Integrated Science Teacher's Certificate Program (BS)

Note: Pending State Approval

The Secondary Education Integrated Science program prepares candidates to teach science to students in grades 7 to 12. It includes courses in the three major categories of science identified in the Michigan Curriculum Framework: life, physical and earth/space science. It is a Comprehensive Group Major; no minor is required. Successful completion of this course of study, in the context of other Education program requirements, with a passing grade on the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) Science examination (#94) qualifies the student for the Michigan Department of Education Secondary Provisional Certificate with an endorsement in Integrated Science (certification code DI).

Requirements.

  1. Life science and chemistry (28 credits).
    1.  BIO 104 , BIO 111 , BIO 113 , BIO 327  (16 cr.).
    2.  CHM 260 , CHM 261 , CHM 262 , CHM 263 , CHM 330 , CHM 331  (12 cr.).
  2. Physical and earth/space science (26 credits).
    1.  AST 120  (4 cr.).
    2.  GEO 151 , GEO 265 , GEO 282 , GEO 331  (14 cr.).
    3.  PHY 143 , PHY 145 ; or PHY 243 , PHY 245  (8 cr.).
  3. Mathematics (4-7 credits).  MTH 121 or  MTH 120 , EDM 320 .
  4. Teaching practicum (1-3 credits).  BIO 492 .
  5. Content methods and technology (3 credits).
    One from:  EDT 201 , EDT 220 , EDT 242 .
  6. Interdisciplinary capstone (3-4 credits).  GEO 304  or RPL 370 .
  7. All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Science  program, including General Education requirements .

Note:  This program is a Comprehensive Group Major; no teacher’s certificate minor is required.

Prospective cadidates should also study the sections entitled “General Requirements for Teacher Certification ” and “Secondary Education Teacher's Certificate Programs ” in the Department of Education section of this Catalog.

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