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Academics

Science Plan I (B.S.E.)

The Department of Chemistry works with the Teacher Education Program to offer a composite science major for secondary level certification. The composite science major requires 44 hours of physical and life science courses and 24 hours within the Department of Teacher Education. The Department 

Mission Statement
The mission of the Bachelor of Science in Education Composite Science degree is to prepare students by teaching science content and skills so that they can teach science classes in grades 7-12 in the State of Texas.

Program Outcomes
1. Graduating seniors will pass the TExES Composite Science Examination.
2. Students will either conduct a research project, complete an internship program, or go on an global study and serve trip.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry and processes as defined by the TExES exam. 
2. Students will demonstrate an understanding of physics as defined by the TExES exam.
3. Students will demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry and processes as defined by the TExES Composite Science exam. 
4. Students will demonstrate an understanding of heredity and evolution as defined by the TExES exam. 
5. Candidates with a major in secondary education will create and synthesize lessons in a comprehensive unit plan. 
6. Candidates with a major in secondary education will demonstrate mastery of the required standards in the TEA clinical teaching domains. 
7. Candidates with a major in a secondary education field will demonstrate competency of the required standards related to pedagogy and professional responsibility as specified by the Texas Education Agency. 

Courses

Science Plan I General Education Requirements

General Education Requirements - 42 hours
English 1301, 1302, and three hours sophomore literature - 9 hours
Fine Arts (three hours from music, theatre, fine arts, arts, or equivalent) - 3 hours
Christian Ministry 1320 and 1330 - 6 hours
History 1301 and 1302 - 6 hours
Political Science 2305 - 3 hours
Science (must be lab science) - 4 hours
Physical Activity - KINE 1238 - 2 hours
Psychology 3331 - 3 hours
Mathematics 1342 - 3 hours
Speech 1311, 1315, or 1318 - 3 hours
 

Science Plan I Requirements

Forty-four (44) semester hours:
BIOL 1406 General Biology I
BIOL 1407 General Biology II
BIOL 4306 Population Ecoloy
BIOL 4403 Genetics
BIOL 4405 General Ecology
CHEM 1311 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 1312 General Chemistry II
CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II Laboratory
GSCI 3303 Secondary Methods in Teaching Science
PHYS 1401 General Physics I
PHYS 1402 General Physics II
PSCI 2302 Astronomy
PSCI 2317 Earth Science

Professional Development for Secondary Education

EDUC 3101 - Integrated Technology in the Classroom
EDUC 3301 - The Professional Teacher and Diverse Learners
EDUC 3302 - Learning and Evaluation Theory
EDUC 3323 - Classroom Management and Effective Teaching Strategies
EDUC 4309 - Secondary Teaching Methods
EDUC 4258 - Field-Based Experiment and Certification Preparation for Secondary Teachers
READ 3318 - Teaching Discipline Literacy in the Content Area

EDUC 4318 - Clinical Teaching in the Secondary School I
EDUC 4320 - Clinical Teaching in the Secondary School II
(EDUC 4318 and EDUC 4320 are taken concurrently)
OR 
EDUC 4616 - Clinical Teaching in the Secondary School

Semester by Semester Plans

Catalog Year 2021-2022
Catalog Year 2020-2021
Catalog Year 2019-2020
Catalog Year 2018-2019
Catalog Year 2016-2017
Catalog Year 2015-2016
Catalog Year 2014-2015

Course Rotations

Four Year Course Rotations