Minor in Science Education
The minor in science education provides a broad background in the physical and natural sciences for teacher candidates.
The specified courses in this minor encompass the K-8 science curriculum content. In addition, students complete a methods course that requires them to draw common themes from across the sciences and to apply them in a classroom context.
- Students must be admitted to a teacher education program
- Minimum of five courses
- One course from each of the science subject areas plus a methods course is required
- All courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher and a 2.75 minor GPA
- At least three courses must be completed at Elmhurst College
One course in each of the following categories is required.
- BIO 100 Principles of Biology
- BIO 104 Human Biology
- BIO 105 Environmental Biology
- *BID 100 (BIO/CHM) Water and Energy: Resources for a Sustainable Future
- *BID 103 (BIO/GEO) Ocean Studies
or *BID 106 (BIO/CHM)Forensic Science
- CHM 100 Chemistry in the Natural World
- CHM 105 Chemistry of Color
- CHM 110 Chemistry and Issues in the Environment
- CHM 113 Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability
- *CHM/PHY 107 Physical Science Concepts for K-8 Teachers (Spring Term)
- *BID 100 (BIO/CHM) Water and Energy
or *BID 106 (BIO/CHM) Forensic Science
- GEO 102 Earth System Science
- GEO 105 Introduction to Atmospheric Science
or *BID 103 (BIO/ GEO) Ocean Studies
- PHY 101 Physical Science (Spring Term)
- PHY 212 Introduction to Astronomy or CHM/PHY 107 Physical Science Concepts for K-8 Teachers (Spring Term)
- SEC 463 Natural Science: Special Methods (6-12) (Fall Term)
*A bidisciplinary (BID) or cross-listed course can only fulfill the requirements for one category. For example, you can only use BID 106 (BIO/CHM Forensic Science) for either the required biology course or the required chemistry course (not for both).