BSED Four-Year Degree Plan: Unified 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 3
MTH 135 College Algebra* 3
GLG 110 Principles of Geology 4
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
Total hours16

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours17

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
GEC 115 Cultural Competence 3
GLG 314 Historical Geology 3
CHM 160 General Chemistry I 4
CHM 161 General Chemistry I Laboratory 1
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours16

Summer semester

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

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours16

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
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
Total hours17

Summer semester

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

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
RDG 574 Analysis and Correction of Difficulties in Adolescent Literacy 3
Total hours18

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:

  • *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.
Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.