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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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

  • Students must satisfy the Written Communication general studies requirement.
  • 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 (met in licensure sequence by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150)

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


    Required General Studies total credits: 18

Environmental Science Major Core Courses

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

Additional Content Courses Required for Science Licensure

Foundation and Methods Courses for Secondary Education

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.

Summary of Requirements:

Required General Studies Total 18
Environmental Science Major Core Total 46
Additional Content Courses for Secondary Science Licensure Total 18
Foundation and Methods for Secondary Education Total 40
Grand Total 122