Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Science Education (SCE) with a concentration in Biology Education (BSB)

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (B.A. or B.S.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 13.1316 (Track 1 of 5)

College of Education


Major Description

Science Education explores educational foundations and methods to prepare educators in middle and secondary schools. It also explores the theory and practice of teaching science education. The objective is to prepare reflective and caring educators. Prepares students for a career in middle and high schools.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

These prerequisites must be met by transfer students as well as USF students. A grade of "C-" is the minimum acceptable grade.

  • EDF X005 Introduction to the Teaching Profession (3)
  • EDF X085* Teaching Diversity for Educators (3)
  • EME X040 Introduction to Technology for Educators (3)

Other state mandated program prerequisites:

  • For Biology Teacher Education
    • Biology I and II with Labs:
      • BSC X010/X010L and BSC X011/X011L or BSC X010C and BSC X011C (8)
    • Chemistry with Lab or Physics with Lab: 
      • CHM X045/X045L or PHY X048/X048L or PHY X053/X053L or CHM X045C or PHY X048C or CHM X046/X046L or PHY X049/X049L or PHY X054/X054L or CHM X046C or PHY X049C (8)
    • Calculus I:
      • MAC X311 Calculus I or MAC X241 (4)

    For Chemistry Teacher Education
    • Chemistry with Lab:
      • CHM X045/X045L and CHM X046/X046L(8)
    • Physics with Lab:
      • PHY X048/X048L and PHY X049/X049L or PHY X053/X053L and PHY X054/X054L or PHY X048C and PHY X049C or PHY X053C and PHY X054C (8)
    • Calculus I:
      • MAC X311 Calculus I (4)

    For Physics Teacher Education
    • Physics with Lab:
      • PHY X048/X048L and PHY X049/X049L or PHY X048C and PHY X049C (8)
    • Chemistry with Lab:
      • CHM X045/X045L and CHM X046/X046L or CHM X045C and CHM X046C (8)
    • Calculus:
      • MAC X311, MAC X312, MAC X313 (4)

*In addition to EDF X085, a minimum of 6 semester hours with an international or diversity focus is required.

Eligible courses will be determined by the community college or university where the student is currently earning the Associate in Arts or baccalaureate degree. Foreign language courses may be used to meet this requirement.

Total Major Hours: 81 Hours

Major Core Courses - 32 Hours

Professional Education Core for all Science Education Concentrations

  • EDF 3214 Human Development and Learning
  • EDF 3604 Schools and Society (WRIN)
  • EDF 4430 Measurement for Teachers
  • EEX 4070 Integrating Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom
  • ESE 4322 Classroom Management for Diverse Schools and Society
  • SCE 4936 Senior Seminar in Science Education (CPST)
  • SCE 4940 Internship: Science Education
  • SCE 4945 Practicum in Secondary Science Education
  • TSL 4324 ESOL Competencies and Strategies

Concentration Core Courses - 49 Hours



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