Earth Science Education

Major(s)

Earth Science Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    The following required courses can be used to meet both General Education and Major Requirements: BIO 101(3) and 111(1); MTH 138(5), or MTH 135(3) and MTH 181(3), or MTH 261(5) or MTH 287(3); AST 115(4), or CHM 116(4) and 117(1), or GLG 110(4) or GRY 135(4) or PHY 100(4)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. Core (25 hours): GLG 110(4), 314(4), 318(3), 412(4); GRY 135(4), 348(3), 351(3)
    2. Major Electives (3 hours): Select 3 additional hours from any GLG course numbered 171 or higher in consultation with advisor
    3. Related Requirements (10-13 hours): AST 115(4); MTH 138(5), or MTH 135(3) and MTH 181(3), or MTH 261(5) or MTH 287(3); SCI 505(3)
    4. Complete one of the following options:
      1. Categorical Science (13 hours): BIO 101(3) and 111(1); CHM 116(4) and 117(1); PHY 100(4)
      2. Unified Science (25 hours): BIO 121(4), 122(4); CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1); PHY 123(4), 124(4)
    5. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of SCI 493(6).

  3. Professional Education Courses: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program

  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.           

    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses

Accelerated graduate program in Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Natural and Applied Science program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.