Science Endorsement

The Science Endorsement, added onto an existing license, results in a licensure to teach Middle School Science (Grades 5-8).

The Science Endorsement is optional for students earning a professional teaching license. The credits can be taken in addition to a student’s plan of study as their schedule permits, pending noted prerequisites. Students enrolled in education have the opportunity to enroll as a graduate student, however not all courses in the endorsement are offered at a graduate level. The endorsement can be obtained after successful completion of all course requirements.

Science Endorsement

Take one of each of the following:

  • BIOL 1400 Introductory Biology I (4 credits)
    – OR – BIOL 1110 Human Biology (4 credits)
  • BIOL 1500 Introductory Biology II (4 credits) – OR –
    BIOL 1120 Gen Biol/Evol & Ecology (3 credits)
  • CHEM 2211 Principles of Chemistry I (4 credits) – OR –
    CHEM 1111 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 2212 Principles of Chemistry II (4 credits) – OR –
    CHEM 1112 General Chemistry II (4 credits)

Take all of the following:

  • ED 3410 Middle School Science Methods (4 credits)
  • SCI 3100 Integrative Science For Teachers (4 credits)
  • GEOL 1110 Physical Geology (4 credits)
  • ED 4737 Content Area Reading (3 credits)
    20 hours of field experience outside of class
  • ED 3417 Teaching and Learning in the Middle School (3 credits)
    10 hours of field experience outside of class

 Student Teaching:

  • ED 4840 Student Teaching – Special Fields: Middle School (5 credits)*

Total credits: 33-39*

Please note: There is an additional MTLE Content Test for Science Licensure.

*When combined with Elementary Education you will complete a total of 12 Student Teaching Credits.

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