Catalog 2010-2012

Middle/Junior High School Science Teaching

The Middle/Junior High School Science Teaching major requires a minimum of 127 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 127 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

This major is intended for students who wish to teach science at the junior high or middle school level. As a stand-alone major, it fulfills 5-12 General Science and Physical Science endorsements.



  Educational Psychology: 200:152.....3 hours

  Elementary, Early Childhood, and Middle Level Education: 210:150.....3 hours

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

  Biology: 840:051; 840:052; 840:193.....11 hours

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

  Earth Science: 870:010**; 870:021; 870:022; 870:031.....12 hours

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

Electives in science: from biology, chemistry and biochemistry, physics and earth science at the 100-level^ or above.....6 hours

59 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.

*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.

**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.