Secondary Science Education
Current Students

Program of Study

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The B.A. courses in each of the majors follow a similar course selection in the first year. Students take introductory courses in their majors, as well as mathematics, foreign language and writing courses. Science Education majors take 24 credits of education classes throughout the four years, including the capstone experience of student teaching.

FIRST YEAR

FALL CREDITS
Freshman Year Experience 1
General Chemistry (CHEM 103) or 4
General Physics (PHYS 201/207) or 4
General Biology BIOL 207 4
Critical Reading and Writing (ENG110) 3
Calculus (MATH 241) 4
Foreign Language (105 or 106) 4
Total Credits  16 Credits
SPRING CREDITS
General Chemistry CHEM 104 or 4
Physics PHYS 202/208 or 4
Biology BIOL 208 4
Geology GEOL 1XX 4
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Calculus (MATH 242a) or Elective 4
Foreign Language (106 or 107) 4
Total Credits  15 Credits

SECOND YEAR

FALLb CREDITS
Chemistry  2XX   or 4-8
Physics PHYS 202/208 or 4-8
General Biology BIOL 208 or 4-8
Geology GEOL 3XX 4-8
Related Science Course 4
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Total Credits  15- 18 Credits
SPRINGb CREDITS
Chemistry 2XX   or 4-8
Physics PHYS 3XX or 4-8
Biology BIOL 3XX 4-8
Geology GEOL 3XX 4-8
Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology EDUC 413 4
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Total Credits  15-18 Credits

THIRD YEAR

FALLb CREDITS
Chemistry  2XX   or 4-8
Physics PHYS 3XX or 4-8
Biology BIOL 3XX 4-8
Geology GEOL 3XX  & GEOG 3XX 4-8
Teaching Exceptional Adolescents EDUC 414 3
Liberal Arts Elective 4
Liberal Arts Elective 4
Required Related Science Course 4
Total Credits  15-18  Credits
SPRINGb CREDITS
Chemistry  3XX   or 4-8
Physics PHYS 3XX or 4-8
Biology BIOL 3XX 4-8
Required Related Science Course 4-8
Diversity in Secondary Education EDUC 419 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Liberal Arts Elective 3
Total Credits  15-18  Credits

FOURTH YEAR

FALLb CREDITS
Chemistry  4XX   or 4
Physics PHYS 4XX or 4
Biology BIOL 4XX & 6XX 4
Reading in the Content Areas EDUC 420 1
Methods of Teaching Science SCEN 491 4
Liberal Arts Elective 4
Liberal Arts Elective 4
Total Credits  15-18  Credits
SPRING CREDITS
Student teaching EDUC 400c 9
Total Credits  9 Credits

a Required for chemistry and physics education majors

b Students begin to take higher level courses in science major 4-8 credits

c Student teaching is a full course load, students are in the field working full-time in a school for 15 weeks.