Jun 25, 2021  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [Archived Catalog]

Earth/Space Science Major (B.S.Ed.)


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Major code BS6315

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
Lindley Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/index.cfm

Frans H. Doppen, contact person
doppen@ohio.edu
 

Program Overview

The Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) program includes seven majors: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Science, Earth/Space Science, Life Science and Physical Science. Regardless of the college of the university from which you will graduate, to be licensed through Ohio University to teach earth science in Ohio, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). The major prepares you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license that qualifies you to teach earth and space science courses in grades 7-12.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

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 Affairs, Lindley Hall. Admission to Teacher Candidacy is required before taking any education courses at the 2000-level or higher. Requirements for admission to Teacher Candidacy include:

  • successful completion of 30 hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher,
  • a Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher,
  • a Tier I Freshmen Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher,
  • EDTE 1500  , Introduction to Teacher Education with a grade of C (2.0) or higher, and
  • PSY 1010  , General Psychology with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

Generally, you apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy during the second semester of your freshman year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by the Office of Student Affairs, Lindley Hall, prior to submitting application for Admission to Teacher Candidacy. 

Admission to Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy is required before taking any education courses at the 3000-level or higher. Applications for admission to Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy should be submitted a semester after which students will have earned at least 60 hours in the major.

Regional campus students should check with their Office of Student Affairs or the Dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Change of Program Policy

To change or add your major/minor/certificate policy, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

External Transfer Admission

To obtain information specific to students seeking admission to the program as transfer students from another institution contact the Office of Student Affairs.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview.
 

Requirements

 

Major Hours Requirement


The earth/space science major requires a minimum of 121 hours.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Pre-Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

AYA Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each. Methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA teacher candidacy:

AYA Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

AYA Reading Requirement


Methods Courses


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better. Methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA teacher candidacy:

Earth/Space Science Teaching Requirements


Complete the following courses with an overall GPA of 2.75 or higher:

Biology Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

Geology Requirement


Complete the following course:

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