MSU Billings Catalog

Broadfield Science Teaching Licensure Option Bachelor of Science Degree

All students desiring licensure to teach are required to file an Application for Admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements 131
Professional Core Requirements40
Included in the core students must take:
Assessment in Education
Methods: 5-12 Science
Math and Stats Requirements
Select two courses from the following, one from each rubric:7
Survey of Calculus *
Calculus I *
Introduction to Statistics *
Subtotal7
Biology
BIOB 160Principles of Living Systems *3
BIOB 161Principles Living Systems Lab *1
BIOB 170Principles of Bio Diversity3
BIOB 171Principles Bio Diversity Lab1
BIOB 260Cellular & Molecular Biology3
BIOB 261Cellular & Molecular Biol Lab1
Subtotal12
Chemistry
CHMY 141College Chemistry I *3
CHMY 142College Chemistry I Lab *1
CHMY 143College Chemistry II3
CHMY 144College Chemistry II Lab1
Select one pair of courses from the following:4
Elements of Organic Chemistry
and Elements of Organic Chem Lab
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
and Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Lab I
Subtotal12
Earth Science
GEO 101Intro to Physical Geology *3
GEO 102Intro to Physical Geology Lab *1
GEO 205Mineralogy4
GEO 211Earth History & Evolution3
GEO 212Earth History & Evolution Lab1
Subtotal12
Physics
ASTR 110Introduction to Astronomy *3
ASTR 111Introduction to Astronomy Lab *1
Select either the 205, 207 series or the 220, 232 series8
College Physics I *
College Physics I Lab *
College Physics II
College Physics II Lab
Physics I
Physics I Lab
Physics II & Thermo
Physics II & Thermo Lab
Subtotal12
Internship
Earn a minimum of two credits chosen from the following:2
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Cooperative Educ/Internship
Internship/Cooperative Educ
Subtotal2
Upper Division Science Electives
Selected in consultation with advisor from the following rubrics:13
BCH, BIOB, BIOE, BIOH, BIOM, BIOO, CHMY, ERTH, GEO, PHSX
Subtotal13
Total Minimum Credits128

Certain courses in this program have prerequisites; students should check course descriptions for required prerequisites.

*

May satisfy General Education requirements.

1

Note: 13 credits will be filled from program requirements (7 Natural Science, 3 Mathematics, and 3 Social Sciences) leaving 18 needed in Gen Ed.

Professional Core Requirements 

The Professional Core at Montana State University Billings combines the intellectual foundations of education and the professional knowledge and skills required of all teachers into a coherent sequence of courses. The core provides the basis for understanding the philosophical, historical, cultural, and sociopolitical means by which society attempts cultural transmission and it provides the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills that are essential for effective instruction. It includes the range of human development and learning as they affect instructional planning, evaluation, curriculum design and implementation, performance skills, management of classrooms, direction of students, professional responsibilities, and ethical issues affecting teacher effectiveness.

At different points in its sequence of courses, the Professional Core engages students in supervised practice applying their developing knowledge and skills. By having faculty who hold diverse disciplinary perspectives teach throughout its sequence, the Professional Core encourages students to develop a professionally responsible understanding of the diversity that defines learners and teachers. The student teaching experience completes the sequence and includes both a final look at classroom skills and a capstone seminar.

The Professional Core presents a balanced approach to epistemology from philosophical, psychological, and sociological perspectives. The core is predicated on the evidential nature of knowledge required for the professional practice of education. While the professional practice of education is also informed by belief and intuition, it is ultimately defensible only to the extent that it has evidential support. The Professional Core engages students in both the processes and products of human knowing as such knowing is central to all aspects of education. The Professional Core involves the

  1. creation,
  2. facilitation of change,
  3. transmission, and
  4. application of human knowledge across the diversity of ways in which individuals understand human knowledge.

Secondary and K-12

EDSP 204Intro to Tchng Exceptnl Lrnrs3
EDU 105Education and Democracy *3
EDU 220Human Growth & Development3
EDU 221Educ Psyc & Measurement3
EDU 333Rd & Wrtng Across Curriculum3
EDU 343Strat for Mnging Div Learners2
EDU 354Secondary Junior Field2
EDU 381Curriculum Theory & Design3
EDU 406Phil, Legal & Ethical Issues3
EDU 495AStudent Teaching: K-129
or EDU 495C Student Teaching: 5-12
HTH 412Drugs and Alcohol1
Content Area Methods Course2-3
Total Minimum Credits37-38
*

May satisfy General Education requirements.

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
Fall
BIOB 160
BIOB 161
Principles of Living Systems
and Principles Living Systems Lab
4
CHMY 141
CHMY 142
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
4
Professional Core3
General Educationv
TotalVaries
Spring
BIOB 170
BIOB 171
Principles of Bio Diversity
and Principles Bio Diversity Lab
4
CHMY 143
CHMY 144
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
4
Professional Core3
General Educationv
TotalVaries
Second Year
Fall
BIOB 260
BIOB 261
Cellular & Molecular Biology
and Cellular & Molecular Biol Lab
4
M 171Calculus I4
BIOB 498Internship/Cooperative Educ1
Professional Corev
General Educationv
TotalVaries
Spring
Select one of the following:4
Elements of Organic Chemistry
and Elements of Organic Chem Lab (Spring only)
Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis
and Analyticl Chm Lab-Quant Anlsys (Fall only)
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
CHMY 498Internship/Cooperative Educ1
Professional Corev
General Educationv
TotalVaries
Third Year
Fall
Physics sequence4
GEO 101
GEO 102
Intro to Physical Geology
and Intro to Physical Geology Lab
4
Science elective5
Professional Corev
TotalVaries
Spring
ASTR 110
ASTR 111
Introduction to Astronomy
and Introduction to Astronomy Lab
4
Physics sequence4
GEO 211
GEO 212
Earth History & Evolution
and Earth History & Evolution Lab
4
Science elective4
Professional Corev
TotalVaries
Fourth Year
Fall
GEO 205Mineralogy4
General Educationv
Professional Corev
Science elective4
TotalVaries
Spring
General Educationv
Professional Corev
EDU 383Assessment in Education3
TotalVaries