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Towson Uteach

Earth-Space Science Secondary Education Concentration

Typical Four-Year Sequence of Courses

The Department of Physics, Astronomy and Geosciences has prepared a typical sequence of courses that illustrates how a student in the earth-space science secondary education concentration may complete the Towson UTeach requirements and the University Core Curriculum Requirements for graduation in four years. Each student's actual schedule may be somewhat different depending on the student's individual situation. Note that the actual sequence of courses is mainly constrained by the course prerequisites.


Freshman Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS110 Introduction to STEM Teaching I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
1
SEMS 120 Introduction to STEM Teaching II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design 1
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I and
CHEM 131L General Chemistry I Lab (Core Curriculum 7)
3
1
 
MATH 115 Basic Mathematics for the Sciences or
MATH 119 Pre-Calculus or
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications or
MATH 273 Calculus I
(Core Curriculum 3)
3 – 4
GEOL 121 Physical Geology 4 GEOL 123 Historical Geology 4
BIOL 120 Principles of Biology and
BIOL 120L Principles of Biology Lab (Core Curriculum 8)
3
1
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II and CHEM 132L General Chemistry II Lab 3
1
TSEM 102  (Core Curriculum 1)
3
ENGL 102 (Core Curriculum 2) 3
Total
16
Total
15 – 16

Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 230 Knowing and Learning
3
SEMS 240 Classroom Interactions
3
ASTR 161 General Astronomy I
(Core Curriculum 8)
4
ASTR 162 General Astronomy II
4
PHYS 211 General Physics I
4
PHYS 212 General Physics II
4
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Core Curriculum
3
Total
17
Total
17

Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 250 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Core Curriculum 5) 3 SEMS 370 Project-Based Instruction 3
GEOL 357 Physical Oceanography (Offered fall of odd years) 3 GEOG 377 Descriptive Meteorology 4
Geosciences or Geography Elective 3–4 SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas 3
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools 4 Core Curriculum 3
Core Curriculum 3 Core Curriculum 3
Total 16 – 17 Total 16

Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 360 Research Methods
(Core Curriculum 9)
3 SCIE 393 Student Teaching in Secondary Education – Science 12
SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education 3
GEOL 305 Environmental Geology 4 SCIE 430 Seminar in Student Teaching – Science 1
GEOL 331 Mineralogy 4
SCIE 380 Teaching Science in the Secondary School 3    
Total 17 Total 13

In this concentration, the total number of units required for graduation is 127 to 129.



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Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

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