B.S.E. Degree in Science Education, Physical Science

Overview

The requirements for a minor in professional education must also be met.

An OC graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree in Science will:
1. Have acquired competency in a broad general education through study in the liberal arts by successfully completing the university core curriculum and passing 
the Oklahoma General Education Test (OGET).

2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of their chosen area of science by achieving a 3.00 GPA in the major field and passing the Oklahoma Subject Area Test (OSAT) appropriate to the major field.

Student must complete a minimum of 126 hours including the major, core, and minor if required. Elective hours may be needed to reach 126 hours.

See Degree Plan

75 hours

44 HOURS FOUNDATION SCIENCE COURSES

  • BIOL-1115 - General Biology: I Cellular and Molecular Systems
  • BIOL-1215 - General Biology II: Comparative Physiology and Ecology
  • CHEM-1115 - General Chemistry I
  • CHEM-1215 - General Chemistry II
  • CHEM-3115 - Organic Chemistry I
  • GNSC-2313 - Physical Science I: the Earth
  • GNSC-2323 - Physical Science II: Astronomy
  • CHEM-2711
  • GNSC-3711 - Junior Science Seminar
  • CHEM-4712 - Practicum in Forensic Science
  • GNSC-4721 - Science Modeling and Strategies
  • PHYS-1114 - College Physics I
  • PHYS-1214 - College Physics II

5 HOURS MATHEMATICS

  • MATH-1213 - College Algebra
  • MATH-2114 - Calculus I With Analytical Geometry
  • MATH-2913 - Statistical Methods

7 HOURS UPPER DIVISION CHEMISTRY OR PHYSICS

LICENSURE: SCIENCE - GRADES 6-12

25 HOURS PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

  • EDUC-3121 - Orientation to Teacher Education
  • EDUC-3122 - The School in American Culture
  • EDUC-3131
  • EDUC-3213 - Learning, Instruction and Assessment
  • EDUC-3422 - Educational Technology
  • EDUC-3723 - Education of the Exceptional Child
  • EDUC-4012
  • EDUC-4131 - Applied Instructional and Assessment Strategies
  • EDUC-4132 - Critical Issues in Education
  • EDUC-4718 - Student Teaching in the Secondary School

5 HOURS OTHER COURSES

  • EDUC-4112 - Reading in the Content Areas
  • PSYC-3523 - Developmental Psychology

3 HOURS METHODS COURSE

  • EDUC-4533 - Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCY

Choose one:
High School Foreign Language – 2 years of same language with a grade of “C” or better

University credit – 3 hours foreign language or American Sign Language with a grade of “C” or better. 

 

Related Careers

  • Environmental Protection
  • Forensic Science
  • Health and Medical
  • Oil, Gas and Power
  • Primary and Secondary Education

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