Secondary Education: Earth and Space Teaching Option

Effective May 2017

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 030: Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 140: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Notes for: MATH 140 (GQ)

MATH 140 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
BIOL 110: Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity Notes for: BIOL 110 (GN)

BIOL 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
PSYCH 100: PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110: Chemical PrinciplesNotes for: CHEM 110 (GN)

CHEM 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111: Experimental ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 111 (GN)

CHEM 111 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141 (GQ)

MATH 141 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CAS 100A: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100A (GWS)

CAS 100A (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
Health and Physical Activity

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

1.5
Earth 100: Environmental Earth ScienceNotes for: Earth 100 (GN)

Earth 100 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Earth 101: Natural Disasters: Hollywood vs. Reality Notes for: Earth 101 (GN)

Earth 101 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Earth 103: Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and It's Impacts Over the Next CenturyNotes for: Earth 103 (GN)

Earth 103 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Earth 105: Environments of Africa: Geology and Climate HistoryNotes for: Earth 105 (GN)

Earth 105 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
EDPSY 014: Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 014

EDPSY 014

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 112: Chemical Principles IINotes for: CHEM 112 (GN)

CHEM 112 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 113: Experimental Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 113 (GN)

CHEM 113 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
C I 295:Introductory Field Experience for Teacher PreparationNotes for: C I 295

C I 295

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
GEOSC 001: Physical GeologyNotes for: GEOSC 001 (GN)

GEOSC 001 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOSC 020: Planet EarthNotes for: GEOSC 020 (GN)

GEOSC 020 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOSC 071: Physical Geology for EngineersNotes for: GEOSC 071 (GN)

GEOSC 071 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Literature SelectionNotes for: Literature Selection (GH)

Literature Selection (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical ActivityNotes for: Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
EDTHP 400 Level SelectionNotes for: EDTHP 400 Level Selection

EDTHP 400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or EDTHP 115: Education in American SocietyNotes for: EDTHP 115

EDTHP 115

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PHYS 250: Introductory Physics I Notes for: PHYS 250 (GN)

PHYS 250 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 211: General Physics: MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211 (GN)

PHYS 211 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Arts SelectionNotes for: Arts Selection (GA)

Arts Selection (GA)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
METEO 003: Introductory MeteorologyNotes for: METEO 003 (GN)

METEO 003 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or METEO 201: Introduction to Weather AnalysisNotes for: METEO 201

METEO 201

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or METEO 300: Fundamentals of Atmospheric ScienceNotes for: METEO 300 (GN)

METEO 300 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
C I 280: Introduction to Teaching English to English Language LearnersNotes for: C I 280

C I 280

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PHYS 251:Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251 (GN)

PHYS 251 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 212: General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism Notes for: PHYS 212 (GN)

PHYS 212 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PHYS 213: General Physics: Fluids and Thermal PhysicsNotes for: PHYS 213 (GN)

PHYS 213 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2-4
ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A

ENGL 202A

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 202B: Effective Writing: Writing in the HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B

ENGL 202B

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
GEOSC 040: The Sea Around Us Notes for: GEOSC 040 (GN)

GEOSC 040 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOSC 440: Marine Geology Notes for: GEOSC 440

GEOSC 440

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 435: Ecology of Lakes and StreamsNotes for: BIOL 435

BIOL 435

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or BIOL 482: Coastal Biology Notes for: BIOL 482

BIOL 482

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
2-4
ASTRO 010: Elementary Astronomy & ASTRO 011: Elementary Astronomy LaboratoryNotes for: ASTRO 010 (GN) & ASTRO 011

ASTRO 010 (GN) & ASTRO 011

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ASTRO 291: Astronomical Methods and the Solar SystemNotes for: ASTRO 291 (GN)

ASTRO 291 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
SPLED 400: Teaching Exceptional Students in General Education SettingsNotes for: SPLED 400

SPLED 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 14-18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
SCIED 411: Teaching Secondary Science INotes for: SCIED 411

SCIED 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
GEOSC 021: Earth and Life: Origin and EvolutionNotes for: GEOSC 021 (GN)

GEOSC 021 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or GEOSC 204: Geobiology Notes for: GEOSC 204

GEOSC 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3-4
HD FS 239: Adolescent DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 239

HD FS 239

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PSYCH 412: AdolescenceNotes for: PSYCH 412

PSYCH 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
200-400 Level Selection (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related fields)Notes for: 200-400 Level Selection

200-400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 427: EvolutionNotes for: BIOL 427

BIOL 427

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15-16

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
SCIED 412: Teaching Secondary Science IINotes for: SCIED 412

SCIED 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
C I 495C: Clinical Application of Instruction - Secondary EducationNotes for: C I 495C

C I 495C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts Selection

Arts Selection (GA)

3
200-400 Level Selection, (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related field)Notes for: 200-400 Level Selection, (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related field)

200-400 Level Selection, (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related field)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 427: EvolutionNotes for: BIOL 427

BIOL 427

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
200-400 Level Selection, (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related field)Notes for: 200-400 Level Selection, (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related field)

200-400 Level Selection, (EARTH, GEOSC, METEO, ASTRO, related field)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or BIOL 427: EvolutionNotes for: BIOL 427

BIOL 427

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
C I 495E: Practicum in Student Teaching - Secondary EducationNotes for: C I 495E

C I 495E

No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
15
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • Must complete at least 3 cr. of United States (US) and 3 cr. of International Cultures (IL).
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required. (on-line courses not acceptable)
  • Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
  • Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum.   Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits, as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and testing requirements. Advisers also can assist students in identifying coursework offered at Penn State in the SUMMER.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 015 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
ENGL 030 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
CAS 100A (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
C I 495E
No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching.