Integrated Science Teacher's Certificate Program (BS)

Earth and Resource Science Department information  

Program advisor:  R. Repic

The Integrated Science Teacher’s Certificate Program (TCP) is designed to meet the needs of future teachers of secondary Integrated Science.  The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree.

Professional requirements are to be completed in three phases, in sequence, during which the student creates an Individual Major Portfolio.  A minimum grade of C (2.0) is required in each course.

In addition, for progression from phase to phase and completion of the program, a minimum GPA of B (3.0) in content coursework and minimum GPAs of B- (2.7) or higher in professional coursework and overall are required.

Discipline-Specific Requirements. (58-60 credits).

  1. Earth and space sciences (18 credits) AST 120 , ESS 151 , ESS 265 , ESS 282 , ESS 331 .
  2. Life sciences (16 credits) BIO 104 , BIO 111 , BIO 113 , BIO 327 .
  3. Physical science (20-22 credits) CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263 , CHM 330 , CHM 331 , PHY 143  and PHY 145 , or PHY 243  and PHY 245 .
  4. Additional required courses (4 credits) EDM 320  or MTH 121 .
  5. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree , including General Education Requirements .

Professional Requirements

  1. Course requirements.
    Phase I - Foundational (15 credits). ENG 112  or EHS 120 , PSY 100 , HIS 220  or HIS 221 , SEC 200 , SEC 201 .
    Phase II - Pre-professional (12 credits). PSY 313 , SEC 320 , SEC 445 , a course in the history or culture of an American ethnic group from: AFA 270 /SOC 270 , AFA 331 , AFA 334 /HIS 334 , EDE 305 , ENG 213 , ENG 374 , EDE 432 /PUB 438 .
    Phase III - Professional (18 credits). SEC 330 , SEC 344 , SEC 469 , SEC 499 .
  2. Transition requirements.
    Acceptance to Phase II.
    1. Completion of at least 55 credits (junior standing), including at least 18 credits in the major and 12 in the minor.
    2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
    3. Successful completion of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination (PRE).
    4. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase II, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Acceptance to Phase III.

  1. Completion of at least 85 credits (senior standing), including at least 90% of the major and minor requirements.
  2. Interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the Dispositions Inventory and pieces for the Individual Major Portfolio.
  3. Completion and acceptance of an application to Phase III, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Recommendation for teacher certification.

  1. Completion of at least 124 credits, including all major and minor requirements.
  2. Exit interview with the TCP advisor, to include discussion of the completed Individual Major Portfolio and results of the Student Teaching Evaluation.
  3. Completion of the MTTC (Michigan Test for Teacher Certification) subject area test in the major and minor (where applicable), with a passing score on the major area test.
  4. Completion of an advanced and valid course in first aid and adult and child CPR from an approved provider.
  5. Completion of all paperwork necessary for certification, including a felony/misdemeanor form.

Prospective candidates should also study the section entitled General Requirements for Teacher Certification .

Note:  This program is a Comprehensive Group Major; no TCP minor is required.

Minimum Credits For the Degree. 124 credits

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