Science 5-8 (Middle School) Certification
This licensure program is designed primarily for preservice and inservice teachers with preparation in an area of secondary education. This program closely parallels a similar program for elementary education preservice and inservice teachers. All candidates must complete 45 credit hours in courses numbered 300 or above.
Required: 12 hours
GB 140-141 Principles of Biology & Lab 4 hrs.
BO 212-213 Biology of Plants & Lab 4 hrs.
ZO 214-215 Biology of Animals & Lab 4 hrs.
Required: 15 hours
CH 123-124 Chemistry I & Lab 5 hrs.
PH 140-141 College Physics I & Lab 5 hrs.
CH 126-127 Chemistry II & Lab 5 hrs.
PH 143-144 College Physics II & Lab 5 hrs.
Required: 8-10 hours
ES 110-111 Introduction to Earth Science & Lab 5 hrs.
One of the following:
ES 319 Meteorology 3 hrs.
GO 325 Earth History 3 hrs.
GO 326 Plate Tectonics 3 hrs.
PH 110-111 Introduction to Space Science & Lab 5 hrs.
All candidates will complete the following:
PS 516 Teaching Physical Sciences in Middle/High Schools 3 hrs.
GB 584 Teaching Biology in Middle and Secondary Schools 3 hrs.
All preservice candidates will demonstrate instructional technology competence and arrange to do part of their student teaching at the middle school level