College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - General Science, Bachelor of Science in Education

4YR Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHS101 Physical Sci In Everyday Life 4
Description: Physical science concepts encountered daily: motions of the sun, earth, and moon; motions and forces; electricity; heat and the conservation of energy; the nature of matter. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
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, MAT 110 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 2018 Spring 2019
3. 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 2018 Spring 2019
4. PHY103 First-year Seminar 1
Description: Introduces first-year majors to the academic content, degree programs, faculty, resources, facilities, and opportunities available in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Pass-fail only. Prerequisite: declared major in physics, astronomy, merged physics and astronomy, engineering physics, or physical science.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
5. 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 (MTHPLACE 50+; ALEKS 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. TSM101 Step 1 1
Description: This is a lab-based course where 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 2018 Spring 2019
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. 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 2018 Spring 2019
2. CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 151. Recommended: CHM 152L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151 with a grade of C or better
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. CHM152L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Description: Lab introduction to analytical chemistry, thermochemistry, pH and buffers, chemical kinetics, and spectrophotometry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 152
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. 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 score >= 30, or high school core GPA >= 3.0) or Corequisite: ENG 107
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. TSM102 Step 2 1
Description: This is a lab-based course where 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 2018 Spring 2019
6. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: Introduction to Psychology is recommended.

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHY112 General Physics II 4
Description: Second course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Electricity, magnetism, and optics. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 111
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. 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. Letter grade only. Required course materials and ebook access will be billed to each student's LOUIE account after the add/drop deadline. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. 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
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. TSM303 Knowing & Learning In Science 3
Description: This course examines what it means to know and learn science. The course expands prospective teachers' understanding of current theories of learning science through examining their own assumptions about learning as well as the needs of a diverse student population. In addition, students explore the Next Generation Science Standards and the ways in which they impact science teaching and learning. Additionally, the course engages students in investigating and enacting effective instructional techniques aligned with modern learning theories in order to meet the needs of students in middle and high school science classrooms. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 102 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Apply to Teacher Education Program.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. Letter grade only.
Pre- or Corequisite: BIO 182L
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
AST180 Introduction To Astronomy 3
Description: Diurnal motion, motion of solar system objects on the background of stars, light rays and spectra, the planets, Kepler's laws, space travel, coordinates and time, the moon and eclipses, meteors, comets and the sun, stars, stellar distances and stellar evolution, galactic structure, galaxies, quasars, and the big bang universe. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
-Option B-
AST183 Life In The Universe 3
Description: Course will survey the scientific topics that comprise the key elements of "Astrobiology." These include the philosophical foundations of astrobiology as a science, astronomical sources of life's chemical building blocks and habitable environments, extremophilic organisms, the history of life on earth, the role of asteroid/comet impacts and micro-meteoritic dust, feasibility of space travel, and the search for life in the solar system and beyond. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
AST181 Intro To Observational Astrnmy 1
Description: Lab to accompany AST 180. Astronomical observations and experiments. Use of telescope is stressed. 3 hrs. evening lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: AST 180 or AST 180H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
-Option B-
AST184L Life In The Universe Lab 1
Description: Laboratory Complement to lecture course AST 183 - "Life in the Universe." Course will survey the primary evidence for interences about the place of life in the cosmos, the history of life on earth, the role of asteroid/comet impacts and micro-meteoritic dust, and extremophilic organisms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: AST 183
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. TSM350 Classroom Interactions 3
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: TSM 102 and (TSM 300, TSM 301 or TSM 303) with grades of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
6. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
7. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of recommended courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO326 Ecology 3
Description: Introduces ecological principles, including the distribution and abundance of organisms, population dynamics, community organization, energy flow, and nutrient cycling. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and BIO 182
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. BIO326L Ecology Lab 1
Description: Experimental analysis of plant and animal interactions within ecosystems, including community dynamics, ecological processes, and biotic inventories. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 326
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. BIO305W Writing In Biology 1
Description: Writing component for BIO 205L and BIO 326L. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and (ENG 105 or HON 190 or English Placement Test Results (PLACE 60+)) Corequisite: (BIO 205 and 205L) or BIO 326L
Requirement Designation: Junior Writing Requirement
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. GLG101 Physical Geology 3
Description: Fundamental physical aspects of the earth's crust; rocks and minerals, structures, landforms and their origin. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 103
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
5. 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 2018 Spring 2019
6. TSM360 Perspectives On Science 3
Description: This course examines the ways in which we have come to understand how science works. Students will examine work in the philosophy, history, and sociology of science as well as the science studies literature to develop understandings of the nature of science. Additionally, the course will examine pedagogies to enact nature of science understandings and scientific and engineering practices in the secondary science classroom. A specific focus will be on the effective use of writing to express our ideas about the ways in which science works. This course is intended to improve your writing skills. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Junior Status or higher
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
7. GECOURSE General Elective Course 2 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of recommended courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. PHY264 Electronics For Science Stdnts 3
Description: Reviews basic electricity including network theorems. Introduces semiconductor electronics including bipolar and field effect devices and operational amplifiiers. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: PHY 112, PHY 172 or PHY 262
Currently Scheduled: Spring 2019
2. BIO240 Genetics And Evolution 3
Description: Fundamental concepts of inheritance, including genetic and chromosomal character determination, and natural selection leading to population changes and speciation. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and BIO 182
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. TSM404 Research Methods 3
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 2018 Spring 2019
4. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3
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.
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Attempt NES General Science Subject Knowledge Test AND Apply to Apprentice Teaching.

Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. GSP365 Fdmtls Of Weather & Climate 4
Description: Fundamental properties and processes of the atmosphere. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Sophomore Status or higher
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018
2. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-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
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
3. TSM450 Project-based Instruction 3
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: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
4. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
5. GECOURSE General Elective Course 3 GECOURSE Notes
Notes: See the Academic Catalog for a list of recommended courses and visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
General electives are needed to reach the 120 unit total. You may need more or less than 3 units depending on previously taken courses.
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. 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. Department consent required. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprentice or Student Teaching Corequisite: TSM 496
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019
2. TSM496 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
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2018 Spring 2019

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)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
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) CHM 151 (4), CHM 151L (1), CHM 152 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) BIO 181 (3)
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. 

No more than one D is allowed in the major requirements.

See the Academic Catalog for a list of approved courses and steps needed to proceed with student teaching.  Visit your advisor for specific course recommendations. Please note the catalog is available using the link at the top of this webpage.
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Academic Services Office
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Building 19, Room 209
Phone: 928-523-2661
EMAIL: astro.physics@nau.edu
http://www.physics.nau.edu/
 
Center for Science Teaching and Learning
NAUTeach Program
Building 20, Room 105
Phone:  928-523-7160
EMAIL:  cstl@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 Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.
 
Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite 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.