Earth and Environmental Science (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Earth Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Earth Science (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate. Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this program can be found here.

Major Requirements
Required Courses
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 220Mineralogy4
EAES 240Historical Geology4
EAES 302Structural Geology3
EAES 320Igneous Metamorphic Petrology4
EAES 342Invertebrate Paleobiology4
EAES 441Stratigraphy4
Collateral Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
Collateral Math Courses
Select one of the following sequences:7-8
Math Sequence A
Applied Precalculus
Precalculus Mathematics
Calculus A
Math Sequence B
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
Physics Sequence A
University Physics I
and University Physics II
Physics Sequence B
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Collateral Biology Course
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
or BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II
Major Electives
EAES 201Understanding Weather and Climate4
Select one of the following:3-4
Descriptive Astronomy
Observational Astronomy
EAES 150General Oceanography3
or EAES 250 Introduction to Marine Sciences
Graduate Courses
Select one of the following (course will also count toward the MAT portion of this program):3
Environmental Geoscience
Field Geology
Current Issues in Sustainability Science
Geographic Information Systems
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
X-ray Microanalysis
Organic Geoghemistry
Environmental Forensics
Instrumental Environmental Analysis
Applied Groundwater Modeling
Water Resource Management
Advanced Marine Geology
Coastal Geomorphology
Urban Contamination
Pro Seminar
Special Problems in Earth and Environmental Studies
Spatial Analysis
Advanced Environmental Remote Sensing and Image Processing
Energy and the Environment
Earth Systems Science
Special Topics in Physics