Requirements for a Math and Science Education Degree

Select math and one science area of study
Mathematics - 24 semester hours

  • 4 MATH 123 Calculus I
  • 4 MATH 125 Calculus II
  • 4 MATH 225 Calculus III
  • 3 MATH 361 Modern Geometry
  • 3 MATH 481 Probability & Statistics
  • 6 take two courses from the following:
    MATH 315 Linear Algebra
    MATH 413 Abstract Algebra I
    MATH 425 Real Analysis

Methods - 5 semester hours

  • 2 SEED 413 7-12 Science Methods
  • 3 SEED 418 7-12 Math Methods

Biology - 23 semester hours


  • 4 BIOL 151 General Biology I & 151L Lab
  • 4 BIOL 153 General Biology II & 153L Lab
  • 4 BIOL 311 Principles of Ecoloyg & 311L Lab
  • 4 BIOL 331 Microbiology & 331L Lab
  • 4 BIOL 371 Genetics & 371L Lab
  • 3 BIOL Elective

Chemistry - 20 semester hours

  • 4 CHEM 112 General Chemistry I & 112L Lab
  • 4 CHEM 114 General Chemistry II & 114L Lab
  • 4 CHEM 326 Organic Chemistry I & 326L Lab
  • 4 CHEM 328 Organic Chemistry II & 328L Lab
  • 4 CHEM 332 Analytical Chemistry & 332L Lab

Physics - 19 semester hours

  • 3 PHYS 185 Introduction to Astronomy & 185L Lab
  • 5 PHYS 211 University Physics I & 211L Lab
  • 5 PHYS 213 University Physics II & 213L Lab
  • 3 PHYS 331 Introduction to Modern Physics
  • 3 PHYS 471 Quantum Mechanics

Earth Science - 20 semester hours

  • 4 GEOL 201 Physical Geology & 201L Lab
  • 4 GEOL 203 Historical Geology & 203L Lab
  • 3 GEOL 321 Coservation of Natural Resources
  • 6 Take two courses from the following five courses:
    GEOL 340 Mineralogy/Petrology
    GEOL 350 Environmental Geology
    GEOL 360 Environmental Geochemistry
    GEOL 370 Hydrogeology
    SCI 388 GPS

Pre-Professional Teaching Core - 21 semester hours

  • EDFN 338 - Foundations of American Education
  • EDFN 295 - Practicum
  • EDFN 475 - Human Relations
  • EPSY 302 - Educational Psychology
  • INED 411 - South Dakota Indian Studies
  • PSYC 101 - General Psychology
  • SPED 405 - Educating Secondary Students with Disabilities
     

Professional Secondary Ed Teaching Core - 24 semester hours

  • 3 EDFN 365 Computer-Based Technology & Learning
  • 2 MLED 480 Middle Level Methods
  • 3 SEED 408 Plan, Manage, and Assess the Diverse K-8 Classroom
  • 3 SEED 450 7-12 Reading and Content Literacy
  • 1 SEED 495 Practicum: Pre-Student Teaching
  • 3 EDFN 475 Human Relations
  • 9 SEED 488 7-12 Student Teaching

Gen Ed Requirements - 29 semester hours

  • ENGL 101 - Composition I
  • ENGL 201 - Composition II
  • SPCM 101 - Fundamentals of Speech
  • or
  • SPCM 215 - Public Speaking
  • or
  • SPCM 222 - Argumentation and Debate
  • WEL 100 - Wellness for Life
  • WEL 100L - Wellness Lab
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Notes

* Global Requirement: depending on your selection, this requirement will satisfy 3 hours of either Social Science or Arts & Humanities requirements. Take 1 course from AIS/HIST 257, ANTH 210, ARTH 211/212/251, ENGL 211/212, GEOG 210, HIST 121/122/153, HUM 100, MCOM 151, POLS 141/250

A minor is NOT required with this major but electives are required to total 120 hours. Students are encouraged to pursue a minor, but to be certified to teach, a content praxis exam must be passed in both the major & minor areas of study.
 

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