Undergraduate Course Catalog

Science

TEACHER EDUCATION

Teaching programs require additional courses in educational methods. The professional education courses are included in this listing. Refer to the Department of Educational Studies and Teachers College listings in this catalog for descriptions of these courses and other professional requirements of the teacher education program.

Science Teaching Programs

The science teaching majors include earth/space science, life science, and physical science. These programs involve both breadth and depth of study. Preparation is available to teach at the middle school and high school levels. See the Department of Chemistry for the teaching major in chemistry. See the Department of Physics and Astronomy for the teaching major in physics.


MINOR IN GENERAL SCIENCE, 36-38 hours

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NO
SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
ASTR
BIO
 
CHEM

GEOL

PHYC





EDJH
120
111
112
111
112
101
201
110
or
120
112
or
122
385
The Sun and Stars
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Planet Earth Geol Environment
Earth, Life, and Time
General Physics 1 (4)

General Physics 1 (5)
General Physics 2 (4)

General Physics 2 (5)
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
3
4
4
4
4
3
3


4-5


4-5
3




36-38 hrs

TEACHING MAJOR IN EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE (BA/BS), 90 hours
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NO
SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
ASTR

BIO
CHEM

GEOG
GEOL








NREM
PHYC
120
124
112
111
112
230
101
105
201
206
207
220
240
290
350
221
110
The Sun and Stars
The Solar System
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Elementary Meteorology
Planet Earth Geol Environment
Lab in Physical Geology
Earth, Life, and Time
Oceans and Nations
Environ Geology Geochem Cycles
Earth Materials
Geomorphology
Computer Applic Geosciences
Physical Hydrology
Soil Resources
General Physics 1
3
3
4
4
4
3
3
1
3
3
3
3
3
1
3
3
4
     
51 hrs
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
PREFIX NO SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Professional education sequence, 39 hours  
EDFO
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE



SCI


420
205
251
390
320
380
460
465
150
295
396
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Read Div Sec Cont Class
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Student Tching: Sec Schl (6-7)
Elective Student Teaching (3 or 5)
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods and Mats
3
3
3
3
3
3
7
5
3
3
3
     
39 hrs
     
90 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.
 
TEACHING MAJOR IN LIFE SCIENCE (Grades 5-12), (BA/BS),
93 hours
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SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
ANAT
BIO







CHEM


MATH

BIO
PHYC
PHYS
201
111
112
210
214
215
216
313
440
111
112
231
181
or
448
110
205
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
Introduction to Botany
Genetics
Cell Biology
Ecology
Microbiology
Evolution
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry 1
Elementary Probability Stats (3)

Biometry (3)
General Physics 1
Fund of Hum Phys
3
4
4
3
4
4
3
4
3
4
4
4


3
4
3




54 hrs
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL
EDUCATION PROGRAM
PREFIX NO SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Professional education sequence, 39 hours
SCI


EDFO
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE



150
295
396
420
205
251
390
320
380
460
465
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods and Mats
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Read Div Sec Cont Class
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Student Tching: Sec Schl (6-7)
Elective Student Teaching (3 or 5)
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
7
5
     
39 hrs
     
93 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.
 
TEACHING MAJOR IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE (BA/BS), 95-113 hours
This is a four and one-half year program that will meet the physical science (junior high/middle school science and high school chemistry) certification standards of Indiana.
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NO
SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Common core, 59 hours
ASTR

BIO

CHEM



GEOG
GEOL
MATH

PHYC



120
121
111
112
111
112
225
231
230
201
165
166
120
122
260
262
The Sun and Stars
Honors Astronomy Laboratory
Principles of Biology 1
Principles of Biology 2
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1
Elementary Meteorology
Earth, Life, and Time
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern Physics Laboratory
3
1
4
4
4
4
3
4
3
3
4
4
5
5
4
1
Research (honors, thesis, internship, or department
research)
3
     
59 hrs
Students must follow the guidelines outlined below.
High school chemistry concentration area, 15 hours
CHEM



232
344
450
463
Organic Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 1
4
4
4
3
     
15 hrs
     
74 hrs
Students who currently hold or are pursuing a secondary license in one of the following areas will not be required to complete the high school concentration area: life science, earth/space science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
This is a four-year program that will meet the high school chemistry, physical science, and physics certification standards of Indiana.
Common core, 41 hours  
CHEM



MATH

PHYC



111
112
225
231
165
166
120
122
260
262
General Chemistry 1
General Chemistry 2
Chemical Analysis
Organic Chemistry 1
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
General Physics 1
General Physics 2
Introduction to Modern Physics
Modern Physics Laboratory
4
4
3
4
4
4
5
5
4
1
Research (honors, thesis, internship, or department
research)

3
     
41 hrs
Students must follow the guidelines outlined below.
High school chemistry concentration area, 15 hours
CHEM



232
344
450
463
Organic Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry 1
Inorganic Chemistry
Principles of Biochemistry 1
4
4
4
3
     
 15 hrs
     
56 hrs
Students who currently hold or are pursuing a secondary license in one of the following areas will not be required to complete the high school concentration area: life science, earth/space science, mathematics, chemistry, and physics.
 
SENIOR HIGH, JUNIOR HIGH/MIDDLE SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM
PREFIX
NO
SHORT TITLE
CR HRS
Professional education sequence, 39 hours
EDFO
EDJH
EDMU
EDPS

EDSE
SCI


420
385
205
251
390
380
150
295
396
Soc, Hist, Phil Found of Ed
Prin of Tchng in Mid Schl
Intro to Multicul Ed
Development Secondary
Educational Psychology
Princ of Tchng in Sec School
Bsc Con in Science Education
Intro to the Teaching of Sci
Using Sci Methods and Mats
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
3
Student teaching
12
 
39 hrs
 
95-113 hrs
See Professional Education Assessment/Decision Points for additional information.

Academic Systems
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Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am-5 pm