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Concentration coordinator: Zoubeida Dagher

Elementary Teacher Education (ETE) students who pursue this concentration can become eligible for middle school science certification when they successfully complete the following courses with a grade of C- or better and pass the relevant Praxis II test identified on the Praxis II web page. Students must also have a minimum 2.75 GPA in their science courses, including BISC 104, GEOL 113, and SCEN 101, prior to enrolling in the student teaching experience EDUC 400.

Please note that the middle school science concentration does not lead to teacher certification in New York State because the science certifications in this state are in specific content areas (e.g., biology) instead of in general middle school science. This concentration does lead to teacher certification in other states.

Course Requirements

Core Courses
SCEN 650 Scientific Inquiry for Current and Future Teachers 3
EDUC 404 Teaching Science in the Middle School 3
EDUC 400 Student Teaching: Middle School Science 6

 

Biology Courses (6 credits)
BISC 105 Human Heredity and Development 3
BISC 106 Elementary Human Physiology 3
BISC 152 Biology of Human Sexuality 3
BISC 171 Microbiology in Modern Society 3
BISC 208 Introductory Biology II 4
BISC 276 Human Physiology 4
KAAP 220 Anatomy and Physiology 3
PLSC 101 Botany I 3

 

Physical Science Courses (6 credits)
CHEM 101/102/103/104/105/111/112: General Chemistry 3-4
CHEM 106 Elementary Bioorganic Chemistry 5
CHEM 120 Quantitative Chemistry 3
PHYS 133 Introduction to Astronomy OR PHYS 144: Concepts of the Universe 3-4
PHYS 139 Star and Constellation Identification 1
PHYS 141 Light, Lasers, Cameras, Perception 3
PHYS 143 Energy, Technology and Society 3
PHYS 144 Concepts of the Universe 3
PHYS 145 Black Holes and Cosmic Evolution 3
PHYS 146 Quarks, Gluons, and the Big Bang: Particles and Cosmology 3

 

Earth Science Courses (3 credits)
GEOG 101 Physical Geography: Climatic Processes 3
GEOG 106 Physical Geography: Land Surface Processes 3
GEOG 152 Climate and Life 4
GEOG 220 Meteorology 3
GEOL 105 Geological Hazards and Their Human Impact 3
GEOL 108 Volcanoes and Earthquakes 3
GEOL 109 Planets, Asteroids and Impacts 3
GEOL 110 Earth History 4
GEOL 111 Geology of Delaware and Its Neighbors 3
GEOL 115 Geological Hazards Laboratory 1
GEOL 120 Life’s a Beach: Geological Processes & Living with the Coast 3
GEOL 202 Earth Materials 4
GEOL/MAST 215 Full of Hot Air Understand Climate Chg 3
GEOL 341 Climate and Climate Change 3
MAST 200 The Oceans 3

 

Environmental Science Courses (3 credits)
BISC 127 Environments and Cultures in Conflict 4
CHEM 100 Chemistry and Human Environment 3
ENWC 201 Wildlife Conservation and Ecology 3
ENWC 205 Insects and Society 3
ENWC 214 Apiology and Apiculture 2
ENWC 215 Insects and Society Laboratory 1
ENWC 224 Apiology and Apiculture Laboratory 1
GEOG 230 Human Impact on the Environment 3
GEOG 235 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
GEOL 112 Earth Resources and Public Policy 3
PLSC 105 Introductory Forestry 3
PLSC 140 People and Plants: Feast or Famine 3
PLSC 170 Soils and Environmental Quality 3
PLSC 204 Introduction to Soil Science 3