Natural Science Elementary Major and Middle Level Endorsement, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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Completion of this major, the General Degree Completion Requirements for Elementary Education, satisfies the state requirements for an Elementary Education teaching endorsement and a Middle Level Science teaching endorsement (grade levels 5–9).

Prerequisites apply:

*BIOL 320 also meets International Studies Requirement; 

*NTSC 301 requires prerequisites of GEOG 115 or GEOL 115;

MATH 211 and successful completion or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 161

*NTSC 302 requires prerequisites of BIOL 115;

CHEM 161;

MATH 211

*PHYS 115 require a prerequisite of MATH 211.

Required Elementary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
ART 390ART IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL3
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 308
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 304INTRODUCTION TO ELEMENTARY READING3
EDUC 310LITERACY METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL4
EDUC 338
EDUC 339
LANGUAGE ARTS METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
and SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE METHODS, MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (must be taken concurrently)
9
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 423ELEMENTARY STUDENT TEACHING K-815
MATH 212STRUCTURE OF ELEMENTARY MATH II5
MTED 390METHODS OF TEACHING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS5
MUSC 450INTEGRATING MUSIC INTO ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM COURSES3
PHED 390HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS3
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Natural Science Elementary Major and Middle Level Endorsement Courses
Life Science
BIOL 115INVESTIGATING BIOLOGY5
BIOL 320THE HUMAN PROSPECT5
NTSC 302MIDDLE LEVEL LIFE SCI INQUIRY5
Earth Science
GEOG 115INVESTIGATING EARTH SCIENCE5
or GEOL 115 INVESTIGATING EARTH SCIENCE
GEOG 204ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT5
or GEOG 314 WEATHER AND CLIMATE
NTSC 301MIDDLE LEVEL EARTH SCIENCE5
Physical Science
CHEM 161GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES5
PHYS 115INVESTIGATING PHYSICAL SCIENCE5
PHYS 121DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY5
Other
EDUC 417CULTURE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL3
NTSC 390MIDDLE LEVEL SCIENCE METHODS3
Total Credits121

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

Note: see Education for additional SLOs.

  • understand the process of science;
  • understand how energy and matter flow through physical, life and earth systems;
  • understand the evolution of natural systems and factors that result in evolution or equilibrium;
  • understand how systems are organized;
  • understand the process of learning science through inquiry.