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Middle Grades General Science Education (5-9)

MGSED-BS


Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean,hartman.kimberly@spcollege.edu (727) 712-5890

Major: Science Education MGSED-BS
Track: Middle Grades Science (5-9)
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Education

This teacher preparation program combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in middle schools. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Middle Grades General Science Education (grades 5-9) and will be well prepared to teach topics in astronomy, earth science, life science and physical science. 

Job-Related Opportunities
Our program prepares you for employment as a middle school teacher. Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as science, math and bilingual education . 
 

Important Notice to Current Baccalaureate Students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan. Contact your advisor with any questions.


APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20132/0480 (BEGINNING 12/14/2013) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~


Admission Requirements


PREREQUISITE: Admission to the College of Education - Middle Grades Science Education

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher 

Students pursuing an A.A. degree in Education from St. Petersburg College should consult the Education A.A. portion of the catalog for General Education requirements. 

For questions regarding admissions, please consult with the Dean of College of Education.

Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.facts.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.

EDF 1005 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION 3
EDF 2085 TEACHING DIVERSE POPULATIONS 3
EME 2040 INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 3
Admissions Courses
GENERAL EDUCATION AND SUPPORT COURSES (51 credits) Credits
In addition to the Education courses listed above, students are required to complete a general education (AA Degree) AND 15 credits of College-level Science (with a grade of “C” or higher) to include:

8 credits: Biology I & II w/Lab or Gen Chemistry I & II w/Lab or Gen Physics I & II w/Lab or Physics I & II w/Lab*
4 credits: Geology with Lab
3 credits: Oceanography * 
Total Credits 51 

Additionally, the general education requirements and state-mandated prerequisites must be satisfied.

   GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES
   # Enhanced World View Requirement
     A. COMMUNICATIONS 9
     B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS 6
     C. MATHEMATICS 6
     D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 6-7
     E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 6
     F. ETHICS 3
     G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY 

+ 15 credits of college-level Science (with a grade of "C" or higher) to include:
Biology I & II with Labs (or General Chemistry I & II with Labs or General Physics I & II with Labs or Physics I & II with Labs) 8
Geology with Lab 4
Oceanography 3
NOTE: The Biology sequence is the preferred option because it also satisfies the prerequisites for both PCB 3043C and PCB 4674, which are part of the major. If the biology prerequisites are not taken prior to admission to the College of Education, they must be completed during the first two semesters.

Students who have earned a previous AA or bachelor's degree should consult an advisor for transcript review.


CORE REQUIREMENTS
(27 credits) - Grade of C or higher required

EDF 3214 STUDENT DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING PRINCIPLES K-12 3
EDF 4430 MEASUREMENT, EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT IN EDUCATION K-12 2
EDF 4781 EDUCATIONAL ISSUES FOR THE 21st CENTURY 2
EDG 3410 CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION K-12 2
EEX 3012     * NATURE AND NEEDS OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS K-12 (10 SB HRS)
RED 4335       READING IN THE CONTENT AREA
SCE 4943     * INTERNSHIP: MIDDLE GRADES GENERAL SCIENCE EDUCATION 5-9

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 credits) - Grade of C or higher required
AST 1XXX       ANY ASTRONOMY COURSE
Any College-Level Approved Science Lab 1
BSC 4032       ISSUES & CHALLENGES IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
EDG 4343 COGNITIVE STRATEGIES INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM 3
EDG 4943     * COGNITIVE STRATEGIES INSTRUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM PRACTICUM (60 SB HRS)
EEX 4604 BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS 3
PCB 3043C ECOLOGY WITH LAB 4
PCB 4674 EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY 3
SCE 3030 SCIENCE MATTERS 2
SCE 3420C PHYSICAL SCIENCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS 4
SCE 3945 INTERACTIVE PROJECTS THAT PROMOTE LEARNING IN SCIENCE 3
SCE 3941     * SECONDARY SCIENCE FIELD EXPERIENCE (6-8) (60 SB HRS)

ESOL REQUIREMENTS (3 credits) - Grade of C or higher required
TSL 3080     * ESOL ISSUES: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES I K-12 (15 SB HRS)

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS

120

* School-based hours total 150 clinical hours plus a 15-week internship. 

ADDENDUM: Additional Graduation Requirements

Cultural Diversity: Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

Foreign Language: Two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language.

NOTES: For admission and graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required. Questions regarding admissions, please consult with the Dean of College of Education.

Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE), and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor. Students who have questions concerning state-mandated prerequisites should consult www.facts.org and review the appropriate common prerequiste manual or see an academic advisor.
C&I 4/26/2013~ BOT 8/20/2013