Apr 24, 2024  
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2015-16 NSU Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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


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General Education Requirements


A minimum of 49 hours of academic work in general education is required during the freshman and sophomore years.  For students transferring with the Associate of Arts degree or Associate of Science degree from a public institution in Oklahoma, all general education requirements will be satisfied with respect to degree requirements.  However, some majors may require other specific general education courses as program prerequisites or program requirements.  Students should consult advisors and the program’s plan of study for further information.  Students are required to complete general education requirements by the time they have completed 90 semester hours of college work.  See General Education Requirements  for more information.

Science Education General Education Requirements


Students seeking Bachelor of Science Education degree, regardless of emphasis, are encouraged to select these courses while completing General Education requirements.

Science Education Core 21 hours


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

Select one of the following areas of emphasis


Note


**(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) 25 hours


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


Teacher Education Admission and Certification Policies


 In addition to courses in the discipline, all students completing a BA or BS degree in Education degree must meet the following requirements for 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.
  • Students entering NSU beginning Fall 2013 must have an overall GPA of 2.75 for admission to teacher education.
  • Once admitted to the teacher education program, all majors must continue to maintain a GPA of 2.5 (overall, in their major field of study, and professional education core) through completion with the exception that Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Educaton majors must maintain a GPA of 2.75 (overall, in their major field of study, and professional education) through completion.
  • 4 X 12 requirement - Early Childhood, Elementary Education, and Special Education programs require completion of 12 semester hours with a grade of “C” or better in the following disciplines: Communication Arts (ENGL, COMM, Literature), Math, Science, and Social Science (ECON, GEOG, HIST, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology) prior to graduation.

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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