AYA Earth Science/Physics Licensure, BA

Bachelor of Arts in Education, Adolescent to Young Adult Earth Science/Physics Licensure (Grades 7-12) (530600BA)

More on the Adolescent to Young Adult Earth Science/Physics Licensure major

School of Education Admission Requirements For Those Persons Seeking State of Ohio Licensure

All students must complete the following requirements for admission:

  1. School of Education Application for Admission. Responses to the questions on the application will help School of Education advisors offer the most effective and efficient advisement. It will also help advisors know students as individuals with unique backgrounds and experiences. Applications are available online at: http://www.uakron.edu/education/academic-programs/how-to-apply.dot.
  2. Intercollege Transfer (Undergraduate students only). Those students enrolled in another college wishing to complete degree requirements in the School of Education should see their advisor to initiate an intercollege transfer to the School of Education. Those students may not access School of Education core courses prior to admission. Students planning to complete teacher education as part of their degree requirements in another college need not complete an ICT.
  3. Grade Point Average of 3.0 or better overall and 2.5 or better overall in prerequisite credit hours from specific courses identified by the School.
  4. Evidence of competency in reading comprehension and writing as demonstrated by one of the following:
    1. A composite ACT score of 21 or higher, or
    2. A composite SAT-R score of 1060 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
    3. A grade of "B" or higher in a course that meets the University's General Education English Composition I requirement.
  5. Evidence of competency in mathematics as shown by one of the following:
    1. A composite ACT score of 21 or higher, or
    2. A composite SAT-R score of 1060 (Math and Verbal) or higher, or
    3. A grade of "B" or better in a minimum of 3 credits of mathematics that meets the University's General Education mathematics requirement.
  6. Signed Criminal Background Check Acknowledgment Form

The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education
Zook Hall, Room 002
Akron, Ohio 44325-4201
(330) 972-7750

The following information has official approval of The LeBron James Family Foundation School of Education and The Buchtel College of Arts & Sciences, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor. 

Requirements

Summary

General Education Requirements34
Professional Education Requirements for Undergraduate Science Students39-44
Content Requirements for Earth Science/Physics Licensure Students73
Additional Major Electives *9-4
Total Hours155

Recommended General Education Courses

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree must complete the following General Education coursework. Diversity courses may also fulfill major or Breadth of Knowledge requirements. Integrated and Applied Learning courses may also fulfill requirements in the major.
Students are not required to enroll in the specific courses listed below. However, to facilitate successful degree completion, the academic department strongly encourages completion of the following recommendations.
Academic Foundations12
Mathematics, Statistics and Logic: 3 credit hours
Speaking: 3 credit hours
Introduction to Public Speaking
Effective Oral Communication
Writing: 6 credit hours
English Composition I
English Composition II
Breadth of Knowledge 22
Arts/Humanities: 9 credit hours
Natural Sciences: 7 credit hours
Social Sciences: 6 credit hours
Diversity
Domestic Diversity
Global Diversity
Integrated and Applied Learning
Select one class from one of the following subcategories:
Complex Issues Facing Society
Capstone
Review the General Education Requirements page for detailed course listings.
Total Hours34

Professional Education Requirements for Undergraduate Science Students 1

Phase One:
5100:200Introduction to Education3
5100:220Educational Psychology3
5300:100Orientation to the AYA/P-12 Multi-Age Programs0
5300:320Introduction to Teaching in the Content Area3
5300:420Instructional Techniques in Secondary Education3
5300:421Instructional Techniques in Secondary Education - II3
5500:308Instructional Design and Assessment6
5500:430Clinical Teaching I3
5500:431Clinical Teaching II3
5500:440Literacy in the Content Areas3
5610:225Introduction to Exceptionalities3
Phase Two:
5300:495Student Teaching: Secondary Education 26-11
Total Hours39-44

Content Requirements for Earth Science/Physics Licensure Students 1

Science Core
3100:111Principles of Biology I4
3100:112Principles of Biology II4
3150:151Principles of Chemistry I3
3150:152Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory1
3150:153Principles of Chemistry II3
3370:101Introductory Physical Geology4
3370:102Introductory Historical Geology4
Elementary Classical Physics
3650:291Elementary Classical Physics I4
3650:292Elementary Classical Physics II4
Earth Science
3370:137Earth's Atmosphere & Weather1
3370:200Environmental Geology3
3370:201Exercises in Environmental Geology I1
3370:203Exercises in Environmental Geology II1
3370:371Oceanography4
3370:455Field Studies in Geology3
or 3370:499 Research Problems in Geology
Mathematics
3450:221Analytic Geometry-Calculus I4
3450:222Analytic Geometry-Calculus II4
3470:260Basic Statistics3
Physics and Earth Science
3650:130Descriptive Astronomy4
Physics
3650:133Music, Sound & Physics4
or 3650:137 Light
3650:267Life Science Physics Computations I1
or 3650:293 Physics Computations I
3650:301Elementary Modern Physics3
3650:322Intermediate Laboratory I3
3650:323Intermediate Laboratory II3
Total Hours73

Additional Requirements to Add Integrated Science Licensure

These courses are not required for the Earth Science/Physics Licensure

General Ecology
Introductory Human Physiology
Organic Chemistry Lecture I
Organic Chemistry Lecture II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I