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Integrated Science Major, B.S. in Ed., Secondary Standard Certificate

B.S. in Education degree, Secondary Standard Certificate
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This major offers a balanced, interdisciplinary program of coursework in the life, physical, and earth and space sciences for students planning to teach secondary school science. The required courses have been selected to prepare students to teach the science content in the Michigan Curriculum Framework including strong preparation in science inquiry through laboratory and field methods experiences. Students are encouraged to work closely with an advisor throughout their program. Courses, where appropriate, may be double counted with the University Program and the degree requirements on the Bachelor of Science in Education.

This major may be reduced to 39 semester hours when combined with a minor in Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, or Physics. If your minor is Biology, do not count the 16 hours of Life Science courses listed below. If your minor is Earth Science, do not count the 17 hours of Earth and Space Science courses listed below. If your minor is Chemistry, do not count the 8 hours of Chemistry (CHM) courses listed below. If your minor is Physics, do not count the 10 hours of Physics (PHY) listed below.

Additional credits at the 300-level or higher may need to be added if the remaining number of credits is below 39. Your advisor will help you choose the appropriate courses. Students are cautioned that they must have 36 semester hours on their Integrated Science major that are not counted on any other major or minor for teacher certification.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

All courses must be taken for a grade, not for credit/no credit even if offered as an option. Grades in courses transferred to CMU will count in the calculation of the major GPA. A minimum 2.7 GPA (B-) must be earned in all teaching majors.

In addition to the courses listed below, each student must receive training in safe chemical use and storage and the care of living things from trained personnel prior to applying for student teaching. This major is administered by the Integrated Science Education Council.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (16 hours)

Life Science

BIO 110Concepts of Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 208Microbiology

4(3-3)

Plus any 300-level or higher biology course selected in consultation with an advisor.

Required Courses II (11 hours)

Earth and Space Science

AST 111Astronomy

3(3-0)

AST 112Introduction to Astronomical Observations

1(0-2)

GEO 201Weather and Climate

4(4-0)

Plus any 300-level or higher geology, astronomy, or weather courses selected in consultation with an advisor.

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Earth and Space Science

Select one of the following:

GEL 100Introduction to Earth Systems

3(2-2)

GEL 130QREarth Processes

3(2-2)

Note: GEL 130QR is recommended.

Required Courses IV (3 hours)

Earth and Space Science

Select one of the following:

GEL 201Earth History

3(2-2)

GEL 230Prehistoric Life

3(3-0)

Required Courses V (18 hours)

Physical Science

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

PHY 130QRCollege Physics I

4(4-0)

PHY 131College Physics II

4(4-0)

PHY 170College Physics Laboratory I

1(0-2)

PHY 171College Physics Laboratory II

1(0-2)

Required Courses VI (3 hours)

Teaching Science

SCI 400Teaching Integrated Science in Secondary School

3(2-2)

Total: 39-54 semester hours