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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Environmental Science Major, B.S., with Secondary Science Teacher Licensure Concentration

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Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado Secondary Science teacher licensure with a major in Environmental Science must earn a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. The interdisciplinary requirements for the Environmental Science major with a concentration in Secondary Science is designed to ensure that the Environmental Science education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the Science content area examination. The core curriculum provides a firm foundation in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado Academic Standards in Science are also strongly emphasized within the curriculum. Science Licensure candidates must declare their major with the appropriate concentration in Secondary Science Licensure.  

Required General Studies Courses

  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 3
  • General Studies Quantitative Literacy (met by MTH 1210 in the additional courses required for licensure)
  • General Studies Historical (3 credits)*
  • General Studies Arts and Humanities (6 credits)*
  • General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences (met by additional science content area courses)
  • General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences I and II (met in licensure sequence by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150)

    General Studies Total: 18

  • *Included in General Studies courses, students must select one that satisfies the Global Diversity requirement.

Environmental Science Major Core Courses

Below are major requirements for the Environmental Science Major with Teacher Licensure. 

Additional Content Courses Required for Science Licensure

Secondary Education Foundation and Methods Courses

All the courses in this area are required for Secondary Science Licensure. Some course pairs must be taken together; please see an advisor in the School of Education for more detail on recommended sequence. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. You should complete your General Studies and at least half of your major and additional content area courses before beginning Teacher Education courses.

Environmental Science Major B.S. with Secondary Science Licensure Concentration Grand Total: 119*

*Students must have 120 credits to graduate with a bachelor's degree. 

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