Earth and Space Science/Secondary Minor

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This minor satisfies the endorsement for grades 5-12 

Required Courses
GEOG 305INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY5
GEOG 314WEATHER AND CLIMATE5
GEOL 120PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - THE SOLID EARTH5
GEOL 121PHYSICAL GEOLOGY - SURFICIAL PROCESSES5
GEOL 122HISTORICAL GEOLOGY5
PHYS 121DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY5
SCED 390SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS2
SCED 391MIDDLE LEVEL AND EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE METHODS3
Total Credits35

Student Learning Outcomes–Students will 

  • demonstrate an understanding of the disciplinary core ideas of Earth and Space Science and can guide the learning of others in key principles of earth and space science outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS);

  • apply science and engineering practices in NGSS;

  • incorporate instructional materials and teaching strategies to a community of diverse students;

  • explain how cross-cutting ideas bridge disciplinary boundaries, uniting core ideas throughout the fields of science and engineering;

  • appropriately respond to potential safety hazards in different learning environments, ,e.g., laboratory, classroom, field.