College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - Earth Science, Bachelor of Science in Education

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG101 Physical Geology 3
Description: Fundamental physical aspects of the earth's crust; rocks and minerals, structures, landforms and their origin. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: GLG 103
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. GLG103 Physical Geology Lab 1
Description: 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 101 or GLG 101H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT136 Calculus I 4
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4 CHM151 Notes
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: You make take either CHM 130 or CHM 151. However CHM 151 is highly recommended as it is a pre-requisite for GLG 360.
5. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. TSM101 Step 1 1
Description: Students explore the teaching profession through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in elementary classrooms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG102 Historical Geology 3
Description: Chronological sequence of events in the history of the earth and its inhabitants. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 104
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. GLG104 Historical Geology Lab 1
Description: Must be taken concurrently with GLG 102. 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (GLG 101 and GLG 103) or GLG 110 or GLG 112
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 100))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
6. TSM102 Step 2 1
Description: Students explore the teaching professional through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in middle school classrooms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TSM 101 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG240 Intro Field Mthds & Rprt Wrtg 3
Description: Introduces geological field methods; emphasis on sedimentary and volcanic rocks, faults, and folds through lectures, labs, and field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (GLG 100 or GLG 110 or GLG 112 with grade of B or better) or GLG 101 or 101H
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. GLG225 Paleontology 4
Description: Principles and methods of invertebrate paleontology including classification, morphology, evolution, and distribution in time and space of fossil organisms. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 100 or GLG 101 or 101H or GLG 110 or GLG 112 or BIO 100
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 Corequisite: BIO 182L
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
4. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: BIO 182 or 182H
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
5. TSM300 Knowing And Learning 3
Description: A multidisciplinary perspective focusing on what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 102 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: * PSY 101- Intro to Psychology is recommended
Apply to NAUTeach Program
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG304 Geology Of Arizona 4
Description: Geologic evolution of Arizona is interpreted from its rocks, structural features, fossils, and landforms, including natural resources and environmental geology. 3 hrs. lecture plus lab/field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 100 or GLG 101 or GLG 101H or GLG 201
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
2. GLG360 Applied Geology 4
Description: An application of the theory of geologic materials, methods, and processes to understand the interactions of humans with Earth systems. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((GLG 100 or 110 or 112 w/ grade of B or better) or GLG 103) and CHM 151 and 151L and (MAT 125 or MAT 136 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 60+; MATHC 60+; PLACE 65+))
3. GLG190 The Planets 3
Description: Outline of the current understanding of the planets, emphasizing their geology and the processes involved in their formation and evolution. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: GLG 190L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
4. GLG190L The Planets Lab 1
Description: Must be taken concurrently with GLG 190. 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MAT 110 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
5. TSM350 Classroom Interactions 3 TSM350 Notes
Description: An exploration of the role of content, pedagogy, curriculum, and technology as they promote learning and impact equity. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program and TSM 300 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: ** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404 & 450, BME 300 & 437)

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG107 Oceanography 3
Description: Geologic, chemical, physical, and biologic properties of the marine environment and the description and origin of ocean basins. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. GLG309 Mineralogy: Intro Earth Matls 4 GLG309 Notes
Description: Overview of the origin, occurrence, and chemical and physical properties of common rock-forming minerals; mineral determination using hand specimen, microscopic, and other analytical methods. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: GLG 101 or (GLG 100 or 110 or 112 w/ B or better) and GLG 103 or (GLG 100L or 110L or 112L w/ B or better) and CHM 151 and 151L and (MAT 125 or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+)) & CUM GPA 2.5 or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: GLG 309 is not a required course, but is a pre-requisite for GLG 350W
3. PHY111 General Physics I 4
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. PHI359 Philosophy Of Science 3
Description: Analyzes the conceptual conditions required for doing science. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG350W Geologic Communicatn & Topics 3
Description: Scientific writing, critical reading, and effective oral communication centered around a topic of broad interest in earth science. Emphasizes conveying scientific data proficiently in writing and orally, with effective visuals. This course fulfills NAU's junior-level writing requirement. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisites: ENG 105, admission to the geology program, and completion of 17 hours of geology coursework, or instructor's consent.
Prerequisite: GLG 309 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+))
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
2. GLG115 Climate Change 3
Description: Evolution of the Earth's climate and the causes of climate change, including global warming. Cross-listed with ENV 115. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3 BME200 Notes
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Summer 2014 Fall 2014
Notes: ** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404 & 450, BME 300 & 437)
4. TSM404 Research Methods 3 TSM404 Notes
Description: Students design, conduct, and present four inquiries using scientific and mathematical tools. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: ** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404 & 450, BME 300 & 437)
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Apply to Apprentice Teaching

