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Middle/Secondary with Concentration in Earth and Space

Science (grades 8-12)


This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Middle and Secondary Education with Concentration in Earth and Space Science — Leading to
Certification in Grades 8-12

Major: MISE

Concentration: Earth and Space Science

Degree: BS

Department: Middle and Secondary Education (MISE)

Unit: College of Education and Human Development (ED)

Teacher Education Admission Requirements: A minimum of 45 semester hours; 2.75 or higher overall recommended
GPA; 3.0 or higher GPA in EDTP 107 and 201; 21 or higher ACT Composite Score recommended, “C” or better in English
102, “C” or better in Oral Communication course. Other requirements as outlined in Application Packet.

General Education
Type Hours

General Education Requirements 34

The following are recommended courses to fulfill General Education Requirements:

COM 115 Interpersonal Communication (OC)


BIOL 240 Unity of Life (S) 3
BIOL 244 Principles of Biology Lab (SL) 3
GEOS 200 The Global Environment (S) 2
MATH 111 College Algebra (M) 3
PAS 227 Survey of American Diversity (SBCD1) 3
OR SOC 210 Race in the U.S. (SBCD1)

Pre-Professional Courses

Type Hours

EDTP 101, Academic Orientation 1

EDTP 201, The Teaching Profession (SB) 3

EDTP 107 Human Growth and Development 3


Note: You must be admitted to teacher education before enrolling in core professional courses.

Core Professional Courses

Type Hours

EDTP 301 General Methods 3

EDTP 328 Building Learning Communities 3

EDTP 330 Building Learning Communities Field Experience 1

EDTP 345 Special Populations in Schools 3

EDTP 346 Special Populations in Schools Field Experience 1

EDTP 355 Assessment and Research 3

EDTP 420 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3

EDTP 421 Intensive Field Experience 1

EDTP 424 High School Science Methods 3

EDTP 506 Public Schools in America 3

Total 24

Mid-Point Assessment: Prior to Middle/Secondary Student Teaching Satisfactory dispositions assessment; Satisfactory mid-
point portfolio review; Positive recommendation from Middle/Secondary Program Committee; Completion of required Core
courses with a "C" or better.

Type Hours

EDTP 419 Student Teaching: High School 12

EDTP 477 Capstone Seminar 3

Concentration in Earth Science

Type Hours

BIOL 240 Unity of Life 3

BIOL 242 Diversity of Life 3

BIOL 244 Principles of Biology Laboratory 2

GEOS 200 The Global Environment 3


GEOS 360 Global Environmental Change 3

GEOS 363 Climatology 3

GEOS 564 Hydrology 3

GEOS 367 Geomorphology 3

PHYS 107 Elementary Astronomy 3

PHYS 108 Elementary Astronomy Lab 1

PHYS 220 Contemporary Issues in Meteorology 3

Minimum Total 30

Related and Supporting Courses (minimum 15 credit hours)

Choose from Biology, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, or Chemistry as approved by advisor.

Type Hours

CHEM 201 General Chemistry I 3

CHEM 202 General Chemistry II 3

CHEM 207 Intro to Chemical Analysis I 1

CHEM 208 Intro to Chemical Analysis II 1

CHEM 209 Intro to Chemical Analysis III 1

PHYS XXX Physics elective 3

Science Elective 3

Type Hours

Minimum Total 123

Degree Assessment

Satisfactory dispositions assessment; "B-" or better in Student Teaching; satisfactory portfolio; 2.50 GPA in Concentration
courses; 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Courses.

Certification Assessment

Passing scores on required PRAXIS exams.