BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Unified 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 hours16
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 135 College Algebra* 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
BIO 121 General Biology I 4

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate 4
MTH 181 Trigonometry* 3
BIO 122 General Biology II 4
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability OR GEC 110 Social and Behavioral Sciences 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
GEC 115 Cultural Competence 3
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
GLG 318 Physical Oceanography 3
PLN 100 Understanding Cities OR GEC 116 Public Issues 3
CHM 170 General Chemistry II 3
CHM 171 General Chemistry II Laboratory 1

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours6
GEC 113 U.S. History and Institutions 3
GEC 112 The Arts 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PHY 123 Introduction to Physics I 4
GRY 348 Geomorphology 3
GLG 358 Writing II: Reporting Geological Information OR equivalent 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
EDC 350 School and Society 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
PHY 124 Introduction to Physics II 4
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
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours6
GEC 114 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GEC 111 Humanities 3

Seventh 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 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3

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:
*MTH 138, 261 OR 287 can replace both MTH 135 & MTH 181
Summer courses can also be taken semester prior to sophomore year if student desires