Geological Sciences

Earth & Space Science Education

Earth & Space Science Education
Hours84 - 86 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

This major is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools. In order to graduate with this major, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.
For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
requirement 2 Complete 2.0 hours from the following course(s)
Take 4 times.
requirement 6 Complete 2 options
Professional Education Component:
Licensure requirements: Contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426, to schedule the final interview to clear your application for the secondary teaching license. You should be registered for your last semester at BYU prior to the scheduled appointment.
Note: Fingerprinting and FBI clearance must be completed before enrollment in Phy S 377.
option 6.2 Complete 12.0 hours from the following course(s)
Student teachers/interns must complete three forms in their Educator accounts (PIBS, CDS, FED) and attach their TWS to the Educator account for their program. All four must be completed to be cleared for graduation.
Program Outcomes: 

Earth and Space Science Fundamentals

Obtain a broad, basic knowledge of the earth and space sciences. (BYU AIMS 1,2,3)

Instructional Design and Development

Be able to design and develop inquiry-based science units. (BYU AIMS 2,4)

INTASC Standards

Understand and apply the goals and standards of Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC). (BYU AIMS 2,3,4)

Teaching Sensitive Concepts

Understand how to teach sensitive scientific concepts such as evolution by means of natural selection, age of the Earth and solar system and the Big Bang in the public school setting.

Professional and Moral Practice

Understand and apply the Moral Dimenstions of Teaching as embraced by the McKay School of Education (BYU AIMS 1,2,3,4)