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Earth Science Education – Advanced Certificate Program

Advanced Certificate in Secondary Earth Science Education

This 25-semester hour program is for students who have an undergraduate degree in Earth Science (Geology), as well as a master's degree in this content area. You can be certified in only one year.

Program Requirements:

General Program Requirements:

  • Introductory Courses - Semester Hours: 7
  • General Methods Courses - Semester Hours: 6
  • Special Methods Courses - Semester Hours: 3
  • Student Teaching and Required Seminars - Semester Hours: 9

General Education Prerequisites:

  • Three semester hours introductory Psychology of equivalent or established competency in the field.
  • Meet the requirements of the general education for initial certification.

Content Area Requirements in the Area of Specialization: Science Education:  30 semester hours in the content area for which certification is sought:

  • Geology (Earth Science): Including course work in Historical and Physical Geology or equivalents or established competency in the field and additional course work in Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Calculus-based Mathematics or equivalents or established competency in the field.

NOTE:  Students can establish some competency by documenting competency via portfolio.

For a detailed plan of study, requirements, and other important information, please view or download this Adobe PDF file.


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