Earth Science 7-12, B.S.
The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below. The department website provides an overview of the program, admission requirements (when applicable), faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/earth-science/programs
This program is an education preparation program. Please consult the College of Education page for more information about the college admission requirements.
Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (LEP) AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, courses in the major and/or cognate may also satisfy LEP requirements. These shared courses are recommended below to fulfill both areas, although the course credits are only counted once towards the 120 credits required for graduation.
Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health ('C' or better)
Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I
Tier 2 – Natural World II: Life and Environment:
ESC 201 — Historical Geology ('C-' or better)
Tier 2 - Social Structure, Conflict, and Consensus
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better)
Tier 2 – Time and Place:
ESC 210 — Principles of Astronomy ('C-' or better)
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
75 Credits Required
Earth Science Requirements
48 Credits Required
‘C-’ or better required
ESC 200 — Physical Geology
ESC 201 — Historical Geology ('C-' or better) (T2LE)*
ESC 210 — Principles of Astronomy ('C-' or better) (T2TP)*
ESC 205 — Principles of Meteorology
ESC 220 — Physical and Chemical Oceanography
ESC 311 — Mineralogy
ESC 332 – Invertebrate Paleontology ('C-' or better) OR ESC 461 - Glacial Geology ('C-' or better) (T3)*
ESC 350 - Structural Geology and Tectonics
ESC 430 — Field Methods
Select one from:
11 Credits of ESC at or above the 200-level.
27 Credits Required
EDU 316 - Child Development and Psychology for Educators ('C' or better)
EDU 413 – Secondary Education ('C' or better)
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success ('C' or better)
RDG 470 - Literacy in the Content Areas ('C' or better)
SCE 490 – Science (Secondary School) ('C' or better)
SCE 494 – Student Teaching (Science)
SCE 496 – Student Teaching Seminar (Science)
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom ('C' or better)
Module 1: Behavioral Difficulties (Social and Emotional Development)
Module 2: Dyslexia Required
24 Credits Required
CHE 120 – General Chemistry I (T2PR)*
EDU 200 - Teachers, Schools, and Society ('C' or better) (T2CC)*
HIS 110 – United States History I or HIS 111 – United States History II (T2AE)*
MAT 120 - College Algera or MAT 122 – Precalculus or MAT 150 – Calculus I (T1QR)*
PHY 200 – General Physics I or PHY 230 - Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
SHE 203 – School Health ('C' or better) (T2MB)*
Pass Praxis® II with a score of 157 or higher