Adolescence Education: Earth Science - B.S. Degree

Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences
Office:  150 Houghton Hall 

(716) 673-3302

Dr. Junaid Zubari, Chairperson
Dr. Thomas Hegna, Coordinator

Email: geosciences@fredonia.edu

Website: https://www.fredonia.edu/academics/colleges-schools/college-liberal-arts-sciences/geology-environmental-sciences

Major Requirements

Core Program:

GEO 102Freshman Seminar

1

GEO 150Moons and Planets

3

or

PHYS 118Introduction to Astronomy

3

GEO 160Blue Planet

3

GEO 165Planet Earth

3

GEO 169Planet Earth Lab

1

GEO 210Earth History

3

GEO 211Earth History Lab

1

GEO 215Earth Materials

4

GEO 311Global Climate

3

GEO 330Geomorphology

4

One GEO 300/400 level elective course with lab

4

Total Credit Hours:30

Education Coursework:

SCED 105Nature of Science and Science Education

3

SCED 106Nature of Science Education Field Experience

0

EDU 224Adolescent Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

1

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 Grades 7-12

15

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

1

EDU 304Safe Schools & Healthy Students

1

Total Credit Hours:42

Additional Coursework in Related Disciplines:

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

PHYS 121College Physics I

3

and

PHYS 123College Physics Lab I

1

and

PHYS 122College Physics II

3

and

PHYS 124College Physics II Lab

1

or

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

and

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

and

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

and

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

MATH 120Survey of Calculus I

3

or

MATH 122University Calculus I

4

A course in Statistics at the 200-level or higher

3

Total Credit Hours:22-25

Total Credit Hours: 94-98

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 language other than English (American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish) requirement as stated by the New York State Education Department. Proficiency requirement met by the following:

  • Fredonia Placement Exam determination of Fredonia Foundations courses 100 and 110 in the same World Language or course 110 (or higher) in World Language.
  • Proficiency may also be fulfilled by qualifying AP, IB, CLEP Exam scores or transferred courses of Elem I and Elem II of same language, as verified by Registrar’s Office.

The General Education foreign language requirement meets the certification requirement.

A candidate who receives a Satisfactory standing in the Student Teaching placement must also receive a passing grade in their co-requisite Seminar/Methods course to advance.

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