General Science Certification

College of the Sciences and Mathematics

Students seeking certification in general science must either be enrolled in a B.S.Ed. program or hold a teaching certificate.

Math Requirements
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
MAT 115Algebra, Functions, and Trigonometry3
or MAT 131 Precalculus
Science Core Requirements
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 215General Botany3
BIO 217General Zoology3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
ESS 101Introduction to Geology3
ESS 311Introduction to Astronomy3
ESS 330Introduction to Oceanography3
ESS 370Introduction to Meteorology3
PHY 130General Physics I4
or PHY 170 Physics I
PHY 140General Physics II4
or PHY 180 Physics II
Field, Research, Technology Requirements
Students must take a minimum of 12 additional semester hours in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, health, or physics from the approved list obtained from the adviser. Courses must be taken in at least two departments. The sequence of courses must be approved in advance by the adviser of the certification program and should be based on the student's interests and choice of certification examinations. Students must select courses to include field work, research, and technology components.12
Secondary Education Requirements
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 304Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
Select one of the following:3
Democracy and Education
Sociological Foundations Of Education
History of American Education
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDS 306Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
SED 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
SED 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
SCB 350Science Education in Secondary School3
or SED 360 Science Education in the Secondary School
Total Credits92