Natural Science - with Secondary Certification BA/BS

Based upon the processes of science, this major provides learning experience and subject matter skills necessary for the secondary school teacher who must be prepared to teach a variety of science courses. At the same time it allows the student to selectively acquire depth of subject matter in a concentrated discipline. The versatility inherent to this major is especially applicable to teaching in junior high schools and smaller senior high schools. Students are encouraged to take additional upper division courses in pertinent disciplines.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:5.00
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
CHEM-111PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I4.00
NS-150INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES3.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits if a BA is desired16.00
Total Credits39.00

Program Requirements

Secondary certification candidates must meet the graduation requirements for their major and the Secondary Teacher Education Program and must have two advisors. (see below)

Natural Science Program
BIOL-181ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY OF LIFE4.00
BIOL-182CONCEPTS IN CELLULAR MECHANISMS4.00
BIOL-380BIOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR1.00
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
GEOL-100ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE4.00
GEOL-202HISTORICAL GEOLOGY4.00
PHYS-111GENERAL PHYSICS I4.00
or PHYS-211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
PHYS-112GENERAL PHYSICS II4.00
or PHYS-212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
PHYS-205DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY4.00
Select one of the following:4.00
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
FOUNDATIONS OF PROGRAMMING
Electives
Select 4 credits of upper division science or math courses 14.00
Area of Emphasis
Select 12 credits from one emphasis below12.00
Secondary Education Certificate
See Secondary Education Certificate Requirements below39.00
Total Credits92.00
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Additional requirements must be met for teacher certification. See your Education Division advisor for details.

Areas of Emphasis

Biology Emphasis

BIOL-213PLANT AND ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION4.00
Select 8 credits from BIOL from the 200/300/400 level8.00
Total Credits12.00

Chemistry Emphasis

CHEM-371ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3.00
CHEM-373ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB1.00
Select 4 credits of upper division chemistry electives (see advisor for approval)4.00
Select one of the following:4.00
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB
BIOCHEMISTRY I
Total Credits12.00

Earth Science Emphasis

Select 12 credits from any GEOL courses numbered 200 or higher12.00
Total Credits12.00

Secondary Education Certificate Requirements

Phase I - Professional Foundations of Education
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION 13.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 13.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 13.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-123.00
ED-330CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM (may be taken in Phase I or Phase II)2.00
Phase II - Professional Studies in Education
RE-422READING IN THE CONTENT AREA K-123.00
ED-445INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-123.00
ED-449TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3.00
ED-453MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING3.00
Phase III - Instructional Methods in Education
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits39.00
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Additional requirements must be met for teacher certification. See your Education Division advisor for details.

No grade lower than a “C-” will be accepted in any General Education core, Content Major, or Professional Foundations course. No grade lower than a “B-” will be accepted in any Professional Studies or Professional Internship secondary education course

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Candidates must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their content area classes.

Summary

General Education Core39
Science Courses37
Science Electives4
Emphasis Area12
Secondary Education39
Total131