Program Requirements

Earth Science Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
    The following required courses can be used to meet both General Education and Major Requirements: BIO 101(3) and 111(1); MTH 138(5), or MTH 135(3) and MTH 181(3), or MTH 261(5) or MTH 287(3); AST 115(4), or CHM 116(4) and 117(1), or GLG 110(4) or GRY 135(4) or PHY 100(4)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. Core (25 hours): GLG 110(4), 314(4), 318(3), 412(4); GRY 135(4), 348(3), 351(3)
    2. Major Electives (3 hours): Select 3 additional hours from any GLG course numbered 171 or higher in consultation with advisor
    3. Related Requirements (10-13 hours): AST 115(4); MTH 138(5), or MTH 135(3) and MTH 181(3), or MTH 261(5) or MTH 287(3); SCI 505(3)
    4. Complete one of the following options:
      1. Categorical Science (13 hours): BIO 101(3) and 111(1); CHM 116(4) and 117(1); PHY 100(4)
      2. Unified Science (25 hours): BIO 121(4), 122(4); CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1); PHY 123(4), 124(4)
    5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of SCI 493(6).

  3. Professional Education Courses: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program requirements for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.           

    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses