General Science for Teachers Minor

(Open to students in the following majors: Early Childhood Education (birth-grade 3), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & French Education (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & Spanish Education (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & Special Education (grades K-12), Elementary/Middle Education (grades K-9) & TESOL (grades K-12))

Completion of the general science for teachers minor does not lead to endorsement for a Wisconsin teaching license. Rather, the minor is intended to expand content knowledge and skills in elementary and middle-grade science.

Required courses
BIO 100Biology for the Informed Citizen3-4
or BIO 105 General Biology
or MIC 100 Microbes and Society
or ECE 335 Learning with Nature
ESC 101Earth Environments4
GEO 200Conservation of Global Environments3
PHY 106Physical Science for Educators4
PHY 155Solar System Astronomy4
Electives3-5
Biology for the Informed Citizen (if not taken in the core)
General Biology (if not taken in the core)
General Chemistry I
Leadership for Elementary/Middle Science Education
Learning with Nature (if not taken in the core)
Introduction to Environmental Studies
Weather and Climate
Earth Surface Processes and Landforms
Global Climate Change
Microbes and Society (if not taken in the core)
Navigating Global Nuclear Issues
Stars, Galaxies and the Universe
Total Credits21-24