5 Year Bachelors to Masters - Science Education
Senior Year (or before) (6 credits)
EDUC 301 Educational Psychology (3)
EDUC 310 Social, Philosophical, Cultural & Historical Foundations of American Education (3) +
Summer (6 credits)
CRIN 541 Teacher, Schools & Community (3)
CRIN 540 Teacher Inquiry for Equity & Inclusion (3)
Fall (15 credits)
CRIN S04 Curriculum and Instructional Methods (Science) (3)
CRIN S05 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines (3)
CRIN S31 Technology for STEM Integration (3)
CRIN S50 Introduction to the Characteristics of and Instructional Supports for Exceptional Students (3)+
CRIN S14 Clinical Experience in Secondary Schools (Science) (3)
Spring (14 credits)
CRIN S41 Curriculum Planning and Assessment (Science) (3)
CRIN S09 Classroom Organization, Management and Discipline (Secondary Education) (3) +
CRIN L33 Internship in Supervised Teaching (Science) (8)
Total Credit Hours: 41
+If exempted from this course for any reason, the student must notify the Office of Teacher Education and complete a state mandated training module that is linked to this course.
Additional Graduation Requirements
Students are required to achieve passing scores on assessments prescribed by the Virginia Board of Education, both for program completion and for licensure. Virginia’s mandated licensure assessments are graduation requirements.
CPR/AED/First Aid Training - Candidates seeking initial license in Virginia are required to complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the use of an automated external defibrillator, and first aid. Training courses are available through national emergency care organizations such as the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross. CPR training must include “hands-on” training. Evidence of certification must be presented when applying to the VDOE for licensure.
Endorsement Courses for Science
Biology - The teacher candidate shall have earned a baccalaureate degree and completed a major in biology or 32 semester hours in biology and at least one course in each of the following areas: genetics, biochemistry/molecular biology, cell biology, botany, zoology, anatomy/physiology, ecology, and evolutionary biology and other preparation consistent with the competencies for the endorsement.
Chemistry - The teacher candidate shall have earned a baccalaureate degree and completed a major in chemistry or 32 semester hours in chemistry, including at least one course in each of the following areas: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry and other preparation consistent with the competencies required for the endorsement.
Earth Science - The teacher candidate shall have earned a baccalaureate degree and completed a major in Earth science, geology, or environmental science with a minimum of 32 semester hours in Earth sciences, including at least one course in each of the following areas: structural geology, petrology, paleontology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy/space science.
Physics - The teacher candidate shall have earned a baccalaureate degree and completed a major in physics or 32 semester hours in physics, including the following coursework: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, and modern physics and other preparation consistent with the competencies required for the endorsement.