2022-2023 University Catalog 
    
    Aug 19, 2022  
2022-2023 University Catalog

Secondary Education, Earth Science Concentration, B.S.E.


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Secondary Education, B.S.E.


(Grades 9 through 12)

Requirements For B.S.E. Major — 58 Hours, 2.0 Cumulative; 3.00 Content; and 3.00 Professional Education GPA


No grade lower than a “C” in education core.

Students seeking secondary certification must select one of the following areas of certification:

Total 38-39 cr.


Education Requirements


There are specific general education courses required for teacher certification in the state of Missouri, therefore it is imperative the student speak with his or her education advisor regarding these course requirements prior to enrollment. All requirements (i.e., admission within the program and exit) are subject to change as per the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Criteria for Admission to the School of Education

Meeting these minimum requirements states that the applicant is eligible for admission consideration, but does not guarantee admission.

  • 3.0 GPA in content courses (Middle School and High School programs)
  • 3.0 Professional Education GPA
  • Successful completion of MA120  or MA135  or equivalent, EN105  and EN106   
  • MoGEA passing scores (passed within 2 years of admission date) or approved ACT Composite Score (taken within 5 years of application for admission to the School of Education). Transfer students with a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution are exempt.

Procedure for Request for Admission to the School of Education

  • Application for Admission to the School of Education
  • Letter of recommendation from a professional outside of the School of Education (submitted electronically or in a sealed/signed envelope)
  • Two disposition evaluations completed by SOE faculty with ratings of “target” or “acceptable”
  • Self-disposition evaluation
  • Missouri Highway Patrol and FBI Fingerprint check

Criteria and Procedure for Admission to Directed Teaching

School of Education faculty must approve all student teaching requests.

  • Completed Application for Directed Teaching
  • Updated Missouri Highway Patrol and FBI Fingerprint check
  • 3.0 GPA in content courses (Middle School, High School programs, and K-12 Spanish and Art)
  • 3.0 Professional Education GPA

 

All students, including Certification and Certification Only, must apply for admission, and meet admission requirements of the School of Education; all students are required to complete professional education sequence classes.

Liberal Education Requirements 40 CR.


Writing Seminar 6 cr.


EN105  and EN106   

Math Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

MA120 MA135 , or higher math course excluding MA208   

Science with a lab Requirement 4 cr.


Select one of the following:

BI101 , BI111 , BI211 , BI212 , BI223 , BIO221 , BIO225 , BIO325 , BIO327 , BIO330 , BIO337L  and BIO337 , BIO350 , BIO400 , BIO410 , BIO411 , BIO417 , CH101 , CH105 , CH107L  and CH107 , CH108L  and CH108 , CH317L  and CH317 , CH318L  and CH318 , CH328 , CH329 , CH337L  and CH337 , CH405 , CH440 , GGP115 , GGP205 , GO130 , GO141 , GO151 , GO200 , GO310 , GO320 , GO330 , PY155 , PY156 , PY205 , or PY206 

Ethics Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

AC435 , CA302 , CS300 , EDU310 , MG495 , NS306 , PA380 , PH102 , PH221 , PH224 , PH308 , PS220 , SO220 , SW492 

Communications Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

CA103 CA105 , or TH105   

Citizenship Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

PO200 PO210 HIS111 HIS112 , or HIS113   

Humanities Requirement 6 cr.


Select one of the following Art or English: 

AR115 , AR215 , AR216 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 

And one of the following:

AR115 , AR215 , AR216 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 , CA104 , CA116 , CA235 , FR201 , ML235 , ML251 , PH101 , PC202 , PH205 , RE109 , SP110 , SP201 , SP202 , TH100 , TH101 , TH201 , TH216 

Natural Science Requirement 3 cr.


Select one of the following:

BI214 , CH101 , CH102 , CH105 , CH107  CH107L , CH108  CH108L , GGP115 , GGP120 , GGP205 , GO125 , GO130 , GO141 , GO151 , GO200 , NS220 , NS241 , PY101 , PY155 , PY156 , PY205 , or PY206 

*Computer Science and PE courses excluded.

Social Science Requirement 6 cr.


Select two of the following:

AN100 , CJ100 , CJ200 , EC141 , EC142 , EDU210 , FI201 , GGH110 , GGH200 , HIS104 , HIS105 , PO216 , PS101 , PS125 , PS205 , SO141 , SO206 , or SW205 

Seminar: Integrative & Interdisciplinary Learning 3 cr.


Select one of the topics for LE300*   

Graduation Requirements


Student Seminar 3 cr.


LE100 First-Year Seminar  (required for all incoming first-time freshman and highly encouraged for transfer students)

Upper Division Hours 36 cr.


36 hours upper division (300 - 400) level course work

Writing Across the Curriculum 9 cr.


3 credit hours of Professional Writing (EN306*  or equivalent from the list below) plus 6 credit hours of Writing Intensive coursework are required.

EN306A , EN306B , EN306C , EN307 , EDU300 , CJ450 , HIS455 , MG306 , NS306 , PA430 , PO405 , PS300 , PS406 , or SO310 

 

6 credit hours to fulfill the Writing Intensive requirement must be chosen from among the courses designated in the catalog as “WI” (Writing Intensive ), composed as follows:

  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course outside the student’s major(s); that is, the course must be offered by a program other than the one(s) that house(s) the student’s major area of study at the time the course is taken.
  • 3 of the credit hours must come from a WI course that is offered by the student’s major program; that is, the course must be offered by the same program that houses the student’s major at the time the course is taken.

AR316 , AR498 , BIO498 , CA218 , CA318 , CH342 , CJ221 , CS300 , EDU310 , EN201 , EN221 , EN232 , EN234 , EN490 , FW190 , GGP350 , HIS261 , HIS453 , LE410 , MA301 , ML251 , MG495 , NUR460 , PA432 , PO210 , PS315 , SO141 , SP320 , SW325 

Additional Requirements


Park University grants the Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Bachelor of Public Administration, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Music Degree upon completion of the following requirements:

  • Completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative 2.0 GPA (or higher dependent on major).
  • A minor for Geography, B.S.  and Information Systems, B.S.  majors.
  • Satisfaction of all requirements for a major.
  • Completion of degree specific requirements.
  • Completion of Liberal Education requirements.
  • Completion of residency requirement, 30 hours of earned and graded (A, B, C, D) college hours at Park University. At least 15 of these 30 hours must be in the major.
  • Submission of an Application for Graduation.

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