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  • B.S. Degree in Earth Science Teaching
  • Anthropology & Earth Sciences

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  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.S. Degree in Earth Science Education (120 Credits)

    Admission Requirements

    Selective Admission and Retention in Teacher Education (SARTE)

     

    4 points

    3 points

    2 points

    1 points

    0 points

     Cum GPA

    3.4 and above

    3.39 – 3.0

    2.99–2.90

    2.89 – 2.8

    GPA lower than 2.8

    ED 294

     

    A/A-

    B+/B/B-

    C+/C

     

     

    Sped 225

    A/A-

    B+/B/B-

    C+/C

     

     

    ED 205

    A/A-

    B+/B/B-

    C+/C

     

     

    ED 205 Dispositions (Instructor)

    No concerns

     Notice of concern                       

     

    Concern

    Serious and/or Multiple Concerns

    ED 205 Dispositions (practicum)

    21 pts and above and no 1s in any category    

    18-20 pts and no 1s in any category

    15-17 pts and no 1s in any category

    12-14 pts and no 1s in any category

    Below 12 and/or receive a 1 in any category

    MTLE Basic Skills

    Passed all 3

    Passed 2; Failed 1 with score > 210

    Passed 1; Failed 2 with score > 210

    Took exams;

    Failed all 3 or received a score < 210 on one or more.

     

    Personal Initiative

    HS/College extracurr, military, community service, 2nd career, etc.[IT1] 

    Extensive and ongoing

    Regularly

    Every now and then

    Once or twice

    No experience


     [IT1]The teacher candidate and the person who supervised their experiences will determine  if the experience is extensive and ongoing, regular, every now and then…….etc. A signed document will be required.

    Candidates scoring 70% or more of the total possible points would be fully admitted to teacher education.
    Candidates scoring 60-70% would not be admitted, but would have an automatic appeal of the decision, heard by the T-CaRe team.
    Candidates scoring below 60% could appeal if desired, but this would not be automatic. An appeal request would come from the candidate & heard by the T-CaRe Team.

    Teacher Candidates would be required to pass all 3 MTLE basic skills exams at application for student teaching. Applications are due at the beginning of the semester before student teaching. For Fall Student Teaching: February 15 / for Spring Student Teaching: September 15.

     


    Requirements

    Students must also fulfill all teacher licensure requirements which will add thirty-six credits to the major total. Completion of this major meets the requirements for Minnesota licensure in Science (Grades 5-8) and Earth Science (Grades 9-12).

    GEOS 115 Physical Geology (4)
    GEOS 116 Historical Geology (3)
    GEOS 302 Mineralogy (3)
    GEOS 303 Petrology (3)
    GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
    GEOS 315 Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (3)
    GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (3)
    GEOS 340 Economic and Environmental Geology (3)
    GEOS 360 Planetary Science (3)
    GEOS 480 Senior Seminar (1)
    BIOL 440 Middle School/Secondary Science Teaching Methods (3) or
    CHEM 440 Secondary Science Teaching Methods (3)


    Restricted Electives

    (3 Credits)

    Students must complete at least three credits from the courses listed below:

    ANTH 120 Introduction to Physical Anthropology (3)
    ANTH 216 The Paleolithic Age (3)
    AST 104 Stellar Astronomy (3)
    GEOS 117 Water, Land, and People (3)
    GEOS 117L Water, Land and People Lab (1)
    GEOS 301 Archaeological Prospection (3)
    GEOS 320 Economic Geography (3)
    GEOS 325 Reading Landscape: Ways of Seeing (3)
    GEOS 350 Geoarchaeology (3)
    GEOS 370 Structural Geology and Mapping (3)
    GEOS 390 Topics in Geosciences (1-3)
    GEOS 405 Geographic Information Systems (3)
    GEOS 415 Reading Geochemical Fingerprints (3)
    GEOS 416 Paleontology (3)
    GEOS 417 Taphonomy and Paleoecology (3)
    GEOS 450 Field Geology (3)


    Related Requirements

    BIOL 111 Cell Biology (4)
    BIOL 115 Organismal Biology (4)
    CHEM 150 General Chemistry I (3)
    CHEM 150L General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
    CHEM 210 General Chemistry II (3)
    CHEM 210L General Chemistry II Lab (1)
    MATH 261 Calculus I (4)
    PHYS 160 College Physics I with Lab (4)
    PHYS 161 College Physics II with Lab (4)