Curriculum for Science Education


 

Upon completion of this program of study, graduates will be prepared to: design science lessons to meet the interest, knowledge, and abilities of all students; recognize and respond to student diversity and encourage all students to participate fully in science; encourage and model the skills of scientific inquiry; provide a safe environment within which students are able to engage in meaningful investigations; and, use various technologies to enhance learning.

Curriculum for Bachelor's Degree in Science Education, Earth Science / Physical Science and General Science
First Year
First Semester    
01-101 English Composition I
3
12-191 University Seminar I
1
61-100 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
2
23-101 General Biology
3
25-121 College Algebra
3
XX-101 Elementary Foreign Language I
3
   
16
Second Semester    
01-102 English Composition II
3
12-112 Instructional Technology in Education
3
12-192 University Seminar II
1
23-102 General Biology II
4
25-122 Trigonometry
3
XX-102 Elementary Foreign Language II
3
  Required to take PPST/PRAXIS
17
Second Year
First Semester    
01-201 or 205 World Literature I or African-American Literature I
3
24-101 General and Elementary Analytical Chemistry I
4
26-111 Introduction to Physics I
4
27-101 Geology
4
32-201 World Regional Geography
3
   
18
Second Semester    
01-202 or 206 World Literature II or African-American Literature II
3
12-204 Philosophical Foundations of Education
3
23-205 Ecology
4
24-102 General and Elementary Analytical Chemistry II
4
26-112 Introduction to Physics II
4
  Required to pass PPST/PRAXIS
18
Third Year
First Semester    
01-200 Speech
3
03-202 Ethics
3
12-313 Introduction to Educating Children with Exceptional Learning Needs
3
12-322 Teaching Reading in the Secondary School
3
34-201 American Civilization to 1865
3
49-321 Meteorology
3
   
18
Second Semester    
12-210 Methods of Teaching Middle and High School Science
3
12-318 or 31-395 Multicultural Education or Global Societies
3
22-101 Descriptive Astronomy
3
30-313 Limnology
3
36-201 Introduction to General Psychology
3
36-316 Developmental Psychology
3
   
18
Fourth Year
First Semester    
12-357 Effective Teaching Skills & Classroom Management
3
12-416 Analysis of Student Teaching
1
23-XXX Chemistry Elective
4
26-XXX Physics Elective
3
30-202 Microclimatology
3
30-452 Environmental Education Workshop
3
   
18
Second Semester    
12-400 Preservice / Student Teaching and Senior Seminar (Senior Capstone)
12
   
12
  Total credits 135
   
  NOTE:  See Advisor For Curriculum Updating