Post-Baccalaureate Certification Only: Grades 4-8 Education: Science

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Course Credits
General Education: PDE Content Requirements  
   
English and Literature Composition 6
ENG 101  English Composition I  
American or British Literature Course  
   
Mathematics (100 level or higher) 9
MAT 120  Elementary Topics I
 
MAT 130  Elementary Topics II  
MAT 181  College Algebra  
   
Social Sciences 6
HIS 101  OR  HIS 102  
ECO 102  Economics for Elementary Ed 1
GEO 102  Geographic Systems
1
POS 102  American Government for Elementary Ed 1
   
Health and Wellness 3
HSC 115  Current Health Issues  
   
Fine Arts 3
   
Program Requirements: PDE Professional Education Requirements  
   
Professional Education Courses 24
EDU 310  Tchg Multicultural Society  
EDU 333  Technology for Tchg & Learning  
EDU 350  Supporting ELL in the Classroom  
ESP 210  Special Ed. Found & Collaboration  
ESP 311  Assessing Positive Behavior Interv.  
ESP 412  Evidence Based Practices  
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology  
*PSY 208  Educational Psychology  
   
Grades 4-8 Specialization Courses 33
ELM 200  Intro to Middle Level Education  
ELM 220  Instruction and Assessment in 4-8  
ELM 301  Reading Methods Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 302  Lang. Arts Methods Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 311  Math Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 321  Science Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 331  Social Studies Methods, Assessment and Interv.  
ELM 461  Student Teaching PreK-Grade 4 (see Teacher Handbook for requirements)  
   
Concentration Courses 27
BIO 103  Contemporary Issues Biology  
EAS 100  Intro to Earth Science  
ELM 360  Environ, Ecology and Nature - Study Ed  
PHS 120  Basic Phys. Science with Lab  
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Field Experience Courses 6
ELM 411  Field Experience Grades 4-6   
ELM 412  Field Experience Grades 7-8  
Total 117

*Prerequisite PSY 100 waived for this major.

Please consult with the science education adviser before selecting from the following concentration courses: 

  • EAS 150  Intro to Geology
  • EAS 240  Intro to Meteorology
  • EAS 163  Intro to Oceanography
  • PHS 145  Astronomy
  • EAS 210  Soils
  • BIO 120  General Zoology (4 credits)
  • BIO 125  General Botany (4 credits)
  • ENS 101  Intro to Environmental Science
  • CHE 103  Chemistry in Every Day World
  • PHS 137  Intro to Environment Chemistry
  • PHY 121  General Physics I

Approved American/British Literature Courses

  • ENG 107  Introduction to Fiction
  • ENG 127  Woman as Hero
  • ENG 148  Horror in Literature
  • ENG 150  Baseball in Literature
  • ENG 155  Black Literature
  • ENG 203  Great Books
  • ENG 301  English Literature I (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 302  English Literature II (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 337  Survey of American Literature I (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)
  • ENG 338  Survey of American Literature II (prerequisites: ENG 101 and 102)

Program Notes

  • All courses required for certification with C- or lower must be repeated.
  • All ELM and ESP courses require current clearances submitted before the first day of class.
  • Prerequisite for all ELM 300 level courses is ELM 200 and 220. 
  • All coursework must be completed before student teaching.

Requirements

  • PAPA qualifying scores at start of the program.
  • GPA of 2.8 at start of the program. 
  • Appropriate Praxis II exams prior to student teaching. 
  • Admission to Teacher Education before registering for ESP 412.