The Major in General Science / Elementary
(the description below is valid only prior to Summer, 2009)
A student seeking Pennsylvania certification in elementary education with an interdisciplinary program in general science completed the Learning in Common curriculum, nine science courses of his or her choice selected so that at least one is from each science area (biology, chemistry, earth sciences, and physics), Mathematics 107, Interdisciplinary Studies 320.2, and the following portion of the professional sequence in elementary education: Education 150, 155, 215.2, 217.2, 226, 228, 240.2, 242.2, 325, 326, 328, 374, 375, 376, and 377. In addition, Physical Education 236 and 237 were taken as part of the physical education requirement. Mathematics 125 was a prerequisite for Education 325, and an American history course that fulfilled the M1 requirement was a prerequisite for Education 328. The student must have completed English 101, 102, 103, 104, or 105 as the literature (M2) requirement and Education 150 as the M4 requirement. The student in this curriculum was exempt from the M6 requirement and must have completed only one of the Upper-Division categories. (Education 374, 375, 376, and 377 were electives in this program, but were required for teacher certification from the State of Pennsylvania.)To more easily visualize the program, see the advisor's checklist.