Secondary Certification Teaching Major/Minor Earth Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
GEOG 203Weather and Climate3
GEOL 118
118L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab/Rec
4
GEOL 218
218L
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
4
GEOL 340Remote Sensing3
GEOL 342Physical Oceanography3
GEOL 377Field Methods1
ASTR 130Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR 131Introductory Astronomy Lab1
Electives
Select from the following10
Land Use Planning and Mgmt
Hazardous Waste Management
Environmental Geology
Energy Resources
Groundwater Hydrology
Total Credit Hours32

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 semester hours of courses at UM-Dearborn required for a major.

Program Notes:

  1. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  2. 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.
  3. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  4. 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.
  5. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  6. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 25 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
GEOG 203Weather and Climate3
GEOL 118
118L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab/Rec
4
GEOL 218
218L
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
4
GEOL 342Physical Oceanography3
GEOL 377Field Methods1
ASTR 130Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR 131Introductory Astronomy Lab1
EDD 481Practicum in Science:Secnd Grd1
Electives
Select from the following:5
Land Use Planning and Mgmt
Hazardous Waste Management
Remote Sensing
Environmental Geology
Energy Resources
Groundwater Hydrology
and Groundwater Hydrology Lab
Total Credit Hours25

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.