Science Education (BS): Earth Science (9-12 Licensure) (13SCIEDBS-13SCIEDES)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ED 100 Intro to Education5 2 MEA 202 Geology II HistoricalB,9 3
MEA 101 Phy GeologyB,9 3 MEA 211 Geology II Historical LabB,9 1
MEA 110 Phy Geology LabB,9 1 CH 201 Quant ChemistryB,9 3
CH 101 Chem-A MolecScienceB,9 3 CH 202 Quant Chemistry Lab9 1
CH 102 Molecular Chem LabB,9 1 MA 231 Calc Life & Manage Sci B OR
MA 241 Calc Life & Manage Sci AA
3-4
MA 131 Calc Life & Manage Sci A OR
MA 141 Calculus IA
3-4 Social Sciences Reqt4,D 3
ENG 101 Acad. Writing & ResH 4 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
17-18 15-16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MEA 410 Intro to Mineralogy & Petrology9 4 MEA 200 Intro to Oceanography9 3
PY 211 College Physics I9 4 PY 212 College Physics II9 4
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 ED 204 Intro to 21st Century Teaching5 2
GEP Addtl. Breadth Reqt.F 3 EMS 205 ntro to Teach Math & Sci5 2
Hist/Phil of Science Elective1 3 EDP 304 Educational Psychology5,D 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
18 17

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
MEA 130 Intro to Weather & Climate9 OR
MEA 311 The Global Atmosphere9
3 Earth Science Elective7,9 3
MEA 451 Structural Geology9 3 BIO 183 Intro Bio Cell/Molecula Bio9 4
BIO 181 Intro Bio: Ecol/Evol/Div9 4 ED 311 Class Assessment Princ & Pract5 2
EMS 373 Instr. Materials in Science5 4 ED 312 Class Assess. Princ. & Pract. Lab5 1
ELP 344 School & Society5 3 EMS 375 Methods of Teach Sci I3,5 3
ECI 416 Teach Except Students Mainstr Class5 3
17 16

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
EMS 475 Methods of Teach Science2,5 3 EMS 476 Student Teaching in Science6,5 10
PY 123 Stellar Astron.9 OR
PY 124 Solar Sys. Astron.9
3 EMS 495 Sr. Seminar in Math & Science Ed. 6,5 2
GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
ES 200 Climate Change & Sustainability8,G,9 3
Free Electives 2-4
14-16 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 128
1.  Choose one from HI 321, HI 322, HI 341, HI 480, PHI 340, or STS 301 (Fulfills 3 hours of GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives).
2. Offered only in the Fall semester.
3. Offered only in the Spring semester.
4. Choose a course from the GEP Social Science list EXCEPT PSY course. Social Science elective may NOT be a Psychology course.
5. A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for all ECI, ELP, and ED courses, EDP 304, EMS 373, EMS 476, EMS 495. B- or better is required for EMS 205, EMS 375, and EMS 475.
6. Offered only in the spring semester. Prior admission to the Professional Semester is required.
7. Choose from MEA 300, MEA 415, MEA 440, MEA 450, MEA 465, MEA 470, MEA 481, MEA 493
8. Fulfills 3 hours of GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives and GK
9. A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for core content courses, up to two courses with a grade below a C is permitted.*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirementMA 131 or MA141, MA 231 or MA 241
B. Natural Sciences 
(7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: CH 101, CH 102, MEA 101, MEA 110, CH 201, CH 202, BIO 181, BIO 183, PY 211, PY 212, MEA 102, MEA 111, MEA 130 or MEA 311, MEA 200, MEA 451, MEA 410, PY 123 or 124
C. Humanities 
(6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list. See sophomore year spring semester & senior year fall semester.
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Social Science Requirement and EDP 304
E. Health & Exercise Studies 
(2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Health & Exercise Studies Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth – (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
Humanities/Social Sciences/Visual and Performing Arts
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: History & Philosophy of Science Elective , ES 200
H. Introduction to Writing 
(4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better) 

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: None
J. Global Knowledge 
(GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: ES 200
K. Foreign Language proficiency 
– Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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