Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Majors

Science Education (SCE) with a concentration in Middle School Science Education (BDS)

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

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 13.1316 (Track 5 of 5)

College of Education

http://www.coedu.usf.edu/main/departments/seced/seced.html

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.

Concentration Description

This is a joint program with the Departments of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Upper level curriculum is a combination of upper level Education courses as well as upper lever Biology, Chemistry and Physics courses depending on which subject area is chosen.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete an A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university.

If a student wishes to transfer without an A.A. degree and has fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the student must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

Transfer students are also required to comply with the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.

Students should complete the following prerequisite courses at the lower level prior to entering the university. If these courses are not taken at a Florida College System institution, they must be completed before the degree is granted.

Unless stated otherwise, a grade of C- is the minimum acceptable grade in prerequisite courses.

  • 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: 78 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 - 46 Hours

Professional Education Courses (18 hours):

  • 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
  • TSL 4324 ESOL Competencies and Strategies

Concentration Core Courses (46 hours):

  • ESC 3210 Earth and Space Science Fundamentals
  • SCE 4320 Teaching Methods in Middle Grades Science I
  • EDM 3403 Middle-Level Education
  • SCE 3941 Practicum I: Middle School Science Education
  • BSC 3813 Life Science Fundamentals for Teachers
  • SCE 4305 Communication Skills in the Science Classroom
  • SCE 4330 Methods of Secondary Science Education
  • SCE 3942 Practicum II: Middle School Science Education
  • EDM 3620 Teaching the Young Adolescent Learner
  • ISC 3403C Physical Science Fundamentals for Teachers
  • SCE 4941 Internship I: Middle School Science Education
  • EDM 4406 Contemporary Issues in STEM Education (CPST)
  • SCE 4942 Internship II: Middle School Science Education

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