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Science Secondary Education Certification Program


Requirements for Major in Natural Science with Georgia Secondary School Broad Fields Science Certification (grades 6-12)

PLEASE NOTE:

This program is only available to the classes of 2011, 2012, and 2013 and to those students who were registered in the Records Office prior to July 1, 2010 and designated as majoring in Natural Science with Georgia Secondary School Broad Field Science Certification. All such students should regularly consult with their Education advisor.

 

All other students who desire teaching certification should pursue a B.A. degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics along with the Education Minor, then enroll in the one-year Master of Arts in Teaching program following undergraduate graduation. See Dr. Jim Drexler in the Education Department for details. 


Core Requirements

BIB 111. Old Testament Introduction
3
BIB 142. New Testament Introduction
3
BIB 277-278. Christian Doctrine I, II
6
COR 100. The Christian Mind
2
COR 225-226. Cultural Heritage of the West I, II
6
COR 325. Global Trends for the Twenty-First Century
3
COR 337. Intercultural Experience
1
ENG 111. English Composition
3
Must be completed during first year at Covenant. Exemption permitted with credit from AP language/ composition.
HIS 325. Twentieth-Century World History
3
PE 151. Concepts in PE
2
PE 152. Personal Aerobics
1
Fine Arts Distribution Requirement
3
Foreign Language
8
Proficiency in one year of an elementary-level foreign language. (Note: Students who have taken two years of the same foreign language in high school and attained an average grade of 2.67 or higher on a 4.0 scale are exempted from the foreign language requirement.)
Humanities Distribution Requirement
3
Social Science Distribution Requirement
3

 

General education core subtotal
51

 

Teaching Field


Choose one of the three following options:


Biology Option

BIO 111-112. General Biology I, II
8
BIO 220-221. Human Anatomy and Physiology
8
Or
BIO 320-321. Comparative Anatomy and
8
Comparative Animal Physiology
BIO 242. Cellular and Molecular Biology, or
BIO. 291. Biological Perspectives
3 or 4
BIO 360. Ecology
4
BIO 492. Senior Integration Paper
2
CHE 121-122. General Chemistry
8
MAT 142. Precalculus Mathematics
4
NSC 108. Problems of Geological Science
4
NSC 112. Astronomy
4
PHY 131. General College Physics I
4

Total Biology Option subtotal
49-50

Chemistry Option

BIO 111. General Biology I
4
BIO 112. General Biology II
4
Or
NSC 112. Astronomy
4
CHE 121-122. General Chemistry I, II
8
CHE 323-324. Organic Chemistry I, II
8
CHE 225. Analytical Chemistry
4
CHE 423. Biochemistry
4
CHE 492. Senior Integration Paper
2
MAT 142. Precalculus Mathematics
4
NSC 108. Problems of Geological Science
4
PHY 131-132. General College Physics I, II
8

Total Chemistry Option subtotal
50

Physics Option


BIO 111. General Biology I
4
CHE 121. General Chemistry I
4
CHE 122. General Chemistry II
4
Or
BIO 112. General Biology II
4
MAT 145-146. Calculus I, II
8
MAT 247. Calculus III
4
NSC 108. Problems of Geological Science
4
NSC 112. Astronomy
4
PHY 231-232. General Physics I, II
8
PHY 233. Optics and Modern Physics
4
PHY 351-352. Quantum Mechanics I, II
6
PHY 341. Electromagnetism I
3
PHY 492. Senior Integration Paper
2

 

Total Physics Option subtotal
55

 

Professional Education


EDU 121. Introduction to Teaching
3
EDU 215. Technology for Educators
3
EDU 222. Educational Psychology)
3
EDU 234. Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
3
EDU 322. Nature and Needs of the
3
Early Adolescent Learner
EDU 340. Curriculum and Methods in
4
Secondary School
EDU 361. Education of Exceptional Children
3
EDU 370. History and Philosophy of
3
American Education ‘W’
EDU 411. Educational Assessment
1
EDU 491. Student Teaching Seminar
1
EDU 497-498. Teaching Practicums I, II
Secondary ‘S’
15

Professional Education subtotal
42

Total degree hours for Biology Option
142-143
Total degree hours for Chemistry Option
143
Total degree hours for Physics Option
148

 

(Total hours will vary depending on need to take mathematics prerequisites.)

Note: COR 337. Intercultural Experience may be taken for 1-3 credit hours. It is also possible to be exempt from taking foreign language and/or math based on high school grades or placement scores. If either of these adjustment occur, one or more elective hours may need to be taken in order earn a minimum of 126 hours required for graduation