Natural Science 5-12

Students choose a major in Physics, Chemistry or Biology and complete additional courses to attain licensure in General Science, grades 5-8. Students pursuing licensure must also complete a minor in Secondary Education.

Physics Track

Major (Content) Courses towards Minnesota licensure in Physics, grades 9-12:

PHYS 191 Foundations of Physics I (4)

PHYS 200 Foundations of Physics II (4)

PHYS 211 Foundations of Physics III (4)

PHYS 320 Modern Physics (4)

PHYS 332 Intermediate Physics Lab (1)

MATH 119 Calculus I (4)

MATH 120 Calculus II (4)

MATH 239 Linear Algebra (4)

MATH 337 Differential Equations (4)

Content Requirements for Minnesota licensure in General Science, grades 5-8:

BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology (4)

BIOL 201 Evolution in Action (4)

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)

PHYS 105 Physics for Life Sciences I (4)

PHYS 106 Physics for Life Sciences II (4)

EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)

Chemistry Track

Requirements for Minnesota licensure in Chemistry, grades 9-12:

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)

CHEM 250 Reactivity I (4)

CHEM 251 Reactivity II (4)

CHEM 255 Macro Chemical Analysis (4)

CHEM 315 Reactivity III (4)

CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab I (0-1)

CHEM 202 Purification/Chromatography Lab II (0-1)

CHEM 203 Synthesis Lab (0-1)

CHEM 205 Chemical Measurement Lab (0-1)

8 Additional upper dividion CHEM credits

Content Requirements for Minnesota licensure in General Science, grades 5-8:

BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology (4)

BIOL 201 Evolution in Action (4)

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)

CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab (0-1)

CHEM 255 Macro Chemical Analysis (4)

EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)

Biology Track

Requirements for Minnesota licensure in Life Science, grades 9-12:

BIOL 101 Foundations of Biology (4)

BIOL 201 Intermediate Cell Biology and Genetics (4)

BIOL 202 Evolution in Action (4)

BIOL 316 General Genetics (4)

BIOL 339 Evolution (4)

Choose one course from the following:

  • BIOL 305 Invertebrae Zoology (4)
  • BIOL 302 Fungal Diversity (4)
  • BIOL 307 Biology of Microorganisms (4)

Choose one course from the following:

  • BIOL 323 Animal Physiology (4)
  • BIOL 327 Plant Physiology (4)

Choose one course from the following:

  • BIOL 334 General Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 336 Behavioral Ecology (4)
  • BIOL 337 Aquatic Ecology (4)

Content Requirements for Minnesota licensure in General Science, grades 5-8:

CHEM 125 Introduction to Chemical Structures and Properties (4)

CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab (0-1)

CHEM 255 Macro Chemical Analysis (4)

PHYS 105 Physics for Life Sciences I (4)

PHYS 106 Physics for Life Sciences II (4)

EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)

Foundational (Minor) Education Courses

EDUC 111 Introduction to Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World (4)

EDUC 109 Chemical Use and Abuse (1)

EDUC 203 Human Growth and Development (4)

EDUC 213 Clinical Experiences 5/8/K-12 Diversity Immersion (1-2)

EDUC 305 Human Exceptionalities (1)

EDUC 310 Educational Psychology (4)

EDUC 352 Teaching Reading in the Middle/Secondary Classroom

EDUC 355 Science Pedagogy 9-12 (4)

EDUC 358 Mid-Level Pedagogy: Science (4)

EDUC 359 Issues in Education (1)

EDUC 390 Ethics in Human Relations

EDUC 362 Student Teaching 5-12 (16)

Licensure Area State Tests

Pedagogy

Student must complete the secondary (grades 5-12) pedagogy exam.

Content

Students must complete the Physics, Chemistry or Life Science (Biology) content exams according to their chosen track in addition to the Science content exam.