98-105 credits (no minor required)
2.50 GPA required.
C grade or better required in GEOS 235 and above.
Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.
The Geoscience Department, in cooperation with other science departments and the College of Education, has developed a Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)-approved program. Students should be aware that the program described below may continue to change as PELSB considers changes to the Science Licensure programs. Students will need to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure that they will be able to graduate with a PELSB-approved degree.
Successful completion of the Earth Science Teaching program will enable a student to apply for licensure in 9-12 Earth & Space Science and 5-8 General Science upon achieving passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests.
This major meets Minnesota teacher certification requirements. Wisconsin certification requires minor modifications. Students preparing for certification in other states should consult with the department to learn of any additional modifications. Teaching majors must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program before they can enroll in Professional Education Sequence courses. Teaching majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to the courses in the content area listed below. Be aware that some of these courses need to be taken together.