Composite Science (7-12) with Teacher Certification
Includes at least 50 credit hours of science/technology plus 4 credit hours of math.
The composite science major (7-12) is available only for students seeking teacher certification in composite science with a specialization in high school (7-12). All students must complete the Liberal Arts Core in addition to the below listed coursework. In conjunction with your advisor, the degree entails the equivalent of at least 50 credit hours of Science/Technology relevant content coursework plus 4 credit hours of math.
|Courses Taken After Admission to Teacher Certification Program:|
|Course No.||Course Name|
|EDUC 4330||Teaching Content Area Reading Skills||3|
|EDSP 4302||Survey of Exceptional Children||3|
|EDSP 4311||Diagnostic & Prescriptive Teaching for Exceptional Children||3|
|EDUC 4100||TExES State Certification Exam Preparation Seminar||1|
|EDUC 4311||Curriculum & Instruction in the Secondary School (ART, MUSIC & KINE take EDUC 4301)||3|
|EDUC 4320||Teaching Methodology for Secondary Teachers**||3|
|EDUC 4400||Clinical Teaching Seminar||4|
|EDUC 4894||Clinical Teaching in the High School Grades||8|
|Composite Science (7-12) Major:|
|BIOL 2454||General Biology I||4|
|BIOL 2455||General Biology II||4|
|BIOL 3301||Cellular and Molecular Biology||3|
|BIOL 3404/3434||Environmental Science (preferred) OR BIOL 3434 Ecology & Field Biology||4|
|CHEM 1411||Chemistry of Our World||4|
|CHEM 2415||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 2416||General Chemistry II||4|
|ETEC 4306||Educational Applications of Technology||3|
|PHYS 1411||Astronomy and the Universe||4|
|PHYS 1416||General Physics I||4 (LACC*)|
|PHYS 1417||General Physics II||4|
|One additional 4 hour Upper Level Science from BIOL, CHEM or PHYS||4|
*LACC indicates courses that have been taken in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum.
**Drawing on the subject-specific training and expertise of our faculty, EDUC 4320 provides subject-specific methods instruction via subject-specific textbooks, instruction, and assignments aligned with subject-specific standards for teacher preparation at the state and national levels. Each assignment and assignment rubric is keyed to state and national subject-specific teacher preparation standards and allows for collaboration, feedback, practice in teaching via lessons in the college classroom and fieldwork in local diverse middle/high schools, and supports subject-specific learning groups. Students enroll in the course section of EDUC 4320 that is specific to their subject.