Earth Sciences Teaching Major (B.A.)

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The bachelor of arts in Earth sciences teaching program is offered by the Department of Earth Sciences in coordination with the Department of Education. The program is specifically designed to prepare students to teach Earth sciences in secondary school. With careful planning, upon graduation from this program, qualified students are prepared to complete a M.A.T./M.Ed. degree in education with an additional year of graduate study, which includes a year-long internship (EDUC 900A Internship and Seminar in Teaching/EDUC 901A Internship and Seminar in Teaching). After completing this typically five-year program, students receive full teacher certification for New Hampshire, which is recognized in many other states.

General Science Certification

Students majoring in animal sciences, biochemistry, biology, Earth sciences, environmental conservation studies, environmental sciences, forestry, microbiology, plant biology, wildlife management, or zoology may seek certification to teach science at the middle, junior, or high school level.

For further information, contact the coordinator of teacher education in the Department of Education.

Satisfy the Discovery Program Requirements
Satisfy the bachelor of arts degree requirements
ESCI 401Dynamic Earth4
or ESCI 409 Geology and the Environment
ESCI 402Earth History4
ESCI 501Introduction to Oceanography4
GEOG 473Elements of Weather4
CHEM 403
CHEM 404
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II 1
PHYS 406Introduction to Modern Astronomy4
Select one of the following:8
Introduction to Physics I
and Introduction to Physics II
General Physics I
and General Physics II
Complete 12 approved elective credits from intermediate and/or advanced Earth sciences courses.12
Math Requirements
MATH 425Calculus I4
MATH 426Calculus II4
Teacher Education Requirements
Satisfy the secondary-school teacher education program.
Total Credits56

Or CHEM 405 Chemical Principles for Engineers if applicable