5-8 General Science - License Endorsement

Requirements for MN licensure in General Science 5-8. A BA degree in any subject area is required to apply for this license. (This is not a major. This licensure, in combination with an area of focus in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics constitutes a major in Natural Science teaching. This licensure can also be taken in tandem with an Elementary Education major for K-8 licensure in Elementary Education and mid-level teaching in science.) (NOTE:  Chemistry or Biology courses may be offered only in fall or spring semesters.  Check with the Department chairs to determine when the courses are offered.)

Content (Core) Courses

  • BIOL 101   Foundations of Biology (4) 
  • BIOL 201   Intermediate Cell Biology and Genetics (4)
  • EDUC 278  Multidisciplinary Science for Middle Level Science Educators (4)
  • CHEM 125 Intro/Chemistry Structures & Properties (4)
  • CHEM 201 Purification/Separation Lab (0-1)
  • CHEM 255 Macroscopic Chemical Analysis (4) 
  • PHYS 105  Physics for the Life Sciences I (4)
  • PHYS 106  Physics for the Life Sciences II (4)
  • Suggested: MATH 118, MATH 119, or MATH 124 (4)

Foundational (Education Courses)

  • EDUC 278 Multidisciplinary Science for Mid-Level Educators (4)
  • EDUC 358 Middle Level Literacy and Pedagogy in the Sciences (4)


  • Last updated 8/1/16