Science Education 5-8: General Science (B.A.)
PHY112
112D
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab 1
4
GEL168
168D
Geology
and Geology Lab 1
4
CHE113
113D
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab 1
4
CHE214
CHE215
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab 1
4
PHY102
102D
Concepts in Physics
and Concepts in Physics Lab 1
4
BIO118
118D
General Biology
and General Biology Lab 1
4
MAT123MPrecalculus 13-4
or PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design
EDU200Introduction to Education3
EDU201Introduction to Education Field Experience1
EDU203School Health and Drugs2
EDU220Introduction to Middle Level Education3
EDU240Educational Psychology3
EDU241Educational Psychology Field Experience1
EDU317GZEducational Equity 13
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU420Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3
EDU429Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121
EDU490Student Teaching Block 314
Major63-64
General Education51-52
Electives 28
Total Credits122-124
1

This course meets a General Education requirement

2

Since several courses in the major fulfill/meet General Education requirements, students have room for additional electives

3

In order to meet requirements for endorsements and duel-majors this number is subject to change. Students should consult with their advisor. 

Note:

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each content area and education course in the major (CHE, PHY, MAT, EDU). Courses with grades of C- or lower must be repeated. 

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B.A. in General Science Education 5-8 (2016-2017): Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO118
118D General Biology and General Biology Lab
4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3Choose from Math: MAT12M Calculus OR PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design 4
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 GES110 College Writing3
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 16 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology
4Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3EDU200 Introduction to Education3
THE201 Christian Theology3 EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Second Language (S) course1 4 PHY102
102D Concepts in Physics and Concepts in Physics Lab
4
Electives 3 World Culture (U) course 3
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 14 3 12
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3EDU240 Educational Psychology3
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
PHY112
112D Introduction to Astronomy
4 EDU203 School Health and Drugs2
Science, Technology & Society (K) course 3 Elective 9
 13 3 15
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1  
EDU420 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3  
EDU429 Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
Electives 4-6  
 10-15 3 14
Total Credits: 122-127
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

May be taken in fall of senior year. 

3

 The Education Department offers interim strips that meet the U requirement -EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options.

MN Basic Skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department.

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 122

This program assumes that a student will use BIO118D, GES217GZ, and math course to meet the general education Laboratory Science (D), Comparative Systems (G) and Math requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in General Science Education 5-8 (2016-2017): Option 2- Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO118
118D General Biology and General Biology Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 Choose from Math: MAT12M Calculus OR PSY230M Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design 4
 16 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
GEL168
168D Geology
4World Cultures (U) course3 3EDU200 Introduction to Education3
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
Second Language (S) course1 4 EDU203 School Health and Drugs2
Electives 3 PHY102
102D Concepts in Physics and Concepts in Physics Lab
4
  Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
 15 3 11
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
PHY112
112D Introduction to Astronomy
4 EDU240 Educational Psychology3
Science, Technology & Society (K) course 3 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
Electives 3 Elective 9
 13 3 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1  
EDU420 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3  
EDU429 Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
Electives 6  
 12-15 3 14
Total Credits: 126-129
1

Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent.

2

May be taken in fall of senior year. 

3

 The Education Department offers interim strips that meet the U requirement -EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options.

MN Basic Skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department.

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 122

This program assumes that a student will use BIO118D, GES217GZ, and math course to meet the general education Laboratory Science (D), Comparative Systems (G) and Math requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)