Earth and Environmental Science (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Earth Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Earth Science (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.
 

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this program can be found here.

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
Complete one course from D. Fine and Performing Arts or F1. Great Works and Their Influences or F2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives.3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MATH 111 in the major.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by EAES 105 in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. Complete one course from K1. American and European History or K3. Social Science.3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD/PSYC 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. World Languages
A. World Languages3-6
III. Major Requirements
A. Required Courses
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 220Mineralogy4
EAES 240Earth System History4
EAES 302Structural Geology3
EAES 320Igneous Metamorphic Petrology4
EAES 441Stratigraphy4
B. Collateral Chemistry Courses
Complete one of the following sequences:7-8
Introductory Chemistry
and Environmental Geochemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
C. Collateral Math Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
Applied Precalculus
and Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
and Calculus II
D. Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
E. Collateral Biology Course
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
or BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II
F. Major Electives
Select one course each in Meteorology, Astronomy and Oceanography for a total of 10-11 credits from the list below.10-11
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.44
Total Credits123-128

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelors/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36