Bachelor of Science – Education – Field Endorsement in Science (Grades 7-12)

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Students must complete the following program in addition to the Professional Education and Essential Studies requirements. It is strongly recommended that students pursuing this endorsement complete

  • MATH 138 APPLIED CALCULUS to fulfill the Essential Studies SLO #4 requirement and
  • GEOS 437 WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES to fulfill the Essential Studies SLO #9 requirement.

Spanish language classes are highly encouraged. To obtain a departmental recommendation, the student must complete a minimum of 9 credit hours from Chadron State College in BIOL, CHEM, GEOS, or PHYS.

Students choosing the Science Field Teaching Endorsement opt for a concentration in one of three areas:

  • Biology,
  • Chemistry, or
  • Earth and Space Science (below).

A final grade of “C” or better must be attained in all endorsement area courses.

Essential Studies
Professional Education Requirements
Core Requirements
BIOL 138
138L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: BOTANY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 139
139L
GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY
and GENERAL BIOLOGY: ZOOLOGY LABORATORY
4
CHEM 131
131L
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I
and COLLEGE CHEMISTRY I LAB
4
CHEM 132
132L
COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II
and COLLEGE CHEMISTRY II LAB
4
GEOS 231
231L
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
and PHYSICAL GEOLOGY LAB
4
GEOS 234
234L
EARTH SYSTEM HISTORY
and EARTH SYSTEM HISTORY LAB
4
PHYS 151
151L
COLLEGE PHYSICS I
and COLLEGE PHYSICS I LAB
4
PHYS 152
152L
COLLEGE PHYSICS II
and COLLEGE PHYS II LAB
4
CHEM/GEOS 310CAPSTONE I: RESEARCH SEMINAR1
CHEM/GEOS/PHYS 320SUPERVISED STUDY IN LAB AND FIELD METHODS1-2
CHEM/GEOS 401CAPSTONE II: SENIOR RESEARCH1
CHEM/GEOS 410CAPSTONE III: SEN RES/THESIS1
Select one of the following concentrations:15-18
Total Credits51-55

Biology

Core Requirements36
BIOL 220
220L
COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
and COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 241
241L
MICROBIOLOGY
and MICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY
4
BIOL 332
332L
GENETICS
and GENETICS LABORATORY
4
BIOL 336
336L
GENERAL ECOLOGY
and GENERAL ECOLOGY LAB
3
Total Credits51

Chemistry

Core Requirements36
CHEM 231
231L
SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
and SURVEY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB
4
CHEM 335
335L
BIOCHEMISTRY
and Biochemistry Lab
4
CHEM 341
341L
QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS
and QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS LAB
4
CHEM 433ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY3
Total Credits51

Earth and Space Science

Core Requirements36
GEOS 233
233L
ASTRONOMY
and ASTRONOMY LABORATORY
3
GEOS 334METEOROLOGY3
GEOS 431GEOLOGY OF WATER RESOURCES3
GEOS 434INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY3
GEOS 439
439L
SEDIMENTOLOGY & STRATIGRAPHY
and SEDIMENTOLOGY & STRATIGRAPHY L
4
Total Credits52

Prior to selecting this major, contact the certification officer at Chadron State College. The office is located in the Education Department of the Old Administration Building room 117 or by calling 308-432-6032.