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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

Integrated Science Major (B.S.Ed.)

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Major code BS6309

Regardless of the college or university from which you graduate, if you wish to be licensed through Ohio University to teach integrated science as the major field, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Praxis II exams. The program prepares you for a two-year provisional license that qualifies you to teach integrated science in grades 7–12 and high school core science courses. You must complete adolescent-young adult education professional and general education requirements in addition to the major requirements. Information about these requirements is available in Student Services, McCracken 124.

College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Professional Requirements for Adolescent-Young Adult

In addition to a methods course in your major field, the following courses must be completed with a 2.75 GPA and no grade below a C (200-level course can be taken after admission to professional education, and 300- and 400-level courses can be taken after admission to advanced standing):

Student Teaching

These three courses are taken concurrently in one quarter and constitute the student teaching requirement. Apply for student teaching by December 1st of the year prior to the year in which you plan to student teach.

Required General Education Courses (45 hours)

In addition to the following program requirements, you also must complete Ohio University’s General Education Requirements. Consult with your advisor to plan a course of study that will meet both sets of requirements.

You must meet departmental prerequisites for all classes if you are seeking licensure. For example, you must take and pass PSY 101 with a minimum grade of C before taking any 200-level education course.

If the courses in each field do not add up to a total of 45 hours, you must select sufficient hours in one or a combination of the following areas to bring the total hours in general education courses to 45 hours.

If your major is the same as one of the areas below, 10 hours of the major may be counted toward the corresponding general education field as well as the major. For example, if your major is integrated language arts, 10 hours of English may count toward the 45-hour total of general education courses and toward Field 4, below, which is English and/or Foreign Language.

No more than six hours of PED activity courses may be counted toward the degree except for majors in physical education, and none may count toward general education.

Admission to professional education requires a grade of C or better in a Tier I math course, a Tier I English course, and the following courses:


All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the Selective Admission and Retention Program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Services, McCracken Hall 124.

Science and Mathematics

You are required to complete at least one course in science and one course in mathematics. Appropriate science courses are astronomy, chemistry, physics, plant biology, biological science, physical science, geological sciences, and PSY 226, 312, and 314. Any course in the Department of Mathematics, except 101, 102, or 320L, is acceptable for the mathematics requirement. Also, all Tier I quantitative skills courses count toward the mathematics requirement. Computer science courses do not satisfy this requirement.

Interdisciplinary Arts and/or Philosophy

You are required to complete at least two courses in this area. The two courses need not be in one field. Possibilities include any courses in the Department of Philosophy (except PHIL 120) or School of Interdisciplinary Arts; HUM 107, 108, 109, 307, 308, and 309; theater history courses; Art History; Art except for ART 360, 461, 461L, 462; School of Music courses except for music education courses, music therapy courses, and the one- or two-hour participation courses.

Social Sciences

You are required to complete at least two courses in social sciences. The two courses need not be in the same field. PSY 101, which is required, is included as one of the social sciences courses. Other possibilities include any course in anthropology, economics, history, political science, sociology, social work, geography, and psychology, except PSY 120, 226, 275, 312, and 314.

English and Speech

You are required to complete at least three courses in English and speech. Freshman and junior English composition are required courses taken to satisfy the University English composition requirement (see General Education Requirements section) and will be used toward completion of these hours.

Course Availability

It should be noted that, while core education and AYA courses are offered every quarter, courses within teaching fields might only be offered during one or two quarters each year.

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