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Sample Program of Study - Science Education (7-12)

Students must complete the listed coursework below in addition to meeting the general education requirements.

Completion of a total of 52 hours of biology, chemistry, earth science, natural science and physics to include:

  • A minimum of 20 hours in one area
  • A minimum of 10 hours in three other areas. At least 24 credits must be numbered 300 or above. Natural Science students must complete MAT 130 Pre-Calculus (5) to satisfy their math requirements. Students may need to take summer classes to complete the requirements for the endorsement.

*Identifies core courses

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

FRESHMAN - 1st semester

BIO 110 Biology Concepts

4

CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

CNA 100 Principles of Communication

3

MAT 130 Pre-Calculus

5

Start completing initial benchmarks during EDU 150.

 

FRESHMAN - 2nd semester

*BIO 200 Zoology

4

*CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

*EAS 120 Intro to Geology

4

EDU 150 Professional Education in a Diverse Society

3

Electives

3

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the CORE exam before completion of freshman year.

 

SOPHOMORE - 1st semester

BIO 320 Molecular Genetics

4

*EAS 110 Intro to Meteorology

4

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 Intro to PK-12 Instruction

3

PHY 201 General Physics I

3

PHY 321 Physics I Lab

1

 

SOPHOMORE - 2nd semester

BIO 210 Experimental Plant Science

4

CHE 208 Intro to Organic Chemistry

4

ENG 102 Composition Skills

3

*PHY 202 General Physics II

3

*PHY 322 Physics II Lab

1

SPD 302 Inclusive Practices for the General and Special Educator

3

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Teacher Education Candidacy required before taking any 300/400 EDU/SPD level courses.

 

JUNIOR - 1st semester

BIO 325 Ecology

4

CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry

4

*BIO 393 Laboratory Techniques or CHE 393 Laboratory Techniques or PHY 393 Laboratory Techniques

1

SPD 436 Social Emotional Develop.and Behavior Intervent

3

PHY 336 Classical Mechanics or PHY 356 Electricity and Magnetism

3

Elective

3

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

BIO 425 Evolution or BIO elective

3

EAS 320 Rocks and Minerals or EAS 410 Historical Geology

3

EDU 310 Reading, Writing, and Assessment in the Content Area

2

PHY 457 Modern Physics

3

PHY 356 Electricity and Magnetism or PHY 336 Classical Mechanics or elective

4-7

 

SENIOR - 1st semester

EDU 409 Content Area (Science) Methods and Assessment

3

EDU 414 Content Area Clinical Experience

1

EAS 401 Astronomy or EAS elective

4

Electives

4

 

SENIOR - 2nd semester

BIO, CHE, PHY, EAS electives to complete program

4-8

Gen Ed Electives to complete program

4

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice

 

9th semester

EDU 456 Student Teaching and Seminar for Secondary School

12

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement.For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education.