Earth and Space Science/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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Notes: 

  • grade requirement for BAE ≥2.5 cumulative average and ≥2.0 in each course;
  • the above is an interdisciplinary major–see an advisor to determine if courses required by this major may be taken in partial fulfillment of the GECRs;
  • this major takes more than 12 quarters at 15–16 credits a quarter.
Secondary Education Required Core
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 309
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 341SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT4
EDUC 413CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES4
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 426SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-1215
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Earth and Space Science Required Courses
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
GEOG 305INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY5
GEOG 314WEATHER AND CLIMATE5
GEOG 410GEOMORPHOLOGY5
GEOL 120PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - THE SOLID EARTH5
GEOL 121PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - SURFICIAL PROCESSES5
GEOL 122HISTORICAL GEOLOGY5
GEOL 311EARTH MATERIALS4
GEOL 320ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY4
or GEOL 360 GEOLOGIC HAZARDS
GEOL 390EARTH SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS1
or GEOG 390 EARTH SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS
MATH 142PRECALCULUS II5
PHYS 121DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY5
PHYS 131INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
SCED 390SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS1
Electives–students must take field-oriented coursework from the list below or from special field courses in GEOG or GEOL approved by the Earth and Space Science advisor.4-5
INTRODUCTION TO FIELD RESEARCH
FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE
FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE
SURFACE HYDROLOGY
WETLAND SCIENCE I
GEOLOGY OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU
EXPERIMENTAL COURSE
Total Credits107-108

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate an understanding of the principles and concepts of Earth and Space Science and apply supporting knowledge of chemistry, biology and physics;
  • demonstrate communication skills necessary to teach Earth and Space Science safely and effectively to secondary school students;
  • demonstrate an understanding of various methods of science inquiry;
  • plan and implement Earth and Space Science lessons aligned with the national and state standards; construct and use effective assessment strategies.