If you’re planning on teaching, the Natural Science Elementary Minor should be taken with an education major. In this program, you’ll study biology, earth science, and physical science, including chemistry and astronomy.
Natural Science Elementary Minor
This minor does not fulfill the state middle-level science endorsement.
The Natural Science minor is recommended for those students seeking K–8 certification who are particularly interested in teaching science at the K–5 level. The coursework in this minor provides a foundation of scientific principles required to teach the Next Generation Science Standards for grades K–5. See School of Education for prerequisites, core requirements and additional PLOs.
Note: required courses in the following program of study may have prerequisites.
|BIOL 115||LIFE SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS||5|
|GEOS 115||EARTH SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS||5|
|PHYS 115||INVESTIGATING PHYSICAL SCIENCE||5|
|Electives–choose one course from each area listed below|
|Note: other courses can be approved by a Natural Science Advisor.|
|INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGY|
|THE EARTH'S CLIMATE AND WEATHER|
|INTRODUCTION TO OCEANOGRAPHY|
|CHEMISTRY AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIETY|
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY FOR THE HEALTH SCIENCES
|PHYSICAL SCIENCE I|