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Life Science/Childhood Education (B.S.)


This program leads to certification to teach grades 1-6 in the public schools. Students entering the program will graduate after four years with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences/Childhood Education.  Please see the Childhood Education (B.S.)   program page in the catalog for a complete overview of the Academic Standards required for this academic program. 


Degree Requirements

Biology Courses


Core Courses: 17 Credits
BIO 101 General Biology I (w/ lab) : 4 Credits
BIO 102 General Biology II (w/ lab) : 4 Credits
BIO 359 Explorations in Research Meth. : 3 Credits
BIO 401 Senior Independent (Research) : 3 Credits
BIO 450 Seminar in Biology : 3 Credits
Core Biology Courses: 10-12 Credits

Complete one of the following:
BIO 110 Environmental Issues : 3 Credits
BIO 326 Principles of Ecology : 4 Credits
 
Complete one of the following:
BIO 206 Genetics : 4 Credits or
BIO 220 Cell Biology : 4 Credits
                 
Complete one additional Biology elective by advisement: 3-4 Credits

Supporting Courses: 15 Credits
SCI 104 Earth Science and Astronomy : 3 Credits
CHM 103 Introduction to General Chemistry (w/lab) : 4 Credits
CHM 104 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (w/lab) : 4 Credits
MAT 220 Applied Statistics : 4 Credits

Education Courses: 37 Credits
EDU 201 Education and Society : 3 Credits
EDU 206 Educational Psychology : 3 Credits
EDU 252 Learning, Language and Literacy : 3 Credits
EDU 306 Inclusive Learning Design : 4 Credits
EDU 314 Social Studies Methods : 2 Credits
EDU 323 Teaching Math, Science & Technology : 4 Credits
EDU 337 Classroom Management : 3 Credits
EDU 352 Advanced Learning, Language & Literacy : 3 Credits
EDU 401 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 1-3) : 6 Credits
EDU 402 Childhood Student Teaching (Grades 4-6) : 6 Credits
NCR 070 Reporting and Identifying Child Abuse and Maltreatment : 0 Credits
NCR 071 School Violence Prevention : 0 Credits
NCR 317 Health Education Standards WS : 0 Credits

Required Supporting Courses: 24 Credits
MAT 111 Math for Teaching and Learning I : 3 Credits
MAT 121 Math For Teaching & Learning II : 3 Credits
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology : 3 Credits

Complete one:
PSY 203 Childhood and Adolescence : 3 Credits
PSY 208: Developmental Science : 4 Credits

VPA 111 Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts : 3 Credits
* A Studio ART/DAN/MUS course may be taken in place of VPA 111.

Complete one of the following: 3 Credits
HST 105 History of the United States I
HST 106 History of the United States II

Select one cross-cultural history course : 3 Credits

One semester of a language other than English : 3 Credits

Elective Courses: 0-1 Credit

RSC General Education Courses: 14 Credits

Total: 120 Credits


Note(s):
All students in education are required to subscribe to a designated electronic portfolio system.


Academic Standards for Students in Programs with Childhood Education

To enter or remain a program with childhood education a student must maintain an overall cumulative grade point average of 3.000.
Students must achieve and maintain a cumulative average of 3.000 in all Childhood Education major course requirements prior to entry into the methods courses (300-level EDU courses).
To be eligible for student teaching, a student must have achieved a 3.000 cumulative average in teacher education coursework.
Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all courses required for the Childhood Education program (including EDU and Liberal Arts courses).
Students must maintain a 3.000 cumulative average in their liberal arts major.


Suggested Course Sequence for Life Science/Childhood Education

The following is a general schedule for the Life Science/Childhood Education major. Check all course descriptions for prerequisites before planning your course schedule. Other course sequences are possible. Consult your advisor or the Biology or Education Program Coordinator. Note also that one can introduce flexibility into this recommended sequence by shifting Biology requirement slots around to allow one to pursue other courses of personal interest or compensate for scheduling conflicts.

Year 1- Fall: 15.5 credits
WLD 101 (4 credits)
PSY 101 (3 credits)
BIO 101 & BIO 101L (4 credits)
MAT 111 (3 credits)
SST 111 or SST 121 First Year Seminar (1.5 credits)

Year 1- Spring: 15.5-17 credits
WLD 201 (4 credits)
BIO 102 & BIO 102L (4 credits)
EDU 201 (3 credits)
MAT 121 (3 credits)
SST 112 or Elective (1.5 credits - 3 credits)

Year 2- Fall: 17 credits
SCI 104 (3 credits)
CHM 103 & CHM 103L (4 credits)
EDU 206 (3 credits)
Foreign Language (3 credits)
MAT 220 (4 credits)

Year 2- Spring: 14 credits
BIO 110 (3 credits)
CHM 104 & CHM 104L (4 credits)
EDU 252 (3 credits)
PSY 208 (4 credits)

Year 3- Fall: 15 credits
BIO 206 or BIO 220 (4 credits)
BIO 359 (3 credits)
EDU 314 (2 credits)
EDU 337 (3 credits)
EDU 352 (3 credits)

Year 3- Spring: 17 credits
NCR 317 (0 credits)
EDU 323 (4 credits)
EDU 306 (4 credits)
VPA 111 (3 credits)
HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Major Elective (3 credits)
General Education Breadth Requirement (3 credits)

Year 4- Fall: 12 credits
EDU 401 (6 credits)
EDU 402 (6 credits)
NCR 070 (0 credits)
NCR 071 (0 credits)

Year 4- Spring: 15-16 credits
BIO 401 (3 credits)
BIO 450 (3 credits)
Biology Elective (3-4 credits)
WLD 401 (3 credits)
HST 106 or Cross-Cultural History Elective (3 credits)