The science education degree prepares and develops professionals in science education by offering classroom instruction and research opportunities in programs for students whose career goals are teaching science in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and in higher education. Undergraduate areas of preparation include the methods and processes of teaching the biological, physical, and earth sciences.
1. Foundations curriculum and special requirements for certification including those listed below - 42 s.h.
(For information about courses that carry foundations curriculum credit see .)
- BIOL 1100 - Principles of Biology I
- BIOL 1101 - Principles of Biology Laboratory I
- GEOL 1500 - Dynamic Earth
- GEOL 1501 - Dynamic Earth Laboratory
- MATH 1065 - College Algebra
- PSYC 1000 - Introductory Psychology
2. Teaching area concentration - 54-55 s.h.
(Choose one from the following.)
3. Specialty area - 6 s.h.
- SCIE 3323 - Introduction to Teaching in the High School Science Classroom
- SCIE 4323 - The Teaching of Science in High School
4. Professional studies - 25-26 s.h.
- EDUC 3200 - Foundations of American Education
- EDUC 4400 - Foundations of School Learning, Motivation, and Assessment
- PSYC 4305 - Educational Psychology
- READ 3990 - Teaching Reading in the Content Areas in the Secondary School
- READ 5317 - Reading in the Junior and Senior High School
- SCIE 2123 - Early Experiences for the Prospective Teacher
- SCIE 4030 - Technology in Science Teaching
- SCIE 4324 - Internship in Science Education
- SCIE 4325 - Internship Seminar: Issues in Science Education
- SPED 4010 - Effective Instruction in Inclusive Classrooms
5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.