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Single Subject - Geoscience Concentration

The Geosciences Concentration meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Geosciences. Prospective students should consult the Single Subject Science Education Advisor in the Department of Science Education early to plan their program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following

  • ASTR 100 Astronomy (3)
    Corequisites: One course from General Education Category B.2 and ASTR 100L.
  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 212 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    Prerequisites: Completion of BIOL 211 and CHEM 111A with grades of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, 212, CHEM 111B all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 117 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.
  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.
  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.
  • GEOL 102 General Geology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.
  • GEOL 104 Geology Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent, and concurrent or prior enrollment in GEOL 102.
  • GEOL 160 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.

NOTE: BIOL 111, BIOL 111L, BIOL 212, BIOL 212L, BIOL 213, BIOL 213L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following

  • GEOL 341 Paleontology and Biostratigraphy (4)
    Prerequisites: GEOL 240 and GE Life Science requirement B.1.a.
  • GEOL 428 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology and Petrography (4)
    Prerequisites: GEOL 322; CHEM 111A, B.
  • GEOL 433 Structural Geology (4)
    Prerequisites: GEOL 250, GEOL 322; PHYS 151.
  • GEOL 443 Stratigraphy/Sedimentology (4)
    Prerequisites: GEOL 240, GEOL 322.
  • GEOL 450 Summer Field Geology (4)
    Prerequisites: GEOL 350, GEOL 428, GEOL 433, and GEOL 443.
  • SCED 403 Integrated Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of all credential breadth requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in Science, three-fourths of the credential specializations courses, and consent of instructor.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Geosciences

In addition to meeting the subject matter competence requirement for the Teaching Credential, prospective Geosciences teachers are also required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Students may begin the professional preparation courses as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete many of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be started as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website (www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

The Geosciences Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.


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