Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education


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This degree firmly grounds future teachers and curriculum specialists in earth science—including physical and applied geology, oceanography, the planets, field methods, etc. Students also explore biology, chemistry, physics, math, and the philosophies of science for a well-rounded program.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Secondary Education - Earth Science?

If you're fascinated by geology and interested in teaching high-school students about science, earning a degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis on Earth Science is the way to go. Not only will you take Earth Sciences classes, you'll also complete teacher-preparation courses to earn recommendation for your certification.

As an Earth Sciences teacher, you'll motivate and inspire your students to love the sciences. You'll graduate with the knowledge and teaching skills necessary to lead a productive classroom and shape an exceptional educational experience for every student you reach.

Note: You must apply and be accepted to the College of Education's teacher education program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Tutor
  • Reading specialist
  • Curriculum specialist

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Counselor
  • School psychologist
  • Curriculum specialist
  • Superintendent

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

This degree plan is support through the NAUTeach program.

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 125
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement
 
The NAUTeach program is a challenging undergraduate course of study solely designed to prepare mathematics and science teachers for grades 6-12. The program emphasizes the pre-service teacher’s ability to develop research-based pedagogy through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focused, field intensive, rigorous curriculum. This allows undergraduate students to be highly supported by faculty who specialize in mathematics and science education research and Master Teachers that have years of professional classroom experience. Our program is designed for students with strong skills in mathematics or science seeking certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, Earth sciences, general science, or mathematics at the secondary level.
 
The NAUTeach program, modeled after the successful UTeach program at the University of Texas, provides opportunities for you to:

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

School of Earth and Sustainability

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education


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