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Earth and Space Science

Department: Geology

Certification to teach Earth & Space Science

Basic Earth & Space Core

Credit hours = 21

The following courses are required. It is desirable that students complete the Introduction to Geology/Historical Geology sequence in their first year.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 100 Introduction to Geology
3
N
GL 101 Introduction to Geology Lab
1
Corequisite GL 100
N
GL 111 Oceanography
3
N
GL 112 Weather & Climate
3
N
GL 202 Historical Geology
3
GL 100
N
GL 203 Historical Geology Lab
1
GL 101
N
GL 210 Mineralogy
4
one semester of chemistry
N
PC 120 Astronomy
3
N

Specialization in Geology Core

Credit hours = 12 (8 hours at the 300 level or above)

Students may select from the following:

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
GL 205 Paleonbiology of Invertebrates
4
GL 202 or BI 113
N
GL 300 Petrography
4
GL 210
N
GL 305 Hydrogeology
3
GL 100, 101, 202 & 203; one year of chemistry; MA 130
N
GL 310 Structural Geology
4
GL 202 & GL 203
N
GL 315 Principles of Stratigraphy
4
GL 202 & GL 203
N
CW
GL 400 (formerly GL 301) Petrology of Igneous &
Metamorphic Rocks
4
GL 300

N
CW
GL 399 Special Topics
1-3
N
EES 420 Sedimentology
4
GL 205, GL 300 & CH 114
N

Collateral Science Core

Credit hours = 11-12

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
BI 113 Biology II
3
N
 

Complete one of the following Chemistry paths:

Option 1
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 114 Intro. Physical Inorganic Chem. I
4
N
QS
CH 115 Intro Physical Inorganic Chem II
4
CH 114
N
QS
Option 2
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 105and
CH 121
and
CH 106
and
CH 122
Organic Chemistry Concepts I
Organic Chemistry Lab I
Organic Chemistry Concepts II
Organic Chemistry Lab II
3
1
3
1
One year high school chemistry or permission
corequisite CH 105
CH 105, minimum grade C CH 121; corequisite CH 106
N
N
N
N
QS
QS

Required Math Courses

Credit hours = 3 or 4

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
MA 103
or
MA 130
Quantitative Methods
Calculus I
3
4
N
Q
QM

Required Education Courses

Credit hours = 39

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 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
4
ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240
S
CW
ED 420* Secondary Methods
4
ED 341 and permission
S
CW
ED 421 Secondary Math/Science Methods
1
corequisite ED 420
S
 

Foreign Language Education students take ED 398, Methods for Foreign Language Education instead of ED 420.

Secondary Methods

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
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 = 85-88

*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. 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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