Earth and Environmental Science (B.S.) (Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Earth Science (Preschool-Grade12) 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 dual degree 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 Courses
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
or BIOL 113 Principles of Biology II
Major Electives
Metereology
EAES 201Understanding Weather and Climate4
Astronomy
Select one of the following:3-4
Descriptive Astronomy
Astronomy
Observational Astronomy
Oceanography
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
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 Geoghemistry
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
Total Credits67-69

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

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
Select one of the following: 13-4
Biological Sciences
Biology for Survival
The Biology of Human Life
Human Heredity
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology I
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology II
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Genetics
Personal Health Issues
Injury Prevention and Emergency Care
Study of Human Diseases
Perspectives on Drugs
Mental Health
Human Sexuality
Health Education Methods
School Health and Community Services
Counseling Skills for Public Health Professionals
Honors Seminar in Science
Honors Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Science
Principles and Practice of Emergency Care
Nutrition
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 23
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 23
Total Credits43-44
1

Or pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy.

2

Courses will also count toward graduate portion of this program.