2019-2020 Catalog

Publication date June 2019

Earth Science Education Minor

(Teacher certification programs)

25 credits

ESC 101Earth Environments4
ESC 221Weather and Climate4
ESC 222Earth Surface Processes and Landforms4
Select one of the following:3-4
Soil Systems
Water Resources
Past Environmental Change
Select one of the following:3
Maps and GIS
Remote Sensing
Introduction to Geographic Information System and Science
Geospatial Field Methods
Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Select six credits from the following:6
Global Warming and Climate Change
Advanced Remote Sensing
Web Mapping
Environmental Hazards
Special Topics in Geography/Earth Science
Geography/Earth Science Topics for Teachers
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Spatial Data Analysis
Independent Study
Seminar in Geography/Earth Science
Undergraduate Research
Total Credits25

Teacher certification candidates must also complete GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments (3 cr.); in addition, early adolescence-adolescence candidates must complete BIO 469 Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School (4 cr.)/CHM 469 Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School (4 cr.)/PHY 469 Teaching and Learning Science in the Secondary School (4 cr.) unless a major in biology education, chemistry education, or physics education is completed. Both courses fulfill statutory licensing requirements.

An official Praxis Subject Assessment (formerly PRAXIS II) score in content area is required, or candidate must meet GPA requirements for certified content subject areas.

Note: The earth science education minor may be used as partial fulfillment of the requirement for a second major in general science education (broad field) major.

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