Adolescence Education: Earth Science Bachelor of Science

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Earth Science Adolescence Education

Core Program:

34 credit hours in geosciences

GEO 102Freshman Seminar

1

GEO 150Moons and Planets

3

GEO 160Blue Planet

3

GEO 165Planet Earth

3

GEO 169Planet EarthLab

1

GEO 210Earth History

3

GEO 215Minerals and Rocks

4

GEO 311Global Climate

3

GEO 330Geomorphology

4

GEO 459Seminar in Geosciences

1

Total Credit Hours:26

Required Supporting Coursework

GEO 335Geophysics

4

GEO 370Structural Geology

4

GEO 400Stratigraphy

4

One additional course with lab in Geology at the 300-level or 400-level

SCED 105Nature of Science and Science Education

3

and

SCED 106Nature of Science Education Field Experience

0

EDU 224Adolescent Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

and

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

0

SCED 276Literacy and Technology for Science and Mathematics

3

SCED 303Assessment for Inquiry-Based Science

3

SCED 305Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

3

SCED 313Diversity in Teaching Math and Science Field Experience

0

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

SCED 419Adolescence Science Methods

3

EDU 430Student Teaching in the Secondary School

15

EDU 301Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Child Abuse and Child Abduction

1

EDU 302Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse

1

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

and

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

or

PHYS 121College Physics I

3

and

PHYS 122College Physics II

3

Total Credit Hours:66-68

Calculus sequence:

MATH 120Survey of Calculus I

3

MATH 121Survey of Calculus II

3

or

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

MATH 123University Calculus II

4

A course in Statistics at the 200-level or higher

or

A course in Computer Science

Total Credit Hours:6-8

NOTE:

B.S. Earth Science Adolescence Education students must attain a minimum grade of C in all Geosciences courses, and attain a 3.0 GPA or higher to graduate. In addition, all students in this program must complete the foreign language requirement as stated by the New York State Education Department. This requirement must be satisfied in any one of the following ways:

  • Score of 85 percent or higher on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Requirement is fulfilled.
  • Scores of 65 percent - 84 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course or an Elementary II level course of a language or equivalent course(s), or successfully complete an equivalent Fredonia proficiency exam.
  • Scores below 65 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.
  • If student did not take a New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.

NOTE:

The General Education foreign language requirement differs from the certification requirement and must be satisfied for degree conferral.

* High School Equivalent Exam refers to a New York State Local School District Exam or Regional Exam in a Foreign Language.

Total Credit Hours: 98-102

As of December 31, 2013, candidates in all education programs are required to complete training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the training required under the Dignity for All Student Act (DASA) will be included in EDU 303 at Fredonia. Undergraduate candidates planning to graduate after Fall 2013 who have already completed EDU 303 on campus or taken a workshop as a substitution for EDU 303 must also complete the EDU DASA workshop prior to graduation.

For certification requirements, please refer to the Education section of the catalog.