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General Science Concentration

Major Requirements

Required Courses for the Major - 71 hrs.

  • ETE 100 Technology Applications - 1 hr.
  • ETE 115 The History of Education in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 116 Field Experience - Schools and Schooling in American Society - 1 hr.
  • ETE 210 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 211 Human Development from Birth to Young Adulthood and Effective Teaching Field Experience - 1 hr.
  • ETE 216 Effective Planning and Instruction for Teaching - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 227 Development of the Early Adolescent - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 228 Strategies for Middle School - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 230 Adapting Curriculum to Support Inclusive Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 234 Language Development - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 235 Methods of Teaching English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 236 Assessment of English Language Learners - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 237 Practicum for Teaching English Learners I - 1 hr.
  • ETE 238 Practicum for Teaching English Learners II - 1 hr.
  • ETE 239 Practicum for Teaching English Learners III - 1 hr.
  • ETE 260 Children's Literature - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 270 Physical Development and Health - 1 hr.
  • ETE 280 Exploring Diversity: Learners, Families, And Communities - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 307 Novice Teaching Experience in Grades 5-8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 310 Teacher Performance Assessment - 1 hr.
  • ETE 315 Methods of Literacy II: Reading, Writing and Language Arts Grades 3-8 - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 345 Guiding Learners: Creating Safe, Inclusive Learning Environments - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 365 Teaching Reading Within the Content Areas - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 371 Secondary Assessment and Technology - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 491 Student Teaching 5-8 - 12 hrs.

Required Course from the English Department (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • ENG 311 Introduction to Language - 3 hrs.
  • ENG 312 English Grammar - 3 hrs.

Concentration Requirements - 36 hrs.

Required Courses - 12 hrs.

  • AST 300 Astronomy: Our Glimpse of the Cosmos - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 300 Chemistry and Civilization - 3 hrs.
  • ETE 356 Methods of Teaching Middle School Science - 3 hrs.

Science I Inquiry Elective (choose one) - 4 hrs.

  • SCI 100 - Science through Inquiry I: Motion (Biology, Physics) - 4 hrs.
  • SCI 101 - Science through Inquiry I: Special Topics - 4 hrs.
  • SCI 102 - Science through Inquiry I: Molecules (Biology and Chemistry) - 4 hrs.
  • SCI 103 - Science through Inquiry I: Energy (Biology, Physics) - 4 hrs.
  • SCI 104 - Science through Inquiry I: Water (Biology, Chemistry) - 4 hrs.

Science II Inquiry Elective (choose one) - 4 hrs.

  • SCI 300 - Science through Inquiry II: Evolution (Biology, Earth Science) - 4 hrs.
  • SCI 301 - Science through Inquiry II: Environmental Science (Biology, Chemistry) - 4 hrs.
  • SCI 302 - Science through Inquiry II: Ecosystems (Biology, Earth Science) - 4 hrs.

Physics Elective (choose one) - 4 hrs.

  • PHY 100 Fundamental Physics Concepts - 4 hrs.
  • PHY 107 General Physics I - 4 hrs.

Life Science Elective (choose one) - 6 hrs.

  • BIO 101 Diseases of Life - 3 hrs.
    and BIO 102 Life Sciences II - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 111 Introduction to Cell Biology - 3 hrs.
    and BIO 112 Introduction to Ecology and Evolution - 3 hrs.

Earth Science (choose one) - 3-6 hrs.

  • GES 300 Oceanography the Human Perspective - 3 hrs.
    and GES 101 Principles of Earth Science - 3 hrs.
  • GES 110 Principles of Historical Geology - 3 hrs.

Chemistry (choose one) - 3 hrs.

  • CHM 100 Fundamentals of General Chemistry - 3 hrs.
  • CHM 110 General Chemistry I - 3 hrs.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses in the concentration and a 2.5 GPA in the teaching field.