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.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.
 

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

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

I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
Complete one course from D. Fine and Performing Arts or F1. Great Works and Their Influences or F2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives.3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MATH 111 in the major.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by EAES 105 in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. Complete one course from K1. American and European History or K3. Social Science.3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD/PSYC 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. World Languages
A. World Languages3-6
III. Major Requirements
A. Required Courses
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 220Mineralogy4
EAES 240Earth System History4
EAES 302Structural Geology3
EAES 320Igneous Metamorphic Petrology4
EAES 441Stratigraphy4
B. Collateral Chemistry Courses
Complete one of the following sequences:7-8
Introductory Chemistry
and Environmental Geochemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
C. Collateral Math Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
Applied Precalculus
and Calculus A
Calculus I
and Calculus II
D. Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
E. Collateral Biology Course
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
or BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II
F. Major Electives
Select one course each in Meteorology, Astronomy and Oceanography for a total of 10-11 credits from the list below.10-11
G. Graduate Elective - course will also count toward the graduate portion of this program.
Select one of the following with advisor approval:3
Ecology
Environmental Geoscience
Tectonics
Field Geology
Current Issues in Sustainability Science
Geographic Information Systems
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of the Environment
Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
X-ray Microanalysis
Geochemistry
Organic Geochemistry
Environmental Forensics
Instrumental Environmental Analysis
Hydroclimatology
Applied Groundwater Modeling
Water Resource Management
Geophysics
Stratigraphy
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
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.44
Total Credits126-131

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
or BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
Total Credits44