Earth Science/Teaching, Minor
The teaching minor in earth science must be coupled with a secondary teaching degree in another discipline to teach earth science at the secondary level. Students enrolled in a teaching program other than science who desire teaching certification in earth science will be required to complete ESE 561 Teaching Science in Secondary School and student teach in earth science. Please note that the earth science minor GPA must be 2.75 or greater to seek certification in earth science. The minor certification cannot be recommended until the secondary teaching program is completed and a recommendation for certification has been processed. Appropriate PRAXIS exams must be completed for each area of certification being recommended.
Students must register for and take the PRAXIS exam which correlates to their degree program, per College of Education requirements. Refer to Degree Works for exam details. The PRAXIS exam must be taken prior to student teaching.
A student may minor in earth science (teaching) by completing a minimum of 21 semester hours as follows:
|GLY 104||The Ocean World||3|
|GLY 103||Earth Science for Middle Grades Teachers||3|
|or GLY 108||Earthquakes and Volcanoes|
|GLY 109||Great Moments in Earth History||3|
|AST 135||Introductory Astronomy||3|
|Choose from two of the following:||6-8|
|Evolution of the Earth|
Approved electives from astronomy or geography