A person with a broad field science license may teach any science class, middle-school level through grade 10, and any basic science class in grades 11-12 which is not a college-preparatory course, advanced placement (AP) course, or an elective course with more depth of content than a basic course. However, you may teach advanced courses in your areas of concentration.
Broad Science Certification 63 Total Credits
Required Courses: 45 cr. hrs.
BIOL 110 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany 3 cr.
BIOL 230 General Zoology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
GEOL 101 Introductory Geology 3 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ISCI 497 Interdisciplinary Capstone in Science 2 cr.
ESM 300 Environmental Education 3 cr.
or GEOG 300 Environmental Education
Choose either sequence A or B below:
A. PHYS 151 Algebra-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 152 Algebra-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 156 Algebra-Based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 157 Algebra-Based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.
B. PHYS 161 Calculus-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 166 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory I 1 cr.
PHYS 162 Calculus-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 167 Calculus-Based Physics Laboratory II 1 cr.
Directed Electives: (complete concentrations in two areas) 13-15 cr. hrs.
Biology: 6 cr. hrs.
BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 310 Identification of Plants 3 cr.
Chemistry: 7 cr. hrs.
CHEM 230 General Organic Chemistry
or CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I 1 cr.
CHEM 251 Analytical Chemistry 2 cr.
CHEM 256 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 cr.
Geology: 8 cr. hrs.
GEOL 230 Mineralogy 4 cr.
GEOL 327 Geomorphology and Glacial Geology (writing intensive) 4 cr.
Physics: 7 cr. hrs.
PHYS 264 Modern Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 300 level or higher, excluding 361 and 362 3 cr.
Electives: 3-5 cr. hrs.
Select from BIOL, CHEM, GEOL, PHYS
Arts and Sciences as listed for CEPS. Up to two of these courses may be double counted in the General Education program, depending on your specific course of study.