BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Categorical Science Track

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
MTH 135 College Algebra* 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
GEC 110 - Social and Behavioral Science 3
Total hours15

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
MTH 181 Trigonometry* 3
BIO 101 Biology in Your World 3
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
GRY 100 World Regional Geography or GEC 115 Cultural Competence 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching 0
SCI 214 Introduction to Science Teaching in the 21st Century 1
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
CHM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHM 117 Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory 1
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
PLN 100 Understanding Cities OR GEC 116 Public Issues 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
GEC 113 American History 3
GLG 318 Physical Oceanography 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
GEC 111 Humanities 3
Total hours15

Summer semester

CoursesHours
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
Total hours4

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
GRY 348 Geomorphology 3
GLG 358 Writing II (or equivalent) 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
PHY 100 Survey of Physics with Laboratory 4
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
SCI 493 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Science) 6
SCI 494 Supervised Teaching (Secondary Science) 6
Total hours12

Testing requirements CBASE score of 265 or higher.

Tips for success:

  • *MTH138, 261, or 287 can replace both MTH135 & MTH181
  • GRY135 can be completed summer before sophomore, junior or senior year
Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.