The general science teaching major prepares students to teach science at the high school, middle, or junior high levels. It is particularly appropriate for students who want to teach integrated science. It meets the Washington State endorsement competencies for science and one designated science of the student’s choosing: biology, chemistry, Earth science, or physics. Students wishing to apply for this major must demonstrate mathematical competency equivalent to MATH 153. Students must pass the WEST-E in science and their designated science emphasis area to receive endorsements in both. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Preparation Program and complete the Professional Education Program requirements offered through the Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum with the exception of EFC 416 and EFC 350 (44 total credits required). Students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching.