BS in Education - General Science 6-12 Major

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component

Area I (Written Composition)6
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/ EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232, EN 233/EN 234)
One Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V
Total Hours41

Professional Education Secondary (Grades 6-12)

Note:  ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School 13
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
SCED 480Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools3
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Curriculum and Teaching I3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching II4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
Total Hours38

ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: General Science

BI 111Principles of Biology4
BI 112Principles of Biology4
BI 305Cell Biology4
BI 306Genetics4
CH 111General Chemistry3
CH 111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 112General Chemistry3
CH 112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory1
CH 311Organic Chemistry4
CH 311LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory1
CS 135Computer Skills for Problem-Solving3
(or higher level CS/CIS course)
ES 131Earth Science/Physical Geology4
ES 132Historical Geology4
MA 125Calculus I4
MA 126Calculus II4
PH 251Technical Physics I5
PH 252Technical Physics II5
PH 343Modern Physics4
One course with accompanying lab from the following:4-5
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
CH 322
& CH 322L
Instrumental Analysis
Applied Physical Chemistry
and Applied Physical Chemistry Laboratory
One course from the following:3-4
Technology and the Environment
Structural Geology
and Structural Geology Lab
One course from the following:3-5
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Descriptive Astronomy
Intermediate Laboratory
Total Hours72-76


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to educator preparation: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Expereince (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.