BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Unified 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 hours16
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
BIO 121 General Biology I 4

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 hours16
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
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
GLG 318 Physical Oceanography 3

Fifth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
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
General Education - Self Understanding 3

Sixth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
GRY 348 Geomorphology 3
Writing II 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3

Seventh semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
GLG 412 Field Geology of the Midcontinent Region 4
SCI 505 Intellectual Foundations of Science and Technology 3
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media 3

Eighth semester (summer)

CoursesHours
Total hours6
General Education - Self Understanding 3
General Education - Culture and Society 3

Ninth 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

Tenth 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