Natural Science Elementary Minor
The Natural Science minor is recommended for those students seeking K–8 certification who are particularly interested in teaching science at the K–5 level. The coursework in this minor provides a foundation of scientific principles required to teach the Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements for grades K–5.
Completion of this minor, the General Degree Completion Requirements for Elementary Education and a major field of study satisfies the state requirements for an Elementary Education teaching endorsement.
This minor does not fulfill the state middle-level science endorsement.
- see Education, for prerequisites, core requirements and additional SLOs;
- required courses in the following program of study may have prerequisites.
|BIOL 115||INVESTIGATING BIOLOGY||5|
|GEOG 115||INVESTIGATING EARTH SCIENCE||5|
|or GEOL 115||INVESTIGATING EARTH SCIENCE|
|PHYS 115||INVESTIGATING PHYSICAL SCIENCE||5|
|Electives–choose one course from each area listed below|
|Note: other courses can be approved by a Natural Science Advisor.|
|INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT|
|INTRO TO OCEANOGRAPHY|
|CHEMISTRY AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIETY|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES|
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE I|