Illinois State University
Department of Geography-Geology at Illinois State University
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Earth and Space Science Education

B.S. Degree Offered

Introductory Requirements (26 hours)

  • GEO 100 Earth System Science (4 cr.)
  • GEO 202  Evolution of the Earth (3 cr.)
  • GEO 203  Minerals, Rocks, and Fossils (3 cr.)
  • GEO 280  Mineralogy (4 cr.)
  • GEO 285  Igneous and Metamorphic (4 cr.)
  • GEO 295  Sedimentary and Stratigraphy (3 cr.)
  • GEO 307  Teaching Geography/Earth Science (3 cr.)

Interdisciplinary Requirement (15 hours)

  • CHE 140 General Chemistry I or equivalent (4 cr.)
  • PHY 108 College Physics I (5 cr.)
  • PHY 205 Origin of the Universe (3 cr.)
  • PHY 310 Readings for Teaching High School Physics or BSC 307 Methods in the Teaching of Biology (3 cr.)
  • BSC 196 Biological Diversity or BSC 197 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life (4 cr.)

Elective Requirements

Group 1 (choose 2)

  • BSC 197 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life (4 cr.)
  • PHY 109 College Physics II (5 cr.)
  • CHE 141 General Chemistry II (4 cr.)

Group 2 (5-6 hrs)

  • GEO science course (3-5 cr.)
  • GEO science course (3-5 cr.)
  • **both courses must be 200 level or above

Professional Education Requirements (26 hrs)

  • EAF 228 Social Foundations of Education or EAF 231 Introduction to Philosophy of Education or EAF 235 Historical Foundations (3 cr.)
  • PSY 215 Educational Psychology-- prereq. Psy 110 or 111 (3 cr.)
  • C&I 212 Issues in Secondary Education-- prereq. GPA 2.5, C or better in Com 110 & Eng 101 (2 cr.)
  • C&I 214 Reading in the Content Areas of Secondary Education-- prereq. C or better in C&I 212, Psy 215, 2.5 GPA (3 cr.)
  • C&I 216 Instructional & Evaluative Methods in Secondary Education-- prereq. C or better in C&I 212, Psy 215, 2.5 GPA (3 cr.)
  • STT 399.18 Student Teaching in Geography-- sec. 01 & 02 (12 cr.)

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Department of Geography - Geology
Normal, Il 61790-4400
Phone: (309) 438-7649