Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
66-73 credits (preparatory courses and major)
This program is designed to provide necessary depth as well as breadth to teaching majors who wish to specialize in geography in the public school system.
This major satisfies the academic major requirement for teacher certification with an endorsement in elementary education and must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in elementary education. See the Elementary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements. This program is designed to provide necessary depth as well as breadth to teaching majors who wish to specialize in geography in the public school system.
Students wishing to complete a Geography Elementary Education major should complete the general chemistry series during their freshman year and the general biology series during their sophomore year. Prospective environmental science majors are strongly advised to take additional preparatory course work that provides a strong background in chemistry, biology and mathematics. The preparatory courses may be used to fulfill both Huxley College and GUR requirements.
Why Consider a Geography-Elementary Major?
This major prepares students for a concentration in Geography to accompany their courses in Elementary Education.
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Those pursuing the Geography - Elementary, BAE degree may begin as pre-majors in ES 539 in a meeting with the admissions advisor. Preparatory and major requirements differ from those of the other ENVS majors as outlined in this catalog. Those interested in information about elementary education programs may request an appointment through Woodring College of Education in Miller Hall 262.
Students must apply to Huxley College by using the application found here.
A grade of C (2.0) or better is required for courses in the elementary education professional program and all courses required for the endorsement.
All preparatory courses required for admission should be completed on a lettered or numeric grading scale, not P/NP, and must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.