological Sciences

Major: Biological Sciences Education (XBE)

Students planning to major in Biology for the purpose of teaching science in secondary schools must identify themselves and plan their programs with the faculty advisor (Barbara Butler, bmbutler@udel.edu) for secondary education as early in their academic careers as possible. The following course of study is designed to prepare students for teacher certification.

All of the following:

Biology Courses Credit Hours
BISC 207-208 Introductory Biology I & II 8
BISC 302 General Ecology 3
BISC 306 General Physiology 3
a. BISC 305 Cell Biology OR
b. BISC 401 Molecular Biology of the Cell
3
BISC 403 Genetic and Evolutionary Biology 3

Two courses in experimental biology. The corresponding lecture is a prerequisite (THE LECTURE AND THE LAB CANNOT BE TAKEN SIMULTANEOUSLY). ONE of:

Experimental Biology Courses Credit Hours
BISC 312 Quantitative Ecology 2
BISC 316 Experimental General Physiology 2

And ONE of:

Experimental Biology Courses Credit Hours
BISC 315 Experimental Cell Biology 2
BISC 411 Experimental Molecular Biology of the Cell 2
BISC 413 Experimental Genetic & Evolutionary Biology 2

A literature-based 600 level course from a list of approved courses.

Additional Biology courses at the 300 level or above to a total of 33 credit hours. Six of the 33 credits may come from a list of approved courses from other academic units. Note that none of these courses from other units satisfy the requirement for a literature-based course.

A minimum grade of C- is required in each BISC course.

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Chemistry Courses Credit Hours
CHEM 103 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry 4
a. CHEM 213 Elementary Organic Chemistry OR
b. CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry
4
CHEM 214/216 Elementary Biochemistry and Lab 3/1
Physics Courses Credit Hours
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I 4
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II 4
Math Courses Credit Hours
b. MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A

4
Geology Courses Credit Hours
GEOL 107 General Geology 4
Geology elective 3
Education Courses Credit Hours
EDUC 413 Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Areas 1
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4

A grade of C- or higher is required in all EDUC and SCEN courses. To be eligible for student teaching, Biological Sciences Education students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 in their BISC courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.50. Students must also have passed a teacher competency test as established by the University Council on Teacher Education. Students must consult the teacher education program coordinator (see list on page 190 of current Undergraduate Catalogue) to obtain student teaching application and other information concerning student teaching policies.

A grade of D (not D-) or better must be obtained in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Geology courses required for all Biological Sciences majors and minor.

College Requirements Credit Hours
9 credits in Group A, Group B, and Group C 27
Second Writing Course 3
Foreign Language* 0-12

*Completion of the intermediate course (107 or 112 or 214) in a given language. The number of courses taken depends on previous language experience or a language placement exam.

University Requirements Credit Hours
Writing: ENGL 110 Critical Reading and Writing 3
Multicultural Course 3
First Year Experience 0-4
Discovery Learning Experience 3

Additional courses are needed for a total of 124 Credit Hours.

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B.A. Degree in Chemical Education

Major: Chemical Sciences Education (XCE)

Students planning to major in Chemistry for the purpose of teaching science in secondary schools must identify themselves and plan their programs with the faculty advisor for chemistry education (Dr. Kate Scantlebury, kscantle@udel.edu) as early in their academic careers as possible. The following course of study is designed to prepare students for teacher certification.

All of the following:

Chemistry Courses Credit Hours
CHEM-111/112/119/120
CHEM-103/104/220/221

11


12
CHEM-213 OR
CHEM-321/322 OR
CHEM-331/332/333
4
8
8
CHEM-437/438 4
CHEM-418/445 OR CHEM-443/445 4
CHEM-214/216 (4) 4

Related Coursework

Biology Credit Hours
BIOL 207 General Biology 4
Physics Credit Hours
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I or PHYS 207 4
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II OR PHYS 208 4
Math Credit Hours
MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A 4
MATH 242 Analytic Geometry and Calculus B  
Geology Credit Hours
GEOL 107 General Geology 4
Education Courses Credit Hours
EDUC 413 Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Areas 1
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4

A grade of C- or higher is required in all CHEM, EDUC and SCEN courses. To be eligible for student teaching, Chemistry Education students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 in their CHEM courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.50. Students must also have passed a teacher competency test as established by the University Council on Teacher Education. Students must consult the teacher education program coordinator to obtain student teaching application and other information concerning student teaching policies.

College Requirements Credit Hours
9 credits in Group A, Group B, and Group C 27
Second Writing Course 3
Foreign Language* 0-12

*Completion of the intermediate course (107 or 112 or 214) in a given language. The number of courses taken depends on previous language experience or a language placement exam.

