BAED - Earth and Space Science (Secondary)

Program Requirements

General requirements for a Bachelor's degree: 120 minimum credit hours, overall GPA 2.500 and major content GPA 2.500. In addition to meeting the requirements of the WSU General Education Program and the requirements of the College of Applied Studies, students in the BAED - Earth and space science (secondary) must take the following courses:

Course Title Hours
Requirements for a Major
CHEM 211General Chemistry I 15
CHEM 212General Chemistry II 15
GEOL 102Earth Science and the Environment4
GEOL 235Meteorology3
GEOL 302Earth and Space Sciences3
GEOL 312Historical Geology4
GEOL 324Petrology and Petrography3
PHYS 111Introductory Physics4
PHYS 195Introduction to Modern Astronomy3
PHYS 395Solar System Astronomy3
BIOL 210General Biology I4
Total Credit Hours41
Course Title Hours
CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
Teacher Education - Middle and Secondary Majors (need a B- or better in all courses below)
Core I - Fall Only
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 325ISAM: Middle/Secondary General Methods2
CI 315Core I Practicum1
Core II - Spring Only
CI 425SISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - Sciences2
CI 403Learning and Educational Assessment2
CI 426SCore II Practicum - Science1
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education3
Core III - Fall Only
CI 413STeaching Internship I: Secondary Level Sciences3
CI 417ISAM: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas2
CI 435SISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods II - Sciences3
CI 505Science Technology and Society1
CI 780STechnology in the Classroom: Science2
Core IV - Student Teaching - Spring Only
CI 436SISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods III - Sciences2
CI 471STeaching Internship II: Secondary Level Sciences10
Licensure Exams
Praxis II Science Content Knowledge Test
CAS 501Teacher Licensure Capstone0
Total Credit Hours41

General education course.


 B- or better.


If preferred, this class can be taken with Core III.

Course Title Hours
Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development3
ENGL 315Introduction to English Linguistics3
or LING 315 Introduction to English Linguistics
or ANTH 352 Linguistic Anthropology
PSY 111General Psychology3
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
Total Credit Hours12
Course Title Hours
Select 2 credit hours of electives (to complete 120 credit hours)2
Total Credit Hours2

Official Program Transition Point Requirements

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Applied Studies - Policies.
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements, and
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Teacher Licensure Capstone,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Applied Learning

Students are required to complete an applied learning or research experience to graduate from programs in the School of Education. The requirements can be met by the following:

Students who graduate from a teacher education program must successfully complete an assigned field experience in an educational setting.