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 Program Requirements
  3. Physical Science Core Requirements
  4. Secondary Education 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 Literacy0-6
General Education Core Requirements
English3-7
Information Literacy0-1
Mathematics3-5
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences 3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Laboratory Science0-1
Fine Arts3
Literature/Humanities3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5
Two (2) Global & Cultural Perspectives Courses0-6
Secondary Education Program Requirements
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
HIST 1700American Civilization3
or POLS 1100 American Government
Complete one of the following through General Education or elective credit:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan3
or PSY 1010 General Psychology
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan
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
Complete the following Geology requirements:
GEO 1110
GEO 1115
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
4
GEO 1220
GEO 1225
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
4
GEO 3060Environmental Geology3
Complete the following Physics requirements:
PHYS 1040
PHYS 1045
Elementary Astronomy
and Elementary Astronomy Lab
4
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
PHYS 3710Intermediate Modern Physics3
Complete the following Math/Science support courses:
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
MATH 1210Calculus I4
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
or PHYS 3400 Classical Mechanics

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 Program Admission

To be admitted to the Secondary Education 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 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 

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
CHEM 1210
CHEM 1215
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Lab
5
ENGL 1010 Introduction to Writing 3
LIB 1010 Information Literacy 1
MATH 1210 Calculus I 4
SCI 1001 FYE: Science/Pre-Professional 1
 Hours14
Spring Semester
SCI 2600 Lab Safety for Teachers 1
CHEM 1220
CHEM 1225
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II Lab
5
ENGL 2010 Interm Writing Selected Topics: 3
MATH 1220 Calculus II 4
General Education (American Institutions) 1 3
 Hours16
2nd Year
Fall Semester
BIOL 1610
BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Lab
5
GEO 1110
GEO 1115
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab
4
PHYS 1040
PHYS 1045
Elementary Astronomy
and Elementary Astronomy Lab
4
PHYS 2210
PHYS 2215
Physics/Scientists Engineers I
and Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
5
 Hours18
Spring Semester
GEO 1220
GEO 1225
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
4
PHYS 2220
PHYS 2225
Physics/Scientists EngineersII
and Physics/Scientists Engineers II Lab
5
CIS 1201 Computer Literacy Exam 0
General Education (Fine Arts) 3
General Education (Literature/Humanities/GLOCUP) 3
 Hours15
3rd Year
Fall Semester
GEO 3060 Environmental Geology 3
PHYS 3400
Classical Mechanics
or Biochemistry I
3
EDUC 1010 Foundations/Intro to Education 3
EDUC 2500 Instructional Technology in K-12 Classrooms 3
General Education (Social & Behavioral Sciences) 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
PHYS 3710 Intermediate Modern Physics 3
SCI 3570 Foundation of Science Education 3
EDUC 2010 Intro to Exceptional Learners 3
EDUC 2400 Foundations Multicultural/ESL (GLOCUP) 3
EDUC 3110 Educational Psychology 3
 Hours15
4th Year
Fall Semester
CHEM 3000 Quantitative Chemical Analysis 4
SCI 4700 Secondary Science Teaching Methods 3
SCI 4800R Independent Research 1
SCED 3720 Reading Writing Content Areas 3
SCED 4100 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
SCED 4600 Classroom Management 3
 Hours17
Spring Semester
SCED 4900 Secondary Student Teaching 10
SCED 4989 Student Teaching Seminar 2
 Hours12
 Total Hours122