Earth and Space Science/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
This is an interdisciplinary major–see an advisor to determine if courses required by this major may be taken in partial fulfillment of the BACRs.
Note: this major takes more than 12 quarters at 15–16 credits a quarter.
Grade Requirement for Earth and Space Science BAE: ≥2.8 cumulative average and ≥C in each course.
|Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.|
|Earth and Space Science Required Courses|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
|GEOG 305||INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY||5|
|GEOG 314||WEATHER FORECASTING||5|
|GEOL 222||THE EARTH THROUGH TIME||5|
|GEOL 311||EARTH MATERIALS||4|
|GEOL 320||ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY||4|
|or GEOL 360||GEOLOGIC HAZARDS|
|GEOS 111||THE EARTH'S INTERIOR||5|
|GEOS 112||THE EARTH'S SURFACE||5|
|MATH 142||PRECALCULUS MATH II||5|
|PHYS 121||DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY||5|
|PHYS 131||INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|SCED 390||SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS||2|
|SCED 391||MIDDLE LEVEL AND EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE METHODS||3|
|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|
|FUNDAMENTALS OF SOIL SCIENCE|
|WETLAND SCIENCE I|
|GEOLOGY FIELD TRIP|
|Required Senior Capstones–must be taken concurrently|
|SCED 490A||SCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE SEMINAR||3|
|SCED 490B||SCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE FIELD APPLICATION||2|
|Secondary Education Core|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
& EDUC 309
& EDUC 341
& EDUC 386A
& EDUC 413
|FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT|
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
and SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT
and FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM
and CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES
& EDUC 427
|FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM|
and GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (These are variable credit courses. The minimum for each is 3 credits.)
|EDUC 426||SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-12||12|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BAE in Earth and Space Science/Secondary from EWU should be able to do the following:
- apply best practices to teach earth and space science that are outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards;
- demonstrate understanding of core concepts in earth and space science;
- demonstrate effective strategies for teaching earth and space science to a community of diverse students;
- describe the procedures for responding to potential safety hazards in the laboratory, classroom, and field;
- shows evidence of integrating the three dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards.