Science Education Program

Undergraduate Bulletin
Document Number 3.06.07

Advisors:

Life Sciences/Earth Science Track: Mr. Mimms, 450-3677; Dr. Bland, 450-5967
Physical Science/Earth Science Track: Dr. Frederickson, 450-5900; Dr. Mauldin, 450-3152

[1] Introduction

In addition to teaching fundamental and applied courses in biology, chemistry and physics, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM) contributes to the University's science education programs by providing science education courses that are part of the early childhood and middle level education curricula administered by the College of Education. CNSM also offers the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree, which prepares students to teach science or mathematics at the secondary level. Students interested in the early childhood and middle level education programs should contact the College of Education (450-3175) for further information. Students interested in Mathematics Education should contact the Department of Mathematics (450-3147).

[2] Bachelor of Science in Education

For the Bachelor of Science in Education program in secondary science, students complete a series of science courses in one of the licensure areas, the professional education sequence of courses for the secondary level, and General Education requirements. The science education advisors associated with the different licensure areas should be contacted for further information about program details.

[2.1] Life Sciences/Earth Sciences Track

This major prepares students for licensure in Life Science/Earth Science, and requires completion of a minimum of 133 hours. No minor is required.

Minimum requirements: BIOL 1440, 1441, 2490, 3403, 4415, 4401 or 4402, 4404 or 4470; CHEM 1450, 1451, 2401; PHYS 1401, 1410, 1420; MATH (Option A): 1580 and 2311; (Option B): 1390 and 2311; SCI 3410, 4400, 4190, 4680, 4681. GEOG 1305 is also required and can be used to satisfy the Behavioral and Social Sciences component of the required General Education program.

[2.2] Physical Sciences/Earth Sciences Track

This major prepares students for licensure in Physical Science/Earth Science, and requires completion of a minimum of 133 hours. No minor is required.

Minimum requirements: BIOL 1440; PHYS 1401, 1441, 1442, 2443, 3110, 3120, 4110, 4360, and 3342 or 3343; CHEM 1450, 1451, 2401, and 3411 or 3520; MATH 1496 (formerly 1591), 1497 (formerly 1592), 2471 (formerly 2371); SCI 3410, 4400, 4190, 4680, 4681. GEOG 1305 is also required and can be used to satisfy the Behavioral and Social Sciences component of the required General Education program.

[3] Courses in Science Education (SCI)

Follow this link for SCI course descriptions: course link.