Concentration in Geosciences Education with Secondary Teaching Certification

This nationally ranked concentration allows students pursuing the B.S. in Earth System Science to earn a bachelor's degree and complete the required course work and field experience for a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential at the same time.

In addition to the requirements listed above, students must complete the following courses:

  • Physical Sciences 5 and 105, Chemistry or Physics 193,
  • Logic and Philosophy of Science 60,
  • Education 55, 109, 143A, 143B, 148, and two quarters of 158.

With careful, early planning, it is possible for students to complete the bachelor's degree and the secondary teaching certification in four years. For additional information about teacher certification requirements and enrollment procedures, see page 384 in the University of California, Irvine General Catalog. Interested students are strongly encouraged to contact the Physical Sciences Student Affairs Office or the Cal Teach Resource and Advising Center.

Sample Schedule

Math 2A Math 2B Math 2D or 2J
Chemistry 1A Chemistry 1B Chemistry 1C, 1LC
ESS 1 Gen. Ed. Gen. Ed.
Elective Physical Sciences 5 Elective
ESS 51 ESS 53 ESS 55
Physics 3A Physics 3B, 3LB Physics 3C, 3LC
Chemistry 1LD Chemistry 193 Logic & Philo. Sci. 60
Physical Sciences 105   Gen. Ed.
ESS 116 ESS Elective ESS 114
ESS 191 Approved Elective ESS Elective
Education 55 Education 143A Education 143B
Gen. Ed. Elective  
ESS Elective ESS Elective ESS Elective
Education 148 Education 109 Approved Elective
Gen. Ed. Education 158 Education 158