Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required content course work.
Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Education Double Degree Advisor at least once a year to ensure they are on track to meeting prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying for the Professional Level.
Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)
Taken prior to admission to the Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service)
ED 472. Foundations ESOL Education (3)
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)
Integrated Science Content Mastery Requirements (49–54 credits)
To be completed prior to beginning the Professional Level. Most of this course work will meet student's first degree requirements.
- Must have 3.0 accumulative GPA on all course work to fulfill content mastery requirements.
- All grades must be taken as A–F graded courses; no P/N or S/U grades accepted for content mastery courses; no grade below C– accepted for content mastery courses.
Note: Integrated Science students must demonstrate an emphasis in one of the four content areas below. In the emphasis area, the student must complete the full introductory sequence as well as a minimum of 6 upper-division course credits. All remaining content areas require a minimum of two courses in the introductory sequence.
Standard 1. Introductory Physics Sequence (9–10 credits/15 credits for emphasis)
Choose a full series if this is your area of emphasis. If not your area of emphasis, choose two courses from either one of the series.
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
or PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4.4)
You may replace either PH 203 or PH 213 of the above series with one of the following astronomy courses:
PH 104. *Descriptive Astronomy (4)
PH 205. *Solar System Astronomy (4)
PH 206. *Stars and Stellar Evolution (4)
PH 207. *Galaxies, Quasars, and Cosmology (4)
Standard 2. Introductory Chemistry Sequence (10 credits/15 credits for emphasis)
Choose full series if this is your area of emphasis. If not your area of emphasis, choose two courses from series.
CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4, 4, 4)
and CH 261.*Laboratory for CH 231, CH 232, CH 233 (1,1,1)
Standard 3. Introductory Biology Sequence (8 credits/12 credits for emphasis)
Choose full series if this is your area of emphasis. If not your area of emphasis, choose 2 courses from either series.
BI 101, BI 102, BI 103. *General Biology (4,4,4)
or BI 211, BI 212, BI 213 *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)
Standard 4. Geosciences Sequence (7–8 credits/15 credits for emphasis)
For the purpose of licensure, geosciences include geology (excluding geography and geographic information systems) as well as appropriate atmospheric science and oceanography courses. Choose full series plus 1 additional course if this is your area of emphasis. If not your area of emphasis, you must include a minimum of 1 course from the introductory sequence.
GEO 201. *Physical Geology (4)
GEO 202. *Earth Systems Science (4)
GEO 203. *Evolution of Planet Earth (4)
Other choices for an additional course(s):
GEO 221. *Environmental Geology (4)
GEO 305. *Living with Active Cascade Volcanoes (3)
GEO 306. *Minerals, Energy, Water, and the Environment (3)
GEO 307. *National Park Geology and Preservation (3)
GEO 308. *Global Change and Earth Sciences (3)
GEO 352. *Oregon: Geology, Place, and Life on the Ring of Fire (4)
ATS 210. Introduction to the Atmospheric Sciences (3)
ATS 320. *The Changing Climate (3)
Standard 5. Upper-division course work in your emphasis area (6 credits)
Standard 6. Science Education (3 credits)
SED 413. Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3)
To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on all required Oregon licensure exams.
Professional Level Course Work (37–38 credits)
Taken during the Professional year-long program.
ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (1)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Practicum)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Practicum)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (3) (Part-time Student Teaching)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10) (Full-time Student Teaching)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 425. Curriculum Implementation and Instructional Strategies 7-12 (4)
ED 427. Alternative Assessment for Middle and High School (2)
ED 493. Reading, Literature, and Language Development in the Content (2)
or ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Education (3)
ED 494. Content Standards and Curriculum Development for High School (3)
* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)