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Bachelor of Science in Education/Earth and Space Science

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Bachelor of Science in Education/Earth and Space Science

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in Secondary Education Earth and Space Science prepares secondary education graduates to teach a broad range of earth and space sciences for grades 5-12. Each candidate’s degree program is aligned with the developmental and pedagogical standards for both the middle school/junior high and high school levels as defined by the Indiana Department of Education.

Programs are aligned to standards for the related Special Professional Associations (SPAs).

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Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (Earth and Space Science) must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 cr.) (3 credits apply toward General Education Curriculum; 2 credits apply toward Major Concentration)
    Fulfills Fundamental Literacies: Quantitative Reasoning requirement
  • EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience (2 cr.); AND
    EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience (1 cr.)
    Fundamental Literacies: Oral Communication requirement

  • An overall GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP).
  • Students must successfully complete  EDUC-F 201/EDUC-F 202, EDUC-H 340, EDUC-M 314, EDUC-P 250, EDUC-W 200, and EDUC-W 310 to be eligible to enroll in Foundations II courses.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (86 cr.)
  • AST-N 190 The Natural World
    VT: Worlds Outside Our Own
  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.); OR
    CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II; AND
    CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 304 Marine Biology
  • BIOL-N 390 The Natural World
    VT: Environmental Biology
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • COAS-Q 110 Introduction to Information Literacy (1 cr.)
    Additional Requirements: Information Literacy
  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Classrooms
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 314 General Methods for Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers
  • EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 446 Methods of Teaching Senior/Junior High/Middle School Science
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (10 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • EDUC-W 310 Integrating Technology K-12
  • GEOL-G 111 Physical Geology
  • GEOL-G 112 Historical Geology
  • GEOL-G 210 Oceonography
  • GEOL-G 219 Meterology
  • HPER-X XXX Any approved courses (2 cr.)
  • MATH-M 115 Precalculus and Trigonometry (5 cr.)
    2 credits apply toward Major Concentration; 3 credits apply toward General Education Curriculum 
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 202 General Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Electives (1 cr.)
  • The Earth and Space Science major requires 1 elective credit. Please consult with your advisor.

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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