The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Earth and Space Science: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach Earth and space science in middle and high school (grades 7-12) settings. Through this program, students build knowledge and competencies in education and Earth science. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.
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).
The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.
|EAS 104 Introduction to Meteorology||4|
|EAS 150 Introduction to Geology||3|
|ENG 101 English Composition I||3|
|MAT 181 College Algebra||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|EAS 200 Historical Geology||3|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|PSY 100 General Psychology||3|
|CHE 101 General Chemistry I||4|
|EAS 303 Hydrology||3|
|ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions||3|
|HSC 315 First Aid and Personal Safety||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|EAS 163 Introduction to Oceanography||3|
|EAS 242 Climatology||3|
|EDU 333 Technology in Education and Learning||3|
|SEC 210 Introduction to Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 220 Standards-based Education in Secondary Education||3|
|EAS 230 Earth Resources||3|
|PHY 121 General Physics I||4|
|SEC 310 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 350 Content Area Literacy||3|
|SEC 360 Technology Integration in Secondary Education||3|
|EAS 343 Geomorphology
|EAS 402 Groundwater Hydrology||3|
|PHS 145 Astronomy||3|
|SEC 400 Classroom Management||3|
|SEC 420 Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education||3|
|EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|SEC 395 Teaching of Science||3|
|General Education Course (Art)||3|
|SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum||12|
Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to:
- Maintain a GPA of 2.80.
- Pass the required PAPA exams.
- Have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.
A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.