Science Education (5-12), B.A.

The Science Education (5-12) major prepares students to teach science courses at the middle and/or high school level.  The program focuses on the content of disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science, as well as, the pedagogical skills necessary for teaching in a middle/high school classroom.

For specific Student Learning Outcomes see EducationBiologyChemistryPhysics, and Environmental Program.

This broadfield major comprises 58 semester credits of content-area course work, with a concentration in biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science.

I. Major Program Requirements

Fifteen credits of biology, including:

BI121Foundations of Cell & Molecular Biology

3

BI122Foundations of Organismal Biology

3

BI123Foundations of Ecology and Diversity

3

BI131Lab Explorations Cellular &Molecular BI

1

BI132Physiology and Ecology Lab

1

 

BI281Genetics

3

BI281LGenetics Lab

1

or

BI305Microbiology

3

BI305LMicrobiology Lab

1

or

BI306Plant Biology

3

BI306LPlant Biology Lab

1

or

BI307Animal Physiology

3

BI307LAnimal Physiology Lab

1

or

BI311Ecology (WI)

3

BI311LEcology Lab

1

Eleven credits of chemistry, including:

CH101General Chemistry I

3

CH101LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

and

CH102General Chemistry II

3

CH102LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1

or

CH103Accelerated General Chemistry

4

 

CH112Essentials of Chem:Organic/Biochemisty

3

Eleven credits of physics, including:

PHYS104/AS102Astronomy

3

or

PHYS160Einstein's Physics

3

 

PHYS201Physics I:Mechanics, Wave Motion Sound

4

PHYS202Physics II:Thermody/Elec/Mag/Opt/ModPhy

4

Twelve credits of earth science, including:

ES111Earth Science

4

ES124Climate and Environment

3

ES134Climate and Environment Laboratory

1

 

ES300Environmental Field Studies

3

or

ES380Soil Genesis and Classification

4

or

ES381Landscape Processes

2

and

ES382Landscape Analysis

2

Nine credits of other courses, including:

MA121Differential Calculus

3

MA207Introduction to Statistics

3

PHIL252Philosophy & History of Science

3

II. Professional Education Program

Requirements for Science Education Major

AN218/SO218Intro to Native American Studies (ND)

3

ED102Foundations of Education (WI)

3

ED103Instructional Media & Technology

3

ED229Educational Psychology

3

ED245Diversity Field Experience

1

ED305Classroom Management

2

ED318Content Area Reading & Secondary Methods

3.00 - 4.00

ED405Education Seminar

2

ED410Student Teaching

12

ED412Measurement and Assessment in Teaching

3

 

HI121US History I (ND)

3

or

HI122US History II

3

or

HI224History of the American West

3

or

HI231Montana and the West

3

 

PSY203Developmental Psychology

3

or

PSY227Child & Adolescent Psychology

3

 

SPED200Introduction to Exceptional Children

3

SPED206Collab & Conf Tech Spec Ed

3

 

III. Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student Teaching

Students pursuing a major in any Teacher Education Program must be accepted to the program.  See Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program for specific details. 

In order for students to student teach, they must submit an application.  See Admission to Student Teaching for specific details.

Note:

  1. All Science Education (5-12) students must meet the following requirements: 1) earn a grade of “C-” or better in all Professional Education Requirements, Major Program Requirements, and Other Program Requirements; 2) earn a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average; 3) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Major Program Requirements and in Other Program Requirements; and 4) earn a minimum 2.65 grade point average in Professional Education Requirements.