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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Science Teaching Major, BS

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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 middle-level or integrated science. It meets the Washington State endorsement competencies for science and one designated science of the student’s choosing: biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, or middle-level science. 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 complete the Professional Education Program (PEP) offered through the educational foundations and curriculum department with the exception of EFC 416 and EFC 350. Students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and dispositions proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching.

Science Core

Total Core Credits: 74-75

Designated Science Endorsement Area (pick one of the areas below)

Total Biology Credits: 21

Total Chemistry Credits: 20

Total Earth Science Credits: 20

Total Physics Credits: 24

Total Middle-level Science Credits: 19

Total Credits: 93-99

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