Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Composite Teaching - Secondary Education Licensure

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Science Composite Teaching degree has six basic components:

  1. General Education and Institutional Requirements (some may be included in program requirements)
  2. Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Requirements
  3. Physical Science Core Requirements
  4. Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Admission and Professional Requirements
  5. Electives (if applicable): college-level courses from any prefix to meet Graduation Requirements

DSU General Education & Institutional Requirements

All DSU General Education and Institutional requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to DSU’s minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

Institutional Requirement in Computer Literacy
Computer Literacy Course(s)0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English GE Courses3-7
Information Literacy GE Course0-1
Mathematics GE course3-5
American Institutions GE course(s)3-6
Life Sciences GE course(s)3-10
Physical Sciences GE course(s)3-5
Laboratory Science GE course0-1
Fine Arts GE course3
Literature/Humanities GE course3
Social & Behavioral Sciences GE course3
Exploration GE course3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Requirements
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
POLS 1100American Government3
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
FCS 1500Human Development Lifespan3
PSY 1010General Psychology3
PSY 1100Human Development Through Lifespan3
Complete the following program prerequisite courses:
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
Physical Science Core Requirements
Complete the following Chemistry requirements:
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
   and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
Complete one of the following:
CHEM 2310
  & CHEM 2315
Organic Chemistry I
   and Organic Chemistry I Lab
4-5
or CHEM 3000 Quantitative Chemical Analysis
CHEM 2315Organic Chemistry I Lab1
Complete the following Geology requirements:
GEO 1110Physical Geology3
GEO 1115Physical Geology Lab1
GEO 1220Historical Geology3
GEO 1225Historical Geology Lab1
GEO 3060Environmental Geology3
Complete the following Physics requirements:
PHYS 1040Elementary Astronomy3
PHYS 1045Elementary Astronomy Lab1
PHYS 2210Physics/Scientists Engineers I4
PHYS 2215Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab1
PHYS 2220Physics/Scientists EngineersII4
PHYS 2225Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab1
PHYS 3710Intermediate Modern Physics3
Complete the following Math/Science support courses:
BIOL 1610Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 1615Principles of Biology I Lab1
MATH 1210Calculus I5
MATH 1220Calculus II4
SCI 2600Lab Safety for Teachers1
SCI 3570Foundation of Science Education3
SCI 4800RIndependent Research1-3
Complete one of the following:
CHEM 3510Biochemistry I3
PHYS 3400Classical Mechanics3

NOTE:

Students who complete BIOL 3040 General Ecology and BIOL 3045 General Ecology Lab will also meet the requirements for an Earth Science endorsement.

Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Admission

To be admitted to the SET Licensure Program and enroll in professional courses:

  • USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"

and students must pass the appropriate PRAXIS II content area subject test(s). In addition, one of the following must be completed:

  • Students with BA/BS degrees in progress must have completed at least 95% of major coursework and have approval of major academic content area department advisor
  • Students with completed BA/BS or higher degrees must have their transcripts reviewed by content area department advisor
Secondary Education Teaching (SET) Licensure Program Professional Requirements
Complete the following:
Semester I
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
Complete the following:
SCI 4700Secondary Science Teaching Methods3
Semester II
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 122 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at DSU for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative university GPA 3.0 or higher.
  5. USOE R277-504-3 A(3) “requires candidates to maintain a cumulative university GPA of 3.0, and receive a C or better in all education related courses and major required content courses"
  6. 3.0 GPA in program prerequisite and professional courses.

Graduation Plan 

1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
  & CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I5
ENGL 1010Introduction to Writing3
LIB 1010Information Literacy1
MATH 1210Calculus I5
SCI 1001FYE: Science/Pre-Professional1
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
CHEM 1220
  & CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II5
ENGL 2010Interm Writing Selected Topics:3
MATH 1220Calculus II4
SCI 2600Lab Safety for Teachers1
General Education (American Institutions)13
 Term Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I5
GEO 1110
  & GEO 1115
Physical Geology4
PHYS 1040
  & PHYS 1045
Elementary Astronomy4
PHYS 2210
  & PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I5
 Term Hours18
Spring Semester
CIS 1201Computer Literacy Exam0
GEO 1220
  & GEO 1225
Historical Geology4
PHYS 2220
  & PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII5
General Education (Fine Arts)3
General Education (Humanities/Literature [GLOCUP])3
 Term Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
EDUC 1010Foundations/Intro to Education3
EDUC 2500Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms3
GEO 3060Environmental Geology3
PHYS 3400
or CHEM 3510
Classical Mechanics
Biochemistry I
3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences)3
 Term Hours15
Spring Semester
EDUC 3110Educational Psychology3
EDUC 2010Intro to Exceptional Learners3
EDUC 2400Foundations Multicultural/ESL3
PHYS 3710Intermediate Modern Physics3
SCI 3570Foundation of Science Education3
 Term Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3000Quantitative Chemical Analysis4
SCED 3720Reading Writing Content Areas3
SCED 4100Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
SCED 4600Classroom Management3
SCI 4700Secondary Science Teaching Methods3
SCI 4800RIndependent Research1
 Term Hours17
Spring Semester
SCED 4900Secondary Student Teaching10
SCED 4989Student Teaching Seminar2
 Term Hours12
Total Hour: 123