The science concentration of the Bachelor of Science in Education in Middle Level Education degree prepares students to teach science to children in grades 4 through 8. Upon successful completion of this program, students will earn a bachelor's degree and be eligible for Pennsylvania teaching certification.
Traditional (on campus)
This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
|General Education Courses||40 or 41|
|Building a Sense of Community
UNI 100 First-Year Seminar
ENG 101 English Composition I
EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners
|Mathematics and Quantitative Literacy
MAT 181 College Algebra
|Health and Wellness
CHD 250 Teaching Health and Physical Education
EDU 333 Technology for Teaching and Learning
ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration
Any Fine Arts Course
PHS 120 Basic Physical Science with Lab
|3 or 4|
GEO 102 Geographic Systems for Elementary Education (1 credit) AND POS 102 American Government for Elementary Education (1 credit) AND ECO 102 Economics for Elementary Education (1 credit)
|Ethics and Multicultural Emphasis
CHD 350 Family and Community Collaborations
|General Education Options
|Required Major Courses||45|
|ELM 200 Intro to Middle Level Ed||3|
|ELM 220 Instruction and Assessment in Grades 4-8||3|
|ELM 301 Reading Methods, Assessments and Interventions (Grades 4-8)*||3|
|ELM 302 Language Arts Methods, Assessments and Interventions*||3|
|ELM 311 Math Methods, Assessments and Interventions*||3|
|ELM 321 Science Methods, Assessments and Interventions*||3|
|ELM 331 Social Studies Methods, Assessments and Interventions*||3|
|ELM 360 Environ., Eco. and Nature Study Ed||3|
|ELM 415 Middle Level Education Field Experience*||3|
|CHD 413 Content Area Literacy Field Experience*
|CHD 450 Assessment and Data Literacy*||3|
|ELM 461 Student Teaching and School Law*||12|
|Select one Earth Science course from approved list, in consultation with adviser||4|
|Select one Physical Science course from approved list, in consultation with adviser||4|
|BIO 120 General Zoology OR BIO 125 General Botany||4|
|Select 6 credits of Concentration courses from approved list||6|
|Required Related Courses||15|
|ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions||3|
|ESP 412 Evidence Based Practices*||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|PSY 208 Educational Psychology (PSY 100 waived)||3|
|MAT 215 Statistics||3|
|Free Electives||1 to 3|
Additional requirements, not counted toward the General Education requirements, include:
- Special Experience Course (1 course required): ELM 461 Student Teaching and School Law
- Writing-Intensive Component Courses (2 courses required): ELM 415 Middle Level Education Field Experience AND CHD 413 Content Area Literacy Field Experience
- Laboratory Course (1 course required): PHS 120 Basic Physical Science with Lab
* Courses marked with an asterisk are restricted to candidates admitted to Teacher Education.
- All courses required for certification with C- or lower must be repeated.
- All ELM, CHD and ESP courses require current clearances and minimum 2.5 GPA to register for courses, except ELM 200 and 220, which require 2.0 GPA to register.
- Candidates must follow policies for Admission to Teacher Education as stated in the Teacher Education Handbook.
- Pre-requisite for ELM 220 and all 300-level ELM and CHD courses is ELM 200.
- State licensure exams must be passed before student teaching.
- Current clearances are required prior to enrolling in program courses.
- Approved American/British Literature Courses are: ENG 107, 125, 127, 148, 150, 155, 160, 203, 301, 302, 337, 338 and HON 250. (HON 250 has a pre-requisite of HON 150; the 300-level ENG courses have pre-requisites of ENG 101 and 102.)
- Please consult with your science education adviser before selecting from the following concentration courses: EAS 104, 105, 142, 163; ENS 101; GLG 150, 210; PHS 121, 122, 137, 145; CHE 101, 103; EDU 375.
Students accepted into a teacher certification program must be admitted to Teacher Education before they may register for upper-level, restricted courses. Please refer to the Teacher Education Program Student Handbook for details on Admission to Teacher Education requirements.
Accelerated Bachelor's-to-Master's Program
An accelerated bachelor's-to-master's (with credits toward a master's degree in integrative STEM education K-12) program is also available to undergraduate students who qualify. Curriculum requirements are listed under the "Accelerated Programs" section of this catalog.