Oct 21, 2020  
2012-13 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2012-13 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Science Education B.S.Ed. - Major Codes 7420 (7425/7426/7428)


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Core courses in Science


(required of all Science Education majors—any emphasis).

Select one of the following areas of emphasis


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**(Note: A prerequisite for this course is a course in statistics which should be taken as a part of the General Education requirements.)

Students must earn at least a “C” in all science courses and all education courses and must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA in the major, education courses and overall.

Earth/Space Science Emphasis (7428)


Total Hours in Major - 46-49


Other Requirements for Program


 Science Education majors must take the following additional courses. They can be taken as part of the general education requirements.

Professional Education Requirements (Secondary) - 29 hours


In addition to courses in the discipline, all students completing a BA or BS degree in Education degree must meet the following requirements for secondary certification.

  • Be accepted for admission to teacher education, pre-II internship, and full internship according to published course sequence and guidelines.
  • Demonstrate proficiency at the high novice level in a language other than English.
  • Develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, and the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  
  • Complete all courses in the major and Professional Education Core with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5, a GPA of 2.5 for all major courses, and a GPA of 2.5 for all education courses.

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Professional Portfolio

All students pursuing initial teacher certification in secondary science are required to develop a portfolio which documents their accomplishments, learning, and strengths related to the competencies, standards, and outcomes established by the Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, the Oklahoma State Department of Education, and the National Science Teacher Association Standards for Teacher Preparation.

GPA Requirements

Teacher candidates must have at least a “C” in English Composition I, English Composition II, all science courses and all education courses.  In addition, they must maintain an overall GPA of 2.5, a GPA of 2.5 for all science courses, and a GPA of 2.5 for all education courses.

Policies of the College of Science and Health Professions


ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: English proficiency is a graduation requirement. Components I and II of English proficiency should be met with grades of “C” or better prior to the completion of 60 credit hours.
UPPER DIVISION CREDIT: Total hours must include at least 40 hours of credit in courses numbered 3000 and above.
LIBERAL ARTS & SCIENCES: At least 55 semester credit hours are required in the liberal arts and sciences for a BS/BSED degree and 40 credit hours of liberal arts and science courses are required for a specialty degree (BSN).   Liberal Arts and Science courses are designated by a “#” after the course title.

 

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