BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Categorical Science Track

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
General Education - Self Understanding 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science 4
General Education - Culture and Society 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
SCI 214 Introduction to Science Teaching in the 21st Century 1
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
MTH 181 Trigonometry 3
GLG 314 Historical Geology 4
General Education - Culture and Society 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
GLG 318 Physical Oceanography 3

Fifth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours4
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4

Sixth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PHY 100 Survey of Physics with Laboratory 4
GRY 348 Geomorphology 3
Writing II 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
General Education - Self Understanding 3

Seventh semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
SCI 314 Techniques and Technology in Science Laboratory Teaching 3
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3

Eighth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours18
AST 115 Basic Astronomy 4
GRY 351 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
GLG Elective 3
SCI 414 Teaching of Secondary School Natural Science 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3

Ninth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours12
SCI 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Science) 6
SCI 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Science) 6
Testing requirements CBASE score of 265 or higher