Concentration in Geosciences Education with Secondary Teaching Certification
This 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.
Below you will find a sample student schedule, for an Earth System Science (B.S.) major with a concentration in Geoscience Education with Secondary Teaching Certification.
|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|
|ESS Elective||ESS Elective||ESS Elective|
|Education 148||Education 109||Approved Elective|
|Gen. Ed.||Education 158||Education 158|