Bachelor of Arts in Education in Natural Science Education: Middle Level Science

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The Bachelor of Arts in Education with the Natural Science Education option for Middle Level Science is recommended for students seeking to teach science in elementary and middle schools. In this program, you’ll get a strong foundation in education. You’ll also study life science, earth science, physical science, and science teaching methods.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Natural Science Education - Middle Level Science Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

Completion of this major, the General Degree Completion Requirements for Elementary or Secondary Education, satisfies the state requirements for an Elementary or Secondary Education teaching endorsement and a Middle Level Science teaching endorsement.

Students can choose either the Elementary or the Secondary Core to complete the Natural Science Education-Middle Level Science major. 

Prerequisites apply
BIOL 171 requires MATH 141 as a prerequisite with a grade ≥C or concurrent enrollment in MATH 141
CHEM 161 requires a prerequisite of MTHD 104 or MATH 107 or MATH 141
PHYS 115 require a prerequisite of MATH 208 or permission of instructor
PHYS 131 requires a prerequisite of MATH 142 and concurrent enrollment in PHYS 161
BAE students must complete the required Elementary or Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Natural Science Education Courses
Life Science
BIOL 115LIFE SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS5
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
Earth Science
GEOG 204HOT EARTH: PEOPLE AND CLIMATE CHANGE5
or GEOG 314 WEATHER FORECASTING
GEOL 115INVESTIGATING EARTH SCIENCE5
GEOL 1215
Physical Science
CHEM 161GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES5
PHYS 115INVESTIGATING PHYSICAL SCIENCE5
PHYS 121DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY5
PHYS 131INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS I4
PHYS 161MECHANICS LABORATORY1
Additional Requirements
EDUC 417CULTURE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL3
MATH 142PRECALCULUS MATH II5
SCED 390SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS2
SCED 391MIDDLE LEVEL AND EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE METHODS3
Required Senior Capstones–must be taken concurrently
SCED 490ASCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE SEMINAR3
SCED 490BSCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE FIELD APPLICATION2
Total Credits68

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Program Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully earn a BAE in Natural Science Education–Middle Level Science from EWU should be able to do the following:​​

  • apply science and engineering practices in NGSS;
  • appropriately respond to potential safety hazards in different learning environments, e.g., laboratory, classroom, field;
  • explain how cross-cutting ideas bridge disciplinary boundaries, uniting core ideas throughout the fields of science and engineering;
  • explain the disciplinary core ideas of earth and space, life and physical science and guide the learning of others in key principles of each of the science domains outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards;
  • incorporate instructional materials and teaching strategies to a community of diverse students.