Bloomsburg University Academic Programs
Academic Catalog

Secondary Education - Earth and Space Science

Effective Fall 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Earth and Space Science must declare majors in both Geoscience (Earth Science) and Secondary Education (Earth and Space Science) and complete the full Geoscience (Earth Science) course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements.

A total of 129 Credits is required for a bachelor of science in education with a specialization in Earth and Space Science. Required courses include:


50.114 Concepts Biology

51.120 Physical Geology

51.130 Historical Geology

51.255 Meteorology

51.259 Oceanography

52.115 Chem for the Sciences 1

52.116 Chem for the Sciences 2

54.110 Astronomy

54.111 Introductory Physics I

54.112 Introductory Physics II

Secondary Education

Choose one of the following three courses:
60.204 Educational Computing and Technology
60.350 Instructional Design Systems
60.351 Virtual Learning Communities

60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

60.406 Multicultural Education

60.453 Teaching of Science

60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

70.275 Linking Assessment

70.358 Methods of Instruction

General Education

Among 50 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

20.101 Composition I

20.201 Composition II or a Writing Intensive Course:

20.131 The Bible as Literature
20.151 Introduction to Literature
20.152 Literature and Society
20.156 Popular Literature
20.226 European Literature I
20.227 European Literature II
20.236 American Literature I
20.237 American Literature II
20.246 British Literature I
20.247 British Literature II
20.256 Non-Western Literature I
20.257 Non-Western Literature II
Choose one of the following two courses
25.103 Public Speaking
25.104 Interpersonal Communication

45.211 Principles of Sociology

48.101 General Psychology

48.212 Adolescent. Psychology

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

72.415 ELL: Basics of Language and Communications or

79.494 ELL: Strategies and Methods

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy.

Among natural sciences and mathematics requirements, three departments must be represented from Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Chemistry; Geography and Geosciences; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Technology, including one mathematics course from the following:

53.113 Precalculus
53.123 Essentials of Calculus
53.125 Calculus I
53.126 Calculus II

Students should select remaining credits from approved list of Earth and Space Science electives:

51.261 Mineralogy

51.262 Petrology

51.320 Remote Sensing of the Earth

51.360 Paleontology

51.365 Geomorphology

51.369 Structural Geology

51.370 Principles of Hydrology

51.451 Field Tech in Earth & Space Sciences

51.470 Groundwater Hydrology

51.420 Planetary Geology