Science Requirements

The following courses (40 hours) are required for the teaching field:
*BIOL 1401 – General Biology
*BIOL 1402 – General Biology
BIOL 3407 – Ecology
*CHEM 1403 – Chemistry and Life
GEOL 1401 – Physical Geology
GEOL 1404 – Earth Systems
*PHYS 1403 – Physics for Educators
3 advanced elective lab courses (12 hours) from Biology or Physical Sciences
*MATH 1306 – Elementary Statistics

* Fifteen hours are included in the general education core curriculum

Professional Education – Middle School Certification
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, and effective teaching and classroom management strategies. It also provides a structured program of field experiences, beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses.

The following courses (33 hours) constitute the professional education sequence:
EDIT 4332 – Integrating Technology into the Curriculum
EDLI 4325 – Developing Reading, Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level
EDUC 2301 – Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3301 – Principles and Practices in Education
EDUC 3302 – Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 3313 – Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 4313 – Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 – Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 – Curriculum and Assessment for Secondary School
EDUC 4662 – Middle School Student Teaching