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2013-2014 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Science with Teacher Certification

Science with Teacher Certification (B.S.)



Standard High School Certificate

The Science with Teacher Certification major prepares students for teaching careers in the sciences (biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences and physics) at the secondary level (grades 9-12). For students also wanting to be eligible to teach middle school sciences, additional Middle Level Education courses are required.

This major requires that students follow and meet the requirements for Admission, Retention and Graduation from Teacher Certification programs as described in the “Teacher Certification Programs” section of this catalog and as explained at the University Admission to Teacher Education Meeting which all students must attend. Students must gain University Approval to Take Teacher Education Courses no later than the end of their first semester Junior year. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Certification programs can be found on the College of Education & Professional Studies website at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached.

All students must pass the Illinois Certification Test of Basic Skills/Test of Academic Proficiency or document a composite score of 22 or higher on the ACT plus Writing for selection into teacher education and should complete this requirement no later than their sophomore year.

Students must receive a “C” or better in all courses used toward graduation, regardless of where they are taken. This includes general education, professional education, major and minor courses, all university required courses, and electives. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative and major GPA of 2.65 in order to continue in the program.

Students must complete the professional education coursework following the Regular Secondary Education Professional Education Course Sequence. For more information regarding these two options please consult with your advisor. Information is also available in the Teacher Certification Program section of this catalog.

Biological Sciences Specialization


Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 138 semester hours

The BS in Science with Teacher Certification (Biological Sciences Specialization) degree program prepares students for a career as a secondary science teacher with emphasis in the biological sciences.

The BS in Science Teacher Certification with Biological Sciences Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Certification: Biological Sciences Specialization: 111

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(Major GPA based on all biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics courses taken at EIU.)

Chemistry Specialization


Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 137-138 semester hours

The BS in Science with Teacher certification (Chemistry Specialization) degree program prepares students for a career as high school science teachers.  In addition, it prepares students to teach high school chemistry at all levels from introductory through Advanced Placement (AP).

The BS in Science Teacher Certification with Chemistry Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Certification: Chemistry Specialization: 110-111

Footnote:


(Major GPA based on all biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics courses taken at EIU.)

Earth Sciences Specialization


Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 138 semester hours

The BS in Science with Teacher Certification (Earth Sciences Specialization) degree program prepares students for a career as a secondary science teacher with emphasis in the earth sciences. 

The BS in Science Teacher Certification with Earth Sciences Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Certification: Earth Sciences Specialization: 108 including professional education core

Footnote:


(Major GPA based on all biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics courses taken at EIU.)

Physics Specialization


Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 135 semester hours

Students in the Science Teacher Certification program with Physics Specialization are preparing for a career in high school science teaching. The physics specialization provides a broad based empirical introduction to the quantitative study of the foundations and applications of physics including the areas of mechanics, electromagnetism, thermodynamics and modern physics for the student who will teach AP, honors, or upper division high school physics.

The BS in Science Teacher Certification with a Physics Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Certification: Physics Specialization: 108 including professional education core

Footnote:


(Major GPA based on all biological sciences, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics courses taken at EIU.)