This major satisfies the criteria for an endorsement in earth and space science and qualifies students to teach Earth and space science at the high school, middle, or junior high school levels. Students should seriously consider working toward endorsement in a second area, such as biology, chemistry, general science, middle-level science, middle-level mathematics, physics, or mathematics. Students taking this major are required to apply to the Teacher Certification 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. Students must pass the WEST-E exam for Earth and space science to receive an Earth and space science endorsement.
(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single foreign language.)