Science Studies

Please refer to Elementary School Certification Program for additional degree requirements.

Major Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses 1
EXPS 220Science in the Elem School3
NSCI 231Inquiry: Physical Science (see Note #3 below)3
NSCI 232Inquiry:Earth/Planet Science (see Note #3 below)3
NSCI 233Inquiry: Life Science (see Note #3 below)3
EXPS 420Science Capstone3
NSCI 331Phy. Sci. & Everyday Thinking3
NSCI 332Inquiry: Mich Earth Science3
NSCI 333Inquiry: PBL in Life Science3
Physical Science3-4
Earth/Planetary Science3-4
Life Science3-4
Total Credit Hours33-36
1

BIOL 240/BIOL 242 and NSCI 120/NSCI 121 cannot be used for science credit.

Major Notes:

  1. 15 semester hours required at UM-Dearborn.
  2. 6 semester hours required in courses at the 300 level or above.
  3. Transfer students - 2 natural science courses may be transferred to UM-Dearborn:
    a) an introductory physical science will satisfy NSCI 231;
    b) an introductory earth/planetary science will satisfy 
    NSCI 232;
    c) an introductory life science course will satisfy 
    NSCI 233.
  4. Astronomy satisfies Earth/Planetary Science requirement.

Program Notes:

  1. All College of Education, Health, and Human Services undergraduate students are required to take the Composition Placement Test by the end of the first semester they are enrolled in classes.
  2. Students transferring in COMP 105 or COMP 106, but receiving the prescription of 099 from the Composition Placement Test, must complete COMP 227 before taking EDD courses.
  3. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in optional minor(s), and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  4. For admission to Phase III of the teacher certification program, passing scores on all three sections of the MTTC Professional Readiness Examination and/or State of Michigan-approved PRE alternative measures (if taken prior to September 23, 2017), or the Scholastic Aptitude Test benchmarks of 480 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 530 in Mathematics are required.
  5. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  6. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  7. The minimum number of semester hours required to graduate is 128.
  8. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  9. Students must meet Dearborn Discovery Core requirements.  See http://umdearborn.edu/696973/ for details

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 24 semester hours from the following:

Required Courses 1
EXPS 220Science in the Elem School3
NSCI 231Inquiry: Physical Science (see Note #2 below)3
NSCI 232Inquiry:Earth/Planet Science (see Note #2 below)3
NSCI 233Inquiry: Life Science (see Note #2 below)3
EXPS 420Science Capstone3
NSCI 331Phy. Sci. & Everyday Thinking3
NSCI 332Inquiry: Mich Earth Science3
NSCI 333Inquiry: PBL in Life Science3
Total Credit Hours24
1

NSCI 120/NSCI 121 and / cannot be used for science credit.

Program Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. Transfer students - 2 natural science courses may be transferred to UM-Dearborn:
    a) an introductory physical science will satisfy 
    NSCI 231;
    b) an introductory earth/planetary science will satisfy 
    NSCI 232;
    c) an introductory life science course will satisfy 
    NSCI 233.
  3. Astronomy satisfies Earth/Planetary Science requirement.
  4. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once a year and in the term prior to graduation.

  5. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  6. In order to be recommended for endorsements, students must pass the appropriate MTTC exam in addition to completing the coursework.
  7. MTTC test scores must be reported by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services.  No hand carried scores will be accepted.