Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grades Science Education - S0040

120 Credits

As a science teacher you will help children and young people explore the fascinating world of science, inspiring interest in a field that will dramatically affect our lives in the 21st century. Watch your students’ faces light up as they understand a new concept or become engaged in an experiment. Teaching is truly a meaningful career, and science teaching is especially important as the foundation for a world-class education.

Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Middle Grades Science Education are:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all three (3) parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

  2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

  3. Successful completion of Student Teaching (MAE 4945, EEX 4940, EDE 4940, or SCE 4941).

  4. All Baccalaureate Education majors must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all content area courses within their declared Program of Study. Content area courses are science courses for Middle Grades Science Education majors. Thus, a grade of "C" or higher is required for BSC 2010, BSC 2010L, BSC 2011, BSC 2011L, CHM 1020, CHM 1045, CHM 1045L, CHM 1046, CHM 1046L, PHY 1020, PHY 2053, PHY 2053L, PHY 2054, PHY 2054L, PCB 4043 and PCB 4043L.

Refer to General Education Requirements for additional requirements.

Also required: Completion of all lower-division state-mandated common prerequisites including the Education prerequisite: EDF 2005.

Transfer from Associate Degree: 24 credits

General Education Requirement: 36 credits

Major Concentration Courses: 60 credits

Degree Requirements

Major Concentration (60 credits)

EDF 3214Human Development and Learning

3 credits

EDF 4430Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment

3 credits

EDG 3343Instructional Strategies

3 credits

EDG 4410Classroom Management and Communication

3 credits

EDM 3001Introduction to Middle School

3 credits

EME 3410Integrating Technology in the Classroom

3 credits

CHM 1020Introduction to Chemistry

3 credits

PHY 1020Principles of Physics

3 credits

PCB 4043General Ecology

3 credits

PCB 4043LGeneral Ecology Laboratory

1 credit

RED 3360Teaching Reading in Middle/Secondary Schools

3 credits

SCE 3360Middle School/Secondary Science Methods

3 credits

SCE 3940Teaching Middle School Science Practicum

1 credit

SCE 4942Teaching Secondary Science Practicum

1 credit

SCE 4943Seminar in Science Teaching

3 credits

TSL 3080ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices

3 credits

SCE 4941Student Teaching in Science

10 credits

BSC 2010General Biology I

3 credits

with

BSC 2010LGeneral Biology I Lab

1 credit

Or

CHM 1045General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHM 1045LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

Or

PHY 2053College Physics I

3 credits

PHY 2053LCollege Physics I Lab

1 credit

Also choose:

BSC 2011General Biology II

3 credits

BSC 2011LGeneral Biology II Lab

1 credit

Or

CHM 1046General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHM 1046LGeneral Chemistry II Lab

1 credit

Or

PHY 2054College Physics II

3 credits

PHY 2054LCollege Physics II Lab

1 credit