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Academics: Education

Education majors

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
  • GEOL 251 - Oceanography
  • GEOG 250 - Meteorology
  • ASTR 211 - Planetary and Stellar Astronomy
  • ASTR 212 - Galactic Astronomy and Cosmology
  • SCES 214 - Communication and Learning in the Natural Sciences
  • SCES 314 - Integration Methods and Pedagogies for Secondary Science Teachers
  • SCES 359 - Seminar in Secondary Teaching of Integrated Science

Required cognates:

  • CHEM 103 - General Chemistry I
  • MATH 132 - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Studies OR 171 - Calculus I
  • One course in high school or college physics

Electives:

One approved elective from the following courses:

  • ENST 210 - Human Impacts on the Environment
  • GEOG 252 - Geomorphology
  • GEOG 261 - Cartography and GIS
  • GEOL 304 - Geochemistry
  • GEOL 313 - Paleontology
  • GEOL 316 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
  • GEOL 317 - Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
  • Math 143 - Introduction to Probabilty and Statistics

 

 

Requirements for the Earth/Space Science Minor for Secondary Education.

Note:

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

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