Department of Geology, College of Sciences and Technology
The geology department recommends for teaching endorsement those students who have satisfactorily completed requirements for the bachelor’s degree in education with 1) an earth science secondary major or 2) a geology minor combined with a major in one of the other physical or biological sciences.
This program must be accompanied by the professional preparation program in secondary education. See the Secondary Education section of this catalog for program admission, completion, and teacher certification requirements.
This major leads to an endorsement in Earth & Space Science.
Admission and Declaration Process
Declaration of Major
Some 300-level geology courses give preference to majors during Phase I of registration, so it is important to declare a major as early as possible.
Students are admitted to the BA or BS major once they have completed GEOL 211. (NOTE: Grades of D-, D, or D+ are not acceptable for major and supporting courses.) Students must apply to the department for admission to the major.
Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the secondary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.