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Earth and Space Secondary Education

Department: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Certification to teach Earth & Space Science, starting for students entering fall 2010
 
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ESS 100 Environmental Systems I
3
N
GL 100 Introducation to Physical Geology
3
 
N
GL 101 Physical Geology Lab
1
GL 100
N
GL 111 Oceanography
3
N
ESS 310 Water Resources I
3
ESS 100 or permission
N
QS
or
ESS 299 Climate Past and Present
3
 
N
GL 202 Historical Geology
3
GL 100
N
GL 210 Mineralogy
4
one semester of Chemistry
N
PC 120 Astronomy
3
N
Advanced Geology Electives (total 12 credits, with one being a capstone)
GL 300 Petrography 4 Gl 210
N
GL 304 Paleobiology of Invertebrates 4 GL 202 or BI 113
N
GL 304 Structural Geology 3 GL 202
N
 
ESS 330 GIS 4 ESS 100
GL 389 Geology Professional Seminar 1 junior or senor standing
ESS 410 Water Resources II 3 ESS 310 & MA 130
N
QS
GL 405 Principles of Stratigraphy (capstone) 4 GL 202
N
CW
GL 400 Petrology of Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks (capstone) 4 GL 300
N
 
GL 401 Sedimentology 4 GL 202 & CH 114
N
GL 450 Geology Research 1-6 permission
N
Other Natural Science Courses required (11 or 12 credits)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 103 Quantitative Methods
3
 
Q
or
MA 130 Calculus I
4
 
N
QM
CH 114 Introduction to Physical Inorganic Chemistry
4
 
N
QS
CH 115 Introduction to Physical Inorganic Chemistry II
4
CH 114
N
QS
Total credits = 48-49
Curricular substitutions - CH 105 & CH 106 may substitute for CH 114 & CH 115
Required Education Courses

Credit hours = 39 (26 upper level)

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education
3
corequisite ED 111
S
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience
1
corequisite ED 110
S
ED 130 Adolescent Development
3
S
ED 201 Educational Technology
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130
S
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities
3
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121or ED 130
S
ED 314 English Language Learners
1
ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 130
S
 
ED 315 English Language Learners Practicum
1
ED 314
S
 
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
4
ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240
S
CW
ED 402 Content Area Literacy
1
 
S
 
ED 420* General Secondary Methods
3
ED 341 and permission
S
 
ED 421 Secondary Math/Science Methods
1
corequisite ED 420
S
 
ED 450** Student Teaching
14
ED 420, senior standing & permission, corequisite ED 451
S
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar
1
corequisite ED 450
S
Total credit hours = 87-88

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. Secondary Foreign Language Education majors take ED 450 & 451 in the SPRING semester. ED 450 requires students' full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisors' approval. Students must have reliable transportation.

NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements.

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