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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Education Major, BS in Education – VolsTeach Secondary STEM Concentration (Middle Grades Science Specialization)


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Progression Requirements

Progression to the VolsTeach Secondary STEM concentration requires a 2.75 cumulative GPA after a minimum of 12 semester credits. Once candidates formally progress to the concentration, they must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 while in the program. Students must earn a grade of B or better in SCED 434 , TPTE 496  , INPG 385 , and TPTE 435 , and a C or better in all math and science content or major courses. Students with less than a 2.75 GPA for two consecutive semesters will be dropped from the program. Students who fail to meet the standards for professional conduct during the course of their fieldwork will not be retained in the major.

uTrack Requirements

Universal Tracking (uTrack) is an academic monitoring system designed to help students stay on track for timely graduation. In order to remain on track, students must complete the minimum requirements for each tracking semester, known as milestones. Milestones include successful completion of specified courses and/or attainment of a minimum GPA. uTrack requirements only affect full-time, degree-seeking students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Education, Education Major – VolsTeach Secondary STEM Concentration (Middle Grades Science Specialization)


Term 1 Hours Milestone Notes
1ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118  3 2.5 GPA
2Arts and Humanities  Elective* 3  
TPTE 115   2  
4Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
3Natural Sciences  Elective* with Lab/6aSTEM Content Elective (Science)* 3-4  
Term 2
1ENGL 102 * 3 2.75 GPA
4Quantitative Reasoning  Elective* 3  
3Natural Sciences  Elective* with Lab/6aSTEM Content Elective (Science)* 3  
5CMST 210  or CMST 217 * 3  
9CSE 200 * 3  
Term 3
1SCED 432 * 3 2.75 GPA
6bSTEM Content Elective (Science) 4 1ENGL 101 * or ENGL 118 *
7Social Sciences  Elective* 3  
12Expanded Perspectives  Elective* 3  
EDPY 301   3  
Term 4
12Expanded Perspectives  Elective*  3 2.75 GPA
6bSTEM Content Elective (Science) 4 4Quantitative Reasoning  Elective*
6cSTEM Content Elective (Science) 4  
10CSE 300 * 3  
ETEC 386   3  
Term 5
SPED 303   3 2.75 GPA
REED 461   3 2Arts and Humanities  Elective*
SCED 434   3  
SCED 445   3  
6cSTEM Content Elective (Science) 4  
Term 6
TPTE 203   3 2.75 GPA
11SCED 472  3 EDPY 301  
6dSTEM Content Elective (Science)  3 ETEC 386  
6dSTEM Content Elective (Science)  3 SPED 303  
SCED 446   3  
Term 7
8,11TPTE 435  9 2.75 GPA
TPTE 489   6  
Term 8
INPG 385   3 2.75 GPA
9Education Elective 3 TPTE 435 *
MEDU 446   3 TPTE 489  
6eSTEM Content Elective (Science)  3  
UNDERGRADUATE TOTAL 120  
1 Three courses from the Written Communication  (WC), First-year composition sequence, 2 courses, 3 credit hours each, and additional written communication course, SCED 432 * 3 credit hours.
2 One course from approved Arts and Humanities  (AH) courses.
3 Two courses from approved Natural Sciences  (NS) courses, one must have a laboratory.
4 Two courses from approved Quantitative Reasoning  (QR) courses.
5 One course from approved Oral Communication  (OC) courses.
6a Science (6-8) BIOL Sequence BIOL 150 *, BIOL 160 * or BIOL 158 , BIOL 168 *.
6b Science (6-8) CHEM Sequence CHEM 122 * and CHEM 123 *; CHEM 132 * and CHEM 133 *.
6c Science (6-8) PHYS Sequence PHYS 135 * and PHYS 136 *.
6d Science (6-8) GEOL Choose 2 from GEOL 100 *, GEOL 101 *, GEOL 102 *, GEOL 103 *, GEOL 104 *.
6e Science (6-8) One additional 200 level courses with prefix BIOL, BCMB, CHEM, GEOL, or PHYS.
7 One course from approved Social Sciences  (SS) courses.
8 One course from Applied Oral Communication  (AOC) courses.
9 One course from Global Citizenship – International  (GCI).
10 Global Citizenship – US  (GCUS).
11 9 hours (minimum 2 courses with different prefixes) from Engaged Inquiries  (EI).
12 Expanded Perspectives  - 6 hours from approved AAH, AH, SS, GCI, GCUS.

* Meets Volunteer Core Requirements .

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