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 124 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 111GRhetoric and Composition4
English Composition - Level 2
Choose one from the following:3
Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences3
Advanced Composition3
Advanced Technical and Professional Communication3
Oral Communication
Choose one from the following:3
Public Speaking3
Principles of Human Communication3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agricultural Organizations3
Principles of Human Communication Honors3
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 121GCollege Algebra 13
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences
C EP 110GHuman Growth and Behavior3
GEOG 112GWorld Regional Geography3
or GEOG 120G Culture and Environment
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Area V: Humanities
Choose one from the following3
Roots of Modern Europe3
Modern Europe3
Making History3
Global History to 15003
Global History Since 15003
Introduction to Early American History3
Introduction to Recent American History3
East Asia to 16003
East Asia since 16003
Islamic Civilizations to 18003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 23
General Education Elective
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
or MATH 191G Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Viewing A Wider World
LIB 311VInformation Literacy3
The 2nd VWW requirements will be satisfied with the concentration/teaching field courses 3
Departmental/College Requirements
Education Core Courses
EDUC 281Introduction to Secondary Education and Youth 43
EDUC 315Multicultural Education 43
SPED 350Introduction to Special Education in a Diverse Society 43
EDLT 368Integrating Technology with Teaching 53
EDUC 381Secondary Field Experience 53
EDUC 342Sheltered English Instruction for the ESL Classroom 63
EDUC 402Data Literacy and Assessment 63
EDUC 476Science for Educators 63
EDUC 475Contemporary Issues in Education 63
EDUC 463Teaching Science at the Middle and High School Level 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
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
CHEM 111GGeneral Chemistry I4
or CHEM 115 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 112GGeneral Chemistry II4
or CHEM 116 Principles of Chemistry II
Choose one from the following:4
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
and Experimental Mechanics
Engineering Physics I
and Engineering Physics I Laboratory
General Physics for Life Sciences I
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Science I
Choose one from the following:4
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory 1
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetism Laboratory
Engineering Physics II
and Engineering Physics II Laboratory
General Physics for Life Sciences II
and Laboratory to General Physics for Life Sciences II
BIOL 301Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 305Principles of Genetics3
BIOL 467Evolution3
BIOL 300+ Plant Science Elective3
Non-Departmental Requirements (in addition to Gen.Ed/VWW)
Choose two additional Area V/VI: Humanities or Creative & Fine Arts courses in different departments (ART, DANC, ENGL, HIST, MUS, PHIL, THTR)6
Choose one from the following:3
Human Ancestors3
Introduction to World Cultures3
Introduction to Anthropology3
World Archaeology3
Introductory Sociology3
Contemporary Social Problems3
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 1240
Total Credits124