Catalog 2010-2012

All Science Teaching (Extended Program)

The All Science Teaching major requires a minimum of 140 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx), the Professional Education Requirements (page xxx), and the following specified major requirements to complete the minimum of 140 hours. Because of the number of courses required for this major and course sequencing, it cannot be completed in eight semesters of normal work. It will require a longer time or additional work during summers. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This major is intended for students who wish to teach at the secondary level in all areas of science (biology, chemistry and biochemistry, earth science, and physics). The program will lead to Iowa Department of Education endorsement in biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, physical sciences, and general science.



  Science and Science Education: 820:190; 820:193; 820:196.....8 hours

  Biology: 840:051; 840:052; 840:100; 840:140; 840:193.....18 hours

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:044; 860:048*.....8 hours

  Earth Science: 870:031; 870:035.....8 hours

  Physics: 880:054; 880:056**.....8 hours

Electives from the following:

  Chemistry and Biochemistry: 860:063 or 860:120 plus one 100-level^ course.....7 hours

  Earth Science: 870:010***, 870:021, 870:022.....8 hours

  Physics: (any 100-level^).....7 hours

72 hours


For completion of this major the grade point average in each of the four science disciplines must be a minimum of 2.00, with a 2.50 GPA in the major as a whole.

Elective courses must be ones that count toward the major in the discipline or be approved for this use by the department offering the course.

*Students with excellent preparation in chemistry may substitute 860:070 plus 3 hours of additional credit hours in chemistry electives for 860:044 and 860:048.

**Students with excellent preparation in physics and calculus may substitute 880:130 and 880:131 for 880:054 and 880:056.

*** 870:010 must be taken for four semester hours of credit.

See page xxx for 4-digit numbers associated with these 100-level courses.



1. Students with sufficient high school preparation may be allowed to omit some introductory courses and substitute other courses from the same department.

2. The mathematics prerequisite for one or more of the above courses is a working knowledge of algebra and trigonometry or 800:046.