B.S.E. Degree in Science Education - Physical Science
Professional education minor included
An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science Education degree in Science Education, Physical Science will have:
- Active Faith: Develop mature Christian attitudes towards scholarship, intellectual honesty, and ethical conduct that promote a life-long appreciation for learning.
- Foundational Knowledge: Acquire a fundamental body of knowledge in the liberal arts and natural sciences, emphasizing science education in physical science, being successful in the completion of the university core curriculum, and passing the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET), as well as achieving a 3.00 GPA in the major field and passing the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) appropriate to the major field.
- Information Literacy: Effectively identify, locate, and evaluate information needed for preparing a scientific paper, presentation, or project.
- Structured Reasoning: Understand the scientific method and use it to measure and evaluate experimental data.
- Critical and Creative Thinking: Solve problems and think critically in both experimental and theoretical situations.
- Effective Communication: Communicate effectively the results of scientific research and study.
- Personal, Social, and Global Stewardship: Participate in curricular and extracurricular activities that enhance learning and preparation for careers in science education.
- The requirements for a minor in professional education must also be met.
Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.
44 Hours foundation science courses
- BIOL-1115 General Biology I: Cellular and Molecular Systems
- BIOL-1215 General Biology II: Comparative Physiology and Ecology
- CHEM-1115 General Chemistry I
- CHEM-1215 General Chemistry II
- CHEM-3115 Organic Chemistry I
- GNSC-2313 Earth Science
- GNSC-2323 Astronomy I
- GNSC-2711 Sophomore Science Seminar
- GNSC-3711 Junior Science Seminar
- GNSC-4712 Senior Science Seminar
- GNSC-4721 Science Modeling and Strategies
- PHYS-1114 College Physics I
- PHYS-1214 College Physics II
10 Hours mathematics
- MATH-1223 Mathematical Functions and Modeling
- MATH-2114 Calculus I with Analytical Geometry
- MATH-2913 Statistical Methods
3 Hours upper division chemistry or physics
Licensure: science – grades 6-12
25 Semester hours professional education
- EDUC-3121 Orientation to Teacher Education
- EDUC-3122 The School in American Culture
- EDUC-3131 Classroom Management Strategies I
- EDUC-3213 Learning, Instruction, and Assessment
- EDUC-3422 Educational Technology
- EDUC-3723 Education of the Exceptional Child
- EDUC-4012 Human Relations and Cultural Awareness
- EDUC-4131 Applied Instructional and Assessment Strategies
- EDUC-4231 Critical Issues in Education
- EDUC-4332 Classroom Management Strategies II
- EDUC-4718 Student Teaching in the Secondary Schools
5 Hours other courses
- EDUC-4112 Literacy in the Secondary Content Areas
- PSYC-3523 Developmental Psychology
3 Hours methods course
- EDUC-4533 Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Foreign language competency
- High School Foreign Language – 2 years of same language with a grade of “C” or better
- University credit – 3 hours foreign language or American Sign Language with a grade of “C” or better