Secondary Certification Teaching Major/Minor Integrated Science

Major Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester hours is required spread over three of the four subject areas for Integrated Science. The remaining subject area will constitute your minor. You must minor in one of these four disciplines.

Biology

Required Courses
BIOL 130
130L
Intro Org and Environ Biology
and Intro Org & Envir Biol Lab/Rec
4
BIOL 140
140L
Intro Molec & Cellular Biology
and Intr Molec & Cell Biol Lab/Rec
4
Select one course from the following:4
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
General Genetics
Field Biology
Population Genetics & Evolutn
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
Total Credit Hours12

Chemistry

Required Courses
CHEM 134
134L
General Chemistry IA
and General Chemistry IA Lab/Rec
4
CHEM 136
136L
General Chemistry IIA
and General Chem IIA Lab/Rec
4
OR
General Chemistry IIB
and General Chem IIB Lab/Rec
CHEM 225Organic Chemistry I3
Select one of the following:3-4
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry I
Quantitative Analysis
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
Total Credit Hours14-15

Earth Science

Required Courses
GEOL 118
118L
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab/Rec
4
GEOG 203Weather and Climate3
ASTR 130Introduction to Astronomy3
ASTR 131Introductory Astronomy Lab1
Select one course from the following:1-4
Historical Geology
and Historical Geology Lab
Hazardous Waste Management
Remote Sensing
Physical Oceanography
Environmental Geology
Field Methods
Total Credit Hours12-15

Physics

Required Courses
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Physics I
and Introductory Physics I Lab/Dis
General Physics I
and General Physics I Lab/Dis
Select one of the following:4
Introductory Physics II
and Intro Physics II Lab/Dis
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab/Dis
Select one course from the following:4
Contemporary Physics
Instrumentation for Scientists
Mechanics
Electricity and Magnetism
Optics
Thermal and Statistical Physic
Total Credit Hours12

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 hours of UM-Dearborn courses are 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 20 additional hours is required in one of the subject areas: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics. See information under Major-Integrated Science.

Additional Notes:

  1. An overall GPA of 2.75 or better is required for a major.
  2. At least 15 hours of UM-Dearborn courses are required for a major.