Teacher Certification in Science Secondary Level

Students pursuing teacher certification in the sciences must meet all guidelines for the Educator Preparation Program and the state of Texas (see catalog for College of Education) including assessment, field hours, and grade point requirements.

The following is the recommended sequence for educator preparation courses. Failure to take EDUC 3315 in the sophomore year may result in a delay of student teaching.

Sophomore Spring Semester
EDUC 3315 Students and Learning 3

Junior Year (either semester)
EDUC 4324 Classroom Management 3
EDUC 4328 Curriculum Design I 3
READ 4326 Disciplinary Literacy 3

Senior Fall Semester
EDUC 4385 Educational Internship 3

Senior Spring Semester
EDUC 4250 Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDUC 4501 Student Teaching I 5
EDUC 4502 Student Teaching II 5

 

 

Degree Requirements

Academic Core

includes Bachelor of Science Academic Core plus EDUC 2311; certain core requirements must be fulfilled by specific courses; see degree plan for details.

Students may also select the Bachelor of Science Global Emphasis Foreign Language by taking an additional eight hours in Foreign Language or a Bachelor of Science Global Emphasis Study Abroad by taking an additional three hours in a Study Abroad component.

GEOL 1402, and PHYS 2411 satisfy the laboratory sciences block in the core curriculum.   

B.S. Teacher Certification in Science Secondary Level Required Courses – 38 hours

12 hours (6 upper level ) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

This option is available for certification only.

BIOL 1350Biology for Science Majors I

3

BIOL 1150Biology for Science Majors I Lab

1

BIOL 1360Biology for Science Majors II

3

BIOL 1160Biology for Science Majors II Lab

1

BIOL 2170Research Methods

1

BIOL 2171Research Methods Lab

1

BIOL 3310Genetics

3

BIOL 3110Genetics Lab

1

BIOL 4090Senior Evaluation

0

BIOL 4194Capstone Writing

1

BIOL 4295Capstone Seminar

2

BIOL 4370Applied Ecology

3

BIOL 4170Applied Ecology Lab

1

Physiology Elective 3-4

3-4

BIOL
Upper-level Elective

4

BIOL
Any BIOL with Lab

4

BIOL Electives 5-6

5-6

No grade lower than a "C" will count toward fulfillment of Biology major requirements.

BIOL 1090: Freshmen only

Required Support Courses for the Major:

CHEM 1410General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1420General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 3410Organic Chemistry I

4

GEOL 1401Physical Geology

4

MATH 1306College Algebra

3

MATH 2303Statistics

3

Additional Requirements for Certification

This Science secondary certification requires a minor in Chemistry. In addition, students will need to fulfill general requirements for the B.S. degree and the certification requirements of the College of Education.  This option is available for certification only.

Chemistry Minor Required Courses - 24 semester hours:

If the student chooses the minor in Chemistry, the requirements are:
CHEM 1410General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 1420General Chemistry II

4

CHEM 3001Lab Assistantship

0

CHEM 3400Quantitative Analysis

4

CHEM 3410Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 3420Organic Chemistry II

4

CHEM 4191Seminar

1

CHEM 4300Safety in the Academic Laboratory

3

See the Chemistry department listing for the Science Secondary Level Chemistry major, Biology minor option.