Science Education (BS): Middle Grades Science (13SCIEDBS-13SCIEDMID)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
CH 101 Molecular ChemistryB,7 3 MEA 101 Geology I: PhysicalB,7 3
CH 102 Molecular Chemistry LabB,7 1 MEA 110 Geology I: LaboratoryB,7 1
MA 121 Elemental Calculus OR
MA 131 Calc Life & Manag Science AA
3 MA 231 Calc Life & Manag Science B OR
ST 311 Intro to StatisticsA
3
ENG 101 Acad. Writing & ResearchH 4 FS 201 Food Science and the ConsumerB,7 3
COM 110 Public Speaking 3 HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1
ED 100 Intro to Education5 2 Social Sciences Reqt4,D 3
16 14

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
BIO 105 Biology in the Modern World7 3 PY 124 Solar System Astronomy7 3
PY 131 Conceptual Physics7 4 NTR 301 Intro to Human Nutrition7 3
MEA 130 Intro to Weather & Clim7 3 EMS 205 Intro to Teaching Science5 2
MEA 135 Intro to Weather & Clim Lab7 1 ED 204 Intro to 21st Century Teaching5 2
GEP Add’l Breadth ReqtF 3 EDP 304 Educational Psychology (GEP SS)5,D 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
15 16

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
GN 301 Genetics in Human Affairs7 3 GEP Interdisc. Persp. ElectiveG 2-3
Science Elective7 3 Science Elective7 3
EMS 373 Instr. Materials in Science5 3 EMS 375 Methods of Teach Sci I3,5 3
ECI 309 Teaching in Middle Years5 3 ECI 306 Middle Years Reading3,5 3
ELP 344 School & Society5 3 ECI 416 Teach Except Students5 3
Free Elective 3 ED 311 Classroom Assess. Princ. & Pract.5 2
ED 312 Classroom Assess. Princ. & Pract. Lab5 1
18 17-18

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
PB 213 Plants & Civilization7 3 EMS 476 Student Teaching in Science6,5 10
Free Elective 3 EMS 495 Senior Seminar in Math & Science Ed6,5 2
EMS 475 Methods of Teach Sci II2,5 3
Hist/Phil of Science Elective (IP)1,G 3
GEP Humanities Reqt.C 3
Science Elective7 3
18 12

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 126
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. 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 requirement: MA 121 or MA 131 and MA 231 or ST 311
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 and MEA 101/MEA 110
C. Humanities
 (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list. none
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: EDP 304, Social Science Req
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)
X 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
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-requisiteThe following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: NONE
K. Foreign Language proficiency
 – Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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