University Requirements Credit Hours
Writing: ENGL 110 Critical Reading and Writing 3
Multicultural Course 3
First Year Experience 0-4
Discovery Learning Experience 3

Additional courses are needed for 124 credit hours.

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B.A. Degree in Earth Science Education

Major: Earth Sciences Education (XES)

Students planning to major in Earth Science Education must identify themselves and plan their programs with the faculty advisor for earth science education (Dr. John Madsen, jmadsen@udel.edu) as early in their academic careers as possible. The following course of study is designed to prepare students for teacher certification.

All of the following:

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Credit Hours
GEOL 105/115 Geological Hazards and their Human Impact & Laboratory 4
GEOL 107 General Geology 4
GEOL 300 Earth's Materials I: Minerals. 4
GEOL 303 Earth's Surface I: Surficial Processes 4
GEOL 306 Earth's Lithosphere II: Field Geology 4
GEOG 101 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 220 Meteorology 3
GEOG 235 Conservation of Natural Resources 3

And ONE of:

Climate Courses Credit Hours
GEOG 343 Climatic Geomorphology 3
GEOG 255 Applied Climatology 3

A minimum grade of C- is required in each GEOL & GEOG course.

Related Coursework

Chemistry Courses Credit Hours
CHEM 103 General Chemistry 4
Physics Courses Credit Hours
PHYS 133 Introduction to Astronomy 4
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics I 4
PHYS 202 Introductory Physics II 4
Math Credit Hours
MATH 221 Calculus I 3
Biology Credit Hours
BISC 195 Biological Evolution 3
Marine Studies Credit Hours
MAST 200 The Oceans 3
Education Courses Credit Hours
EDUC 413 Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Areas 1
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4

A grade of C- or better is required in BISC 195, MAST 200, PHYS 133, and SCEN 491 and all of the required EDUC, GEOG, and GEOL courses.

To be eligible for student teaching, Earth Science Education students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 in their GEOL, GEOG, BISC195, MAST200, and PHYS133 courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.50. Students must also have passed a teacher competency test as established by the University Council on Teacher Education. Students must consult the teacher education program coordinator (see list on page 190 of current Undergraduate Catalogue) to obtain student teaching application and other information concerning student teaching policies.

College Requirements Credit Hours
9 credits in Group A, Group B, and Group C 27
Second Writing Course 3
Foreign Language* 0-12

*Completion of the intermediate course (107 or 112 or 214) in a given language. The number of courses taken depends on previous language experience or a language placement exam.

University Requirements Credit Hours
Writing: ENGL 110 Critical Reading and Writing 3
Multicultural Course 3
First Year Experience 0-4
Discovery Learning Experience 3

Additional courses are needed for a total of 124 Credit Hours.

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B.A. Degree in Physics Education

Major: Physics Education (XPS)

Students planning to major in Physics for the purpose of teaching science in secondary schools must identify themselves and plan their programs with the faculty advisor for secondary science education (Dr. Kate Scantlebury, kscantle@udel.edu) as early in their academic careers as possible. The following course of study is designed to prepare students for teacher certification.

All of the following:

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS Credit Hours
PHYS 207 Fundamental Physics I 4
PHYS 208 Fundamental Physics II 3
PHYS 309 20th/21st Century Physics 3
PHYS NNN 15 credits at 300+ level 15

A minimum grade of C- is required in each PHYS course.

Related Coursework

Chemistry Courses Credit Hours
CHEM 103 General Chemistry 4
CHEM 104 General Chemistry 4
Math Courses Credit Hours
MATH 241 Analytic Geometry and Calculus A 4
MATH 242 Analytic Geometry and Calculus B 4
MATH 243 Analytic Geometry and Calculus C 4
MATH 302 Ordinary Differential Equations 4
Education Courses Credit Hours
EDUC 413 Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology 4
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Areas 1
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary School 4

A grade of C- or higher is required in all PHYS, EDUC and SCEN courses. To be eligible for student teaching, Physics Education students must have a GPA of at least 2.75 in their PHYS courses and an overall GPA of at least 2.50. Students must also have passed a teacher competency test as established by the University Council on Teacher Education. Students must consult the teacher education program coordinator (see list on page 190 of current Undergraduate Catalogue) to obtain student teaching application and other information concerning student teaching policies.

A grade of D (not D-) or better must be obtained in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Geology courses required for all Biological Sciences majors and minor.

College Requirements Credit Hours
9 credits in Group A, Group B, and Group C 27
Second Writing Course 3
Foreign Language* 0-12

*Completion of the intermediate course (107 or 112 or 214) in a given language. The number of courses taken depends on previous language experience or a language placement exam.

University Requirements Credit Hours
Writing: ENGL 110 Critical Reading and Writing 3
Multicultural Course 3
First Year Experience 0-4
Discovery Learning Experience 3

Additional courses are needed for a total of 124 Credit Hours.

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