Required Courses (total 36 credits)

  • EDU 508 - Student Teaching/Candidacy/Science (9 total credits of field placements)
  • EDU 606 - Understanding Learning and Teaching - 4 credits
  • ELL 645 - Issues in Educating English Language Learners - 3 credits
  • RED 625 - Literacy Across the Curriculum - 4 credits
  • SCE 613 - Methods and Curriculum in Teaching/Science - 3 credits
  • SCE 616 - Assessment and Data-driven Instruction/Science - 3 credits
  • SCE 614 - The Nature of Science in Science Education - 3 credits
  • SCE 718 - Curriculum Problems in Science - 3 credits
  • SCI 670 - Science Research Experience (1 credit)
  • SPE 612 - Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs - 3 credits
  • EED 640 - Safe and Healthy Learning Environments (0 credits)

Science Content

This program requires an undergraduate major in the science area of future certification (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics), or a minimum of 30 semester hour credits in that science area. Courses from departments other than these science areas (e.g., engineering science) will be evaluated on an individual basis for appropriate science content to be used toward the 30 credits.

  • Biology certification requires an undergraduate Biology major OR coursework in Organismic Biology; Genetics/molecular/cell Biology; and Population biology/ecology.
  • Chemistry certification requires an undergraduate Chemistry major OR coursework in Inorganic, Organic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry (including Engineering)
  • Earth Science certification requires an undergraduate Earth Science or Geology Major OR coursework in Earth history; Paleontology; Mineralogy; Structural Geology; Hydrology; and Glacial Geology. Coursework may also include Geology; Meterology; or Astronomy.
  • Physics certification requires an undergraduate Physics major OR coursework in Mechanics; Electricity; Thermodynamics; Modern Physics such as Relativity, Kinetic Theory, and Quantum Theory. Coursework may also include Optics; Circuits; or Particle Physics.

Liberal Arts Distribution courses

Students need to complete the following liberal arts requirements (with no course grade less than a C):

  • Writing (course or equivalent)
  • Mathematics
  • History
  • Social Science (other than history or psychology)
  • Artistic Expression (course or equivalent)
  • Humanities other than history or artistic expression
  • Language other than English including American Sign Language (completion of a high school Foreign Language Level 3 or higher may be substituted)