Secondary Education (Secondary Education General Science) - Bachelor of Science in Education

General education and professional education requirements are similar for all degree programs in the College of Education. Students should meet with an advisor to plan appropriate general education courses for a secondary education major. The below programs are labeled as Concentrations in the catalog and on student transcripts, but are also recognized at "Teaching Fields" for the Teacher Education Program.

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 121 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications
English Composition - Level 1
ENGL 1110GComposition I 14
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following: 13
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Introduction to Communication3
Public Speaking3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture3
Introduction to Communications Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 1220GCollege Algebra 1, 23-4
or MATH 1250G Trigonometry & Pre-Calculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory
4
CHEM 1215GGeneral Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
CEPY 1120GHuman Growth and Behavior3
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following3
Making History3
United States History I3
United States History II3
World History I3
World History II3
Western Civilization I3
Western Civilization II3
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts
Choose one from the following: 33
Orientation in Art3
Dance Appreciation3
Music Appreciation: Jazz3
Music Appreciation: Western Music3
Introduction to Theatre3
General Education Elective
Choose one additional Creative and Fine Arts course from above3
Viewing A Wider World
LIBR 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 4
Departmental/College Requirements
Education Core Courses
EDUC 1185Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 1, 53
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 13
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 13
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 13
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 1, 53
BLED 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 63
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 63
EDUC 476Science for Educators 63
EDUC 475Contemporary Issues in Education 5, 63
EDUC 463Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level 5, 63
RDG 414Content Area Literacy 63
SPED 480Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society 63
Student Teaching
EDUC 471Secondary Student Teaching 69
EDUC 482Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 63
General Science Concentration/Teaching Field Courses
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1225GGeneral Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors4
Choose one from the following:4
Algebra-Based Physics I
and Algebra-Based Physics I Lab
4
Mechanics
and Experimental Mechanics
4
Calculus -Based Physics I
and Calculus -Based Physics I Lab
4
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
4
Choose one from the following:4
Algebra-Based Physics II
and Algebra-Based Physics II Lab 1
4
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity & Magnetism Laboratory
4
Calculus -Based Physics II
and Calculus -Based Physics II Lab
4
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II
4
BIOL 301Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 305Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 467Evolution3
BIOL 300+ Plant Science Elective3
Second Language: (not required)
Non-Departmental Requirements
Choose one from the following:3-4
Applications of Calculus I3
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Statistical Methods3
Statistical Applications3
GEOG 1120GWorld Regional Geography3
or GEOG 1130G Human Geography
Choose an additional Area IV from the following3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1210
Total Credits121-123

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in MATH 1220G College Algebra and ENGL 1110G Composition I. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and English. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 1110G Composition I 1 4
CEPY 1120G Human Growth and Behavior 3
MATH 1220G College Algebra 1 3
BIOL 2610G
BIOL 2610L
Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution
and Principles of Biology: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution Laboratory 1
4
Students who need to enroll in 15 credits for Financial Aid purposes will need to take additional electives  
 Credits14
Semester 2
COMM 1115G Introduction to Communication 3
MATH 1430G Applications of Calculus I 1 3
CHEM 1215G General Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
EDUC 1185 Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 3
GEOG 1120G
World Regional Geography
or Human Geography
3
 Credits16
Second Year
Semester 1
BIOL 2110G
BIOL 2110L
Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory 1
4
ENGL 2221G Writing in the Humanities and Social Science 1 3
Area V: Any "G" Course with a HIST Prefix 2 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Science Course 3
 Credits16
Semester 2
CHEM 1225G General Chemistry II Lecture and Laboratory for STEM Majors 1 4
EDUC 315 Multicultural Education 3
BIOL 301 Principles of Ecology 1 3
SPED 350 Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 3
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts Course 2 3
 Credits16
Third Year
Semester 1
APPLY TO TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM (TEP)  
LIBR 311V Information Literacy 3
EDLT 368 Integrating Technology with Teaching 3
EDUC 381 Secondary Field Experience (Fall Only) 3
BIOL 305 Principles of Genetics 1 3
PHYS 2230G
PHYS 2230L
General Physics for Life Science I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
4
 Credits16
Semester 2
APPLY TO STUDENT TEACHING  
BLED 342 Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 1 3
EDUC 402 Data Literacy and Assessment (Spring Only) 1 3
EDUC 475 Contemporary Issues in Education (Spring Only) 1 3
EDUC 476 Science for Educators (Spring Only) 1 3
PHYS 2240G
PHYS 2240L
General Physics for Life Science II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science II 1
4
 Credits16
Fourth Year
Semester 1
SUBMIT STEP PACKET  
RDG 414 Content Area Literacy (Fall Only) 1 3
EDUC 463 Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level (Fall Only) 1 3
SPED 480 Secondary Curriculum, Methods, and Materials for Special Education in a Diverse Society (Fall Only) 1 3
300-Level Plant Science Elective Course 3
BIOL 467 Evolution 1 3
 Credits15
Semester 2
EDUC 471 Secondary Student Teaching 1 9
EDUC 482 Middle and High School Student Teaching Seminar 1 3
 Credits12
 Total Credits121