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College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Science (B.S.)

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Elizabethtown College offers a certification program in General Science designed to lead to a general science teaching certificate in grades 7-12 with a major concentration in biology, chemistry, earth science, or physics. The requirements of each concentration include a broad exposure to the other science disciplines and to mathematics. In addition, the program provides training in the techniques of teaching along with actual teaching experience in science classrooms during the professional education sequence to ensure the student has the knowledge of and competence in teaching inquiry-based science. Upon successful completion of the program, students are certified to teach general science courses in middle and secondary schools in Pennsylvania and, by reciprocal agreement, in several other states.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education requires two English courses (one writing and one literature) and two math courses for certification.

For further information, contact the General Science Major Advisor, Dr. Rachel Finley-Bowman, Department of Education.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.


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FY___   SO___   JR___   SR___    

Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

Submit Digication e-portfolio___                                                 

FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

Submit Digication e-portfolio___

Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

The specific requirements for each concentration are:

Suggested first year courses:

Spring semester:


Students must be scheduled for ED 105  in the fall and ED 151  in the spring, before the end of their first year. Completing both before the sophomore year is critical.

All Education majors must complete two English courses (one writing and one literature) and two Math courses (MA prefix) by the end of their sophomore year.

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