To apply to the following three minors, please fill out this form and turn in to the Science Education Secretary in Room 107, Science building.
Broad Area Science Teaching Minor
This minor is restricted to students working on a teaching major in biology, chemistry, Earth science or physics. Science teaching majors must complete the appropriate courses in the three disciplines shown below that are outside their major. For example, a biology major would need to fulfill the chemistry, Earth science and physics requirements. If you are interested in this minor, please see a science education advisor as soon as possible. This program may result in students taking more than four years to complete their degree. Students completing this minor are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students must pass the WEST-E exam for Science to receive the Science endorsement.
For courses in the Broad Area Science minor click here.
Elementary Education Minor
Admission to this minor is limited to students majoring in elementary education, early childhood education or special education. This minor does not lead to endorsement as a specialized science teacher. There are three main goals for this minor. Students who complete this minor will: 1. develop a deeper understanding of the earth, life and physical sciences; 2. build an appreciation for the variety of methods in different fields of science; and 3. acquire skills and knowledge leading to quality teaching of a variety of science subjects.
For courses in the Elementary Education minor click here.
Middle Level Science Teaching Minor
This minor is designed for students who wish to teach science at the middle level (grades 4-9). Completion of this minor results in a middle level science endorsement. The coursework provides experiences in science content and pedagogy including field experience and addresses the Washington State Competencies for Middle Level Science Teachers. This minor is open only to students working on or currently holding teaching endorsements in elementary education or in secondary biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, or mathematics. Students working on or currently holding an endorsement in Secondary Mathematics must complete SCED 324 prior to finishing this minor. Students must be admitted into the Teacher Preparation Program prior to acceptance into this minor. Students completing this minor are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and disposition proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students must pass the West-E exam for Middle Level Science to receive the Middle Level Science endorsement.
For courses in the Middle Level Science Teaching minor click here.
Please call or visit the Math Department for inquiries about the Middle Level Math Minor.