Integrated Science Teacher's Certificate Program (BS)

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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)


A. Earth and Space Sciences (18 credits)


  • AST 120 - Survey of Astronomy (4)
  • ESS 151 - Earth System Science (4)
  • ESS 265 - Geology of Michigan (3).
  • ESS 282 - Weather, Climate and Oceanography (4)
  • ESS 331 - Geomorphology and Soils (3).

B. Life Sciences (16 credits)


  • BIO 104 - Introduction to Human Biology (4)
  • BIO 111 - Organismal Biology (4)
  • BIO 113 - Principles of Biology (4).
  • BIO 327 - Ecology (4)

C. Physical Science (20-22 credits)


  • CHM 260 - Principles of Chemistry I (3)
  • CHM 261 - General Chemistry Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 262 - Principles of Chemistry II (3)
  • CHM 263 - Introductory Quantitative Analysis Laboratory (1)
  • CHM 330 - Organic Chemistry I (3).
  • CHM 331 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1).
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  • One of the following sequences in physics:

  • PHY 143 - College Physics I (4)
  • PHY 145 - College Physics II (4)
  • or

  • PHY 243 - Principles of Physics I (5)
  • PHY 245 - Principles of Physics II (5)

D. Mathematics (4 credits)


  • One from:

  • EDM 320 - Concepts of Calculus for Elementary Education (4).
  • MTH 121 - Calculus I (4)

E. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science degree, including General Education Requirements.

Professional Requirements


A. Course Requirements


Phase I - Foundational (15 credits)


  • One from:

  • ENG 112 - Critical Writing and Reading (3).
  • EHS 120 - Ecology of Teaching and Social Work (3).
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  • PSY 100 - Principles of Psychology (3)
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  • One from:

  • HIS 220 - United States to 1898 (3)
  • HIS 221 - United States since 1898 (3)
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  • SEC 200 - Community, Family, Self (3).
  • SEC 201 - Teachers, Schools, Society (3).

Phase II - Pre-Professional (12 credits)


  • PSY 313 - Developmental Psychology (3)
  • SEC 320 - Teacher and Learner (3).
  • SEC 445 - Improvement of Reading in the Middle and Secondary School (3).
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  • A course in the history or culture of an American ethnic group from:

  • AFA 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
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  • SOC 270 - Race and Ethnic Relations (3)
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  • AFA 331 - Urban Education and Social Change (3)
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  • AFA 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
  • or

  • HIS 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
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  • EDE 305 - Understanding Urban School Practice (3).
  • ENG 213 - American Ethnic Literature (3)
  • ENG 374 - Major Themes in American Ethnic Literature (3)
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  • EDE 432 - Multicultural Education: Concepts and Strategies (3).
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  • PUB 438 - Multicultural Education: Concepts and Strategies (3).

Phase III - Professional (18 credits)


  • SEC 330 - Seminar in Methods (3).
  • SEC 344 - Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools (3).
  • SEC 469 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School (3-10)
  • SEC 499 - Secondary Student Teaching Seminar (2).

B. 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.

Note


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

 

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

 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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