Adolescence Education: Earth Science, B.S.

Sample Degree Map

The Adolescence Education: Earth Science, B.S. degree is intended for those students who plan to teach Earth Sciences in secondary schools. It includes the fundamental courses in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy which constitute the “content” of earth sciences, and the necessary professional education courses. This program provides provisional teaching certification in New York State.

The State University of New York at Fredonia is committed to doing our part to provide each student a clear path to graduation. This four-year degree plan is a sample map for fulfilling requirements in the major, the Fredonia Foundations (FF), and other supporting courses. The pathway that you take to your degree may differ somewhat from this illustration, depending on where you start and the detours and side trips you may take along the way. If you are committed to completing your degree in four years, we encourage you to consider signing up for the Fredonia in 4 program. For complete information about this degree program, please consult the university catalog at www.fredonia.edu/catalog

Sample Degree Plan

First Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 102 Freshman Seminar 1
GEP 165 Planet Earth 3
GEO 169 Planet Earth Lab 1
SCED 105 Nature of Science and Science Edu 3
SCED 106 Nature of Science and Science Field Exp 0
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GEO 210 Earth History 3
GEO 211 Earth History Lab 1
STAT 250 Statistics to Scientists 3
EDU 224 Adolescent Development 3
CHEM 115 General Chemistry I 3
CHEM 125 General Chemistry I Lab 1
 
TOTAL 14

Second Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 215 Earth Materials 4
GEO 150 Moons & Planets 3
CHEM 116 General Chemistry II 3
CHEM 126 General Chemistry II Lab 1
MATH 120 Adolescent Development 3
SCED 276 Literacy & Tech for Science & Math 3
TOTAL 17

Spring Semester

Course Credits
GEO 160 Blue Planet 3
GEO 311 Global Climate 3
EDU 250 Intro. Exceptional Learner 0
EDU 251 Practicum in Inclusive Ed II 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Third Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
GEO 330 Geomorphology 4
PHYS 121 College Physics I 3
PHYS 123 College Physics I Lab 1
SCED 305 Diversity in the Teaching of Sci & Math 0
SCED 313 Diversity in Teaching Math/Science Field Exp 3
FF Course 3
 
TOTAL 14

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDU 303 SAVE/DASA/Fire & Arson 1
EDU 304 Safe Schools & Healthy Students 1
PHYS 122 College Physics II 3
PHYS 124 College Physics II Lab 1
EDU 349 Educational Psychology 3
FF Course 3
FF Course 3
TOTAL 15

Fourth Year

Fall Semester

Course Credits
SCED 419 Adolescence Science Methods 3
GEO 300/400 Level Course with Lab 4
FF Course 3
General Elective 3
TOTAL 13

Spring Semester

Course Credits
EDU 430 Student Teaching, 7-12 15
SCED 303 Assessment For Inquiry - Based Science 3
 
 
TOTAL 18

GRAND TOTAL: 120

This Sample Degree Map is based on the requirements published in the University Catalog.

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