BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Categorical Science Track

last updated 4/10/2018

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
MTH 135 College Algebra* 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
GEC 110 - Social and Behavioral Science 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 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

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours4
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
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

Sixth 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
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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

Eighth 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
TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
*MTH138, 261, or 287 can replace both MTH135 & MTH181
GRY135 can be completed summer before sophomore, junior, or senior year