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

A Combined Degree program enables undergraduate students to enroll in graduate courses in their senior year, which can be counted towards the completion of both their Bachelor's and Master's degree requirements.  The ability to take these "swing courses" allows students to earn both their Bachelor's and Master's degrees in a shortened period of time, typically within five years of intensive study.  Undergraduate students interested in this option can find more information regarding program requirements on the University's Combined Programs website.

The Combined Degree with 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 Overview

General Education Requirements19
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements59-62
Teacher Education Program Requirements36
Free Electives3-0
Total Credits120-123

Major Requirements

Requirements for the graduate portion of this combined program can be found here.
Required Courses
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 220Mineralogy4
EAES 240Earth System History4
EAES 302Structural Geology3
EAES 320Igneous Metamorphic Petrology4
EAES 441Stratigraphy4
Collateral Chemistry Courses
Complete one of the following sequences:7-8
Introductory Chemistry
and Environmental Geochemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Collateral Math Courses
Complete two courses from the following:8
Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
Applied Calculus B
Calculus II
Applied Precalculus
Data Science and Statistics
Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:7-8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
Collateral Biology Course
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
or BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II
Major Electives
Select one course each in Meteorology, Astronomy and Oceanography for a total of 10-11 credits from the list below.10-11
Total Credits59-62

Major Electives

Meteorology
EAES 201Understanding Weather and Climate4
EAES 301Climatology3
EAES 403Meteorology4
Astronomy
PHYS 180Astronomy for Everyone4
PHYS 280Astronomy for Physicists4
Oceanography
EAES 150General Oceanography3
EAES 250Introduction to Marine Sciences4
EAES 350Oceanography3

Teacher Education Program Requirements for Combined Degree Programs with P-12 Subject Area and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification

Teacher Education Prerequisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 483Advanced Inclusive 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
SPED 690Action Research in Inclusive Settings 13
Total Credits36

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar course.1
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
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by collateral mathematics courses in the major.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Physical Geology (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
1. Complete one course from K1. American and European History or K3. Social Science.3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits19

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam complete one or two sequential courses in the same language.3-6
Total Credits3-6

Recommended Roadmap to Degree(s)

This recommended five-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within five years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

Fifth year courses are taken at the graduate level, after matriculation into the graduate portion of this combined degree program.