Bachelor of Science in Education with Major in Science

Required 132 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above and 30 which must be from UND) including:

I. Essential Studies Graduation Requirements (see University ES listing).

II. EHD General Graduation Requirements (see EHD listing).

III. The following Science Curriculum:

A. Minimum of 24 semester hours in ONE of the four science areas (biology, chemistry, physics or earth science) through completion of a minor (24)

B. Minimum of 12 semester hours in your choice of each of two other areas as follows, plus a minimum of four semester hours in the fourth area (28)

PHYS 211College Physics I4
College Physics II
College Physics III
PHYS 251University Physics I (Students taking the University Physics I must take Calculus I)4
University Physics II (Requires departmental /instructor approval to waive Calculus II)
University Physics III (Requires departmental /instructor approval to waive Calculus III)
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 115
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory
CHEM 333
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (CHEM 122 Prerequisite)
Earth Science
PHYS 110
Introductory Astronomy
and Introductory Astronomy Lab
GEOL 101
Introduction to Geology
and Introduction to Geology Laboratory
or GEOL 102
The Earth Through Time
and The Earth Through Time Laboratory
GEOG 121
Global Physical Environment
and Global Physical Environment Laboratory
or GEOG 134
Introduction to Global Climate
and Introduction to Global Climate Laboratory
BIOL 150
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
BIOL 151
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
BIOL 312Evolution3
BIOL 332
General Ecology
and Gen Ecology Lab
or BIOL 336 Systematic Botany
or BIOL 315 Genetics
Math (Minimum 8 credits)
Select one of the following Math courses:3-4
College Algebra (For students electing the life science physics option (College Physics 211, 212, 213))
Calculus I (For students taking the physical science physics option (University Physics 251, 252, 253))
Select one of the following Statistics courses:3-4
Introduction to Statistics
Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics

IV. Pre-Admission Courses: 

T&L 250Introduction to Education3
T&L 251Understanding Individuals with Different Abilities3
T&L 339Educational Technology3
T&L 345Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment3
Total Credits12

V. Post-Admission Courses:

To be admitted to the Teacher Education Program, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 and strength of academic record
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 for communication courses (ENGL 110, ENGL 130, COMM 110)
  • Completed 15 credits that apply toward graduation
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (including T&L 250 completed or in process)
  • Satisfactory dispositions (30 hour field experience) report from T&L 250 course
T&L 350Development and Education of the Adolescent3
T&L 400Methods and Materials (Science)3
T&L 401School Safety Science (T&L 400 co-req)1
T&L 486Field Experience (T&L 400 co-req)2
T&L 433Multicultural Education3
T&L 409Reading in the Content Areas3
Total Credits15

VI. Student Teaching & Related Courses:

Prior to being eligible to student teach, students must complete the following prerequisites: 

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in content major
  • Grade of C or better and 3.0 GPA in all T&L courses
  • Submit full background check
  • PRAXIS II completed
  • Satisfactory completion of a field experience
T&L 487Student Teaching13
T&L 489Senior Capstone: Responsive Teaching3
Total Credits16

For state licensure, students must take the following exams: 

  • Minimum scores on a test of basic skills in reading, writing, and math is required for teacher licensure in North Dakota.  There are two options accepted:  1) PRAXIS Core Academic Skills Exam; or 2) ACT score to meet the test of basic skills requirement:  Composite score of 22, Mathematics score of 21, and English Language Arts score of 21.
  • PRAXIS II General Science: Content Knowledge
  • Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT): Grades 7-12