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

B.S. in Education degree, Elementary Standard Certificate
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This major is also offered via Global Campus.

This major offers a balanced, interdisciplinary program of coursework in the life, physical, and earth and space sciences for students planning to teach elementary or middle school. The required courses have been selected to prepare students to teach the science content in the state science teaching standards, 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.

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

A minimum grade of a C is required for all non-methods courses used in this major. Any course with a C- or lower will be included in the calculation of the major GPA until it is retaken and a grade of a C or better is earned. 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 the major and must be evident prior to student teaching. The astronomy, chemistry, geology, and physical science courses in the major will replace the science courses in these disciplines required on the Bachelor of Science in Education degree.

In addition to the courses listed below, each student must receive training in safe chemical use and storage and care of living things from trained personnel prior to applying for student teaching. Students should check the Integrated Science Blackboard shell for the training workshop schedule. There is no enrollment charge to the students for the training and no credit hours are earned. The training is offered fall and spring semesters. The Interdisciplinary Science Education Council oversees these training workshops.

This major is administered by the Interdisciplinary Science Education Council.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (34 hours)

AST 111Astronomy

3(3-0)

AST 112Introduction to Astronomical Observations

1(0-2)

BIO 151Human Biology

3(3-0)

BIO 165Life Science for Elementary Teachers

4(3-3)

BIO 229Nature Study

3(2-3)

CHM 120Survey of Chemistry

4(4-0)

CHM 127Introductory Chemistry Laboratory

1(0-2)

GEL 130QREarth Processes

3(2-2)

GEL 201Earth History

3(2-2)

MTH 107College Algebra

3(3-0)

PHS 151QRIntroductory Physical Science I

3(2-2)

PHS 251Introductory Physical Science II

3(2-2)

Required Courses II (3-4 hours)

Select one of the following:

GEO 105Physical Geography

3(2-2)

GEO 201Weather and Climate

4(4-0)

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

ESC 400Earth Science Education

3(2-2)

SCI 410Teaching Integrated Science K-8

3(3-0)

Note: C+ or better is required for the selected course.

Total: 40-41 semester hours