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 
GEOL115 Energy, Resources and the Environment 
GEOL120 Our Oceanic Environment 
GEOL140* Our Earth 
GEOL211 Structural Geology 
GEOL217 Earth History With Paleontology 
GEOL225 Mineralogy 
GEOL323 Field Methods  1.5 
GEOL282 Weather and Climate 
GEOL411 Sedimentation 
CHEM111 Principles of Chemistry II  3.5 
CHEM112 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory  1.5 
PHYS151 University Physics I 
PHYS102 College Physics II 
MATH190 Computers in Modern Society 
Choose one of the following  
ASTR201 The Solar System 
ASTR202 Stars and the Milky Way 

Teacher Education Requirements

Foundation Sequence 12 
EDUC271 Adolescent and Youth Development 
EDUC283 Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning 
EDUC230 Teaching with Multimedia Technology* 
Choose one of the following  
PHIL202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC340 Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs) 
EDUC381 Secondary Curruculum and Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Envirnments: Earth Science 
EDUC395 Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Education I: Learning Goals and Assessments 

Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC446 Supervised Student Teaching, Earth Science, Grades 7-9. 
EDUC447 Supervised Student Teaching, Earth Science, Grades 10-12. 

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