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GLG430 Geomorphology 4
Description: Interpretation of the development, history, and significance of landforms. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab, plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (GLG 100 or GLG 110 or GLG 112 with grade of B or better) or GLG 101) and (GLG 100L or GLG 110L or GLG 112L with grade of B or better) or GLG 103)
2. GLG445C Earth Science Capstone 1
Description: The course will review the major principles of geology as presented in the BSEd degree, test for knowledge of these principles, and reinforce students' content knowledge understanding. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Senior status in BSEd - Earth Science Corequisite: TSM 450 and BME 437
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
3. TSM450 Project-based Instruction 3 TSM450 Notes
Description: Students design, implement, and evaluate project-based curricula. Use of technology in instruction and observations of project-based learning are emphasized. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TSM 350 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: ** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404 & 450, BME 300 & 437)
4. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3 BME437 Notes
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: ** In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404 & 450, BME 300 & 437)
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TSM495C Apprentice Teaching 12
Description: Students participate in teaching science and/or mathematics in the secondary schools as their capstone field experience. Contains assessments that must be successfully completed in order to earn an Institutional Recommendation for certification. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria. Pass-fail only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprentice or Student Teaching and department consent and Corequisite: TSM 496C
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ECI495C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 24 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Student Teaching Milestone and (Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
2. TSM496C Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1
Description: Students reflect on their apprentice teaching experiences and examine a contemporary critical issues in education. A teaching portfolio is produced as a synthesis of the Teacher Education program. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprenticeship or Student Teaching Corequisite: TSM 495C or TSM 595 or ECI 495C or ECI 595
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4), MAT 136 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) PHI 359 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) BIO 181 (3), PHY 111 (4)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) CHM 151 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree.   A grade of C or better is required for the 37 units of GLG courses.
Recitations are available and strongly encouraged for CHM 130, 151, PHY 111, BIO 181 and BIO 182; however they are not required.

* PSY 101 (SPW) recommended

**  In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404 & 450, BME 300 & 437)


NAUTeach Program Admission:
In order to take NAUTeach courses beyond TSM 300, you must apply for and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Program acceptance is required before enrolling in TSM 350.  Admission requirements are as follows:

  • Completion of TSM 101 and 102 with a grade of C or better.
  • Enrollment in TSM 300 Knowing and Learning.
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card OR verification of application for fingerprint card.
  • Completion of 30 units of coursework which includes:
    • a grade of at least B for the English foundation requirement (ENG 105 or ENG 101 & 102). If you don’t receive a 3.0, you may complete an additional English writing course, at the 200 level or above, with at least a B, to meet this requirement.
    • a grade of at least C for the Mathematics foundation requirement (MAT 125, 136, or equivalent).
    • completion of at least three units of content major work.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work.
  • A declared science or mathematics B.S.Ed. major.

You must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate.
See catalog for additional information regarding application for Apprentice Teaching.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Maureen Fray
Academic Advisor
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-2880
Maureen.Fray@nau.edu
http://www.cefns.nau.edu/Academic/Geology/

Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the university catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your degree progress report.

Some courses may have pre-requisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or pre-requisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.