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Academics: Education

Education majors and minors

The following programs are certifiable teaching areas. Program requirements include courses in geology, geography and/or environmental studies.

Earth/Space Science major for Secondary Education

Advisor

Ken Bergwerff

Required courses

GEOL 151 - Introductory Geology
GEOL 152 - Historical Geology
GEOL 212 - Structural Geology
GEOL 215 - Mineralogy and Optical Mineralogy
GEOL 251 - Oceanography
GEOG 250 - Meteorology
ASTR 211 - Planetary and Stellar Astronomy
ASTR 212 - Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Required cognates

CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I
MATH 132 - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Studies OR 171 - Calculus I
SCES 214 - Communication and Learning in the Natural Sciences
One course in high school or college physics

Electives

One approved elective

Earth/Space Science minor for Secondary Education

Advisor

Ken Bergwerff

Required courses

GEOL 151 - Introductory Geology
GEOL 152 - Historical Geology
GEOL 251 - Oceanography
GEOG 250 - Meteorology
ASTR 211 - Planetary and Stellar Astronomy
ASTR 212 - Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology

Required cognates

MATH 132 - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Studies OR 171 - Calculus I
SCES 214 - Communication and Learning in the Natural Sciences
One course in high school or college physics

Note:

For complete information on teacher certification requirements, see the teacher education program.

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