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Science Education Courses

As a student in the Bachelor of Science with a major in science education program, you will prepare for licensure in the content area of your choice:

Life Sciences/Biology Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Life-Sciences/Biology EducationThe courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDOE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website.

General Education - 42 hours

MA 113 College Algebra
MA 123 or MA 134 Trigonometry or Calculus I
BIO 114 Principles of Biology
CH 104 General Chemistry
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities elective- 3 credit hours
Social Science elective- 3 credit hours
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 or COM 163 Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
CH 114 General Chemistry
Gen Ed elective- 2 credit hours (1 additional credit of gen ed if math course is a three credit)

Additional Requirements - 2 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
Free Electives - 1 credit hour***

Professional Studies Grades 5-12 - 45 Hours

EDU 111 Freshman Practicum
EDU 211 Sophomore Practicum
EDU 232 Educational Psychology-Middle/Secondary
EDU 301 **Instructional Design Practicum
EDU 303 **Instructional Design 
EDU 312 Exceptional Children in the Schools
EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDU 331 **Reading in the Content Area Practicum
EDU 332 **Reading in the Content Area
EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment
EDU 411 Middle School Methods
EDU 412 The Middle School
EDU 422 Middle School Practicum
EDU 431 **Practicum in Teaching—Secondary Science
EDU 442 **Special Methods Secondary Science Teacher
EDU 462 **Educational Measurement
EDU 463 *Educational Media and Technology
EDU 470 **Supervised Student Teaching
EDU 473 Issues in American Public Education
EDU 482** Student Teaching Seminar

Biology Content - 31hours

BIO 124 Principles of Biology II
BIO 154 Human Anatomy
BIO 304 Plant Biology
BIO 314 Animal Biology
BIO 324 Microbiology
BIO 334 Environmental Biology
BIO 343 Cell Physiology
BIO 414 Genetics

Chemistry Curriculum

A total of 120 credit hours are required to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education. The courses you need to complete to be eligible for licensure in Indiana may change from what is presented. New requirements for licensure have been approved by the IDOE/OEEL and the governor. When new standards are developed and additional interpretations of the new licensing requirements are made, changes will be made on this website.

General Education - 42 hours

MA 134 Calculus I
MA 164 Calculus II
CH 104 General Chemistry
CH 114 General Chemistry
PH 224 University Physics I
ENG 153 Introduction to Literature
PSY 113 Principles of Psychology
Humanities elective- 3 credit hours
Social Science elective- 3 credit hours
ENG 103 English Composition I
ENG 113 English Composition II
SP 203 or COM 163 Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
Gen Ed elective- 1 credit hours  

Additional Requirements - 3 credit hours

UE 101 University Experience
Free Electives - 2 credit hour***

Professional Studies Grades 5-12 - 45 credit hours

EDU 111 Freshman Practicum
EDU 211 Sophomore Practicum
EDU 232 Educational Psychology-Middle/Secondary
EDU 301 **Instructional Design Practicum
EDU 303 **Instructional Design
EDU 312 Exceptional Children in the Schools
EDU 322 Culturally Responsive Teaching
EDU 331 **Reading in the Content Area Practicum
EDU 332 **Reading in the Content Area
EDU 362 Classroom Behavior & Environment
EDU 431 **Practicum in Teaching-Secondary Science
EDU 442 **Special Methods Secondary Science Teacher
EDU 462 **Educational Measurement
EDU 463 *Educational Media and Technology
EDU 412 The Middle School
EDU 422 Middle School Methods
EDU 472 Middle School Practicum 
EDU 470 **Supervised Student Teaching
EDU 473 Issues in American Public Education
EDU 482 Student Teaching Seminar

Chemistry Content - 30 credit hours

CH 203/211 Organic Chemistry I and Lab
CH 213/221 Organic Chemistry II and Lab
CH 234 Quantitative Analysis
CH 343Inorganic Chemistry
CH 324 Chemical Instrumental Analysis and Lab
CH 353/351 Physical Chemistry I and Lab
CH 434 Biochemistry I
MA 213 Calculus III

*Course meets general education computer literacy requirement
**Course must be taken at Trine
***Electives are determined in conjunction with an advisor and based on student career objectives.

For a complete description of the above requirements, please go to the Course Catalog.