Earth Science/Education 7-12 (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 1914

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Earth Science should file an application form in the Department of Teacher Education during their sophomore year. Once accepted, it is the student's responsibility to seek advisement from the advisors or Chairpersons in the Geology Discipline and Teacher Education. Students intending to teach Earth Science at the secondary school level must successfully complete the requirements of the Teacher Education Program in Earth Science.

Due to changing requirements for New York State Teacher Certification and changes in program and course requirements, it is important that students maintain continuous contact with the Department of Teacher Education and their education advisor, located in Room AC-1D12, (718) 262-2450. Email:

Earth Science Education 7-12


Major Discipline Requirements

74.5 - 75.5 
GEOL115Energy, Resources and the Environment 
GEOL120Our Oceanic Environment 
GEOL140Our Earth* 
GEOL211Structural Geology 
GEOL217Earth History With Paleontology 
GEOL323Field Methods 1.5 
GEOL282Weather and Climate 
CHEM111Principles of Chemistry II 3.5 
CHEM112Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1.5 
PHYS113Physics Laboratory I 
PHYS114Physics Laboratory II 
PHYS115College Physics I 
PHYS116College Physics II 
MATH190Computers in Modern Society 
Choose one of the following 
ASTR201The Solar System 
ASTR202Stars and the Milky Way 

Teacher Education Requirements

Foundation Sequence12 
EDUC271Adolescent and Youth Development 
EDUC283Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning 
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology* 
Choose one of the following 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC340Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs) 
EDUC381Secondary Curriculum and Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Environments: Earth Science 
EDUC395Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Education I: Learning Goals and Assessments 

Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC446Supervised Student Teaching, Earth Science, Grades 7-9. 
EDUC447Supervised Student Teaching, Earth Science, Grades 10-12. 


  • Students must take Math 121, Chemistry 108 and 109 as prerequisites for courses in the Major Discipline Requirements.
  • Physics 101 or 151 can replace Physics 113 and 115, Physics 102 or 152 can replace Physics 114 and 116, Physics 117 can replace Physics 115, and Physics 118 can replace Physics 116