Earth Science Certificate Program

Certificate Program in Earth Science (30 Credits)

The Certificate in Earth Science is structured to provide a strong foundation in Earth science content. The program is intended for certified teachers of other science areas who plan to obtain a second certification in Earth Science as well as holders BA or BS degrees who seek a foundation in Earth science before applying to a Masters of Education program.

22 Credits in Required Courses:

GEO 167Earth Evolution

3

GEO 168Earth Evolution Laboratory

1

GEO 228Weather and Climate

3

GEO 229Weather and Climate Laboratory

1

GEO 245Earth Materials

4

GEO 301Earth Science for Educators

4

GEO 4500Topics in Earth Science

2

AST 117Astronomy of Stellar Systems

4

8 Credits to be chosen from the following:

GEO 236Environmental Geology

4

GEO 340Natural Hazards and Disasters: A Multidisciplinary Approach

3

GEO 341Natural Hazards and Disasters Laboratory

1

GEO 345Environmental Hydrology

4

GEO 370Regional Field Geology and Mapping Techniques

4

GEO 448Plate Geotectonics

4

GEO 490Honors in Geology

One semester; 2, 3, or 4 credits (may be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.)

Other courses may be substituted with department permission.