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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Science with Teacher Certification

Science with Teacher Licensure (B.S.)



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High School Licensure

The Science with Teacher Licensure 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 Licensure programs as described in the “Teacher Licensure 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 the first semester of their Junior year. Additional information on Admission, Retention and Graduation for Teacher Licensure 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 Licensure Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP). Students can substitute ACT plus Writing or SAT scores for the TAP if they meet the minimum scores set by the Illinois State Board of Education.  These scores can be found at http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached or by contacting the CEPS Dean’s Office.  Students 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 pass the edTPA (teacher performance assessment) before they can receive their teaching license from Illinois or any other state. Students will make their edTPA submission during student teaching.

Biological Sciences Specialization


Total Semester Hours required for the Degree: 131 semester hours

The BS in Science with Teacher Licensure (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 Licensure with Biological Sciences Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Licensure: Biological Sciences Specialization: 104

2. 34 Hours in the Professional Education Core


Footnote:


(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: 133-134 semester hours

The BS in Science with Teacher Licensure (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 Licensure with Chemistry Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Licensure: Chemistry Specialization: 106-107

2. 34 Hours in the Professional Education Core


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: 134 semester hours

The BS in Science with Teacher Licensure (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 Licensure with Earth Sciences Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Licensure: Earth Sciences Specialization: 104 including professional education core

2. 34 Hours in the 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: 131 semester hours

Students in the Science Teacher Licensure 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 Licensure with a Physics Specialization Major:


Semester hours required for the Science with Teacher Licensure: Physics Specialization: 104 including professional education core

2. 34 Hours in the Professional Education Core


Footnote:


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

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