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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 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

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.

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 Interdisciplinary Science Education Council.

Program Requirements

Required Courses I (16 hours)

Life Science

BIO 111Foundations of Evolution and Diversity

4(3-3)

BIO 112Foundations of Cell Biology

4(3-3)

BIO 211Foundations of Genetics

4(3-3)

BIO 213Foundations of Ecology

4(3-3)

 

Required Courses II (14 hours)

Earth and Space Science

AST 111Astronomy

3(3-0)

AST 112Introduction to Astronomical Observations

1(0-2)

GEL 130QREarth Processes

3(2-2)

GEO 201Weather and Climate

4(4-0)

Plus any 300-level or higher physical/techniques geography, geology, astronomy, or meteorology courses selected in consultation with an advisor.

Required Courses III (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 IV (22 hours)

Physical Science

CHM 131General Chemistry I

4(3-3)

CHM 132General Chemistry II

4(3-3)

CHM 342Survey of Organic Chemistry

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 V (4 hours)

Mathematics

Select one of the following:

MTH 130Pre-Calculus Mathematics

4(4-0)

MTH 132Calculus I

4(4-0)

Required Courses VI (3 hours)

Teaching Science

SCI 400Teaching Integrated Science in Secondary School

3(2-2)

Total: 62 semester hours