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2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Earth Science — Elementary, BAE


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Department of Geology, College of Sciences and Technology 

73-85 credits

Introduction/What is the Study of Earth Science - Elementary?

A geoscientist is someone who studies the Earth’s physical makeup and history. Geology is the science that provides the key to finding new sources of useful Earth materials and to understanding Earth processes that affect our lives. Geoscientists provide basic information to society for solving problems and establishing policy for resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety and welfare.

Geoscientists are curious about the Earth. How was it formed? How is it changing? What effects will shrinking glaciers have on the oceans and climate? How do islands form? What makes a continent move? Why did the dinosaurs become extinct? What makes a mountain?

Geoscientists are concerned about the Earth. Is there a global warming trend? How and where should we dispose industrial wastes? How can we fill society’s growing demands for energy and conserve natural resources for future generations.

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 offered through Woodring College of Education.

Why Consider an Earth Science - Elementary Major? 

Do you like to know why and how things work? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you concerned about the environment? Are you interested in travel? Do you like to analyze things? Are science and nature among your favorite subjects? Have you ever wondered why the Earth appears as it does? If you answer “yes” to most of these questions the geosciences may be the career for you.

 Contact Information

Department Chair
Bernie Housen
Environmental Studies 240A
360-650-3581
Bernie.Housen@wwu.edu

Undergraduate Advisor
Theresa Tripp
Environmental Studies 240
360-650-3582
Theresa.Tripp@wwu.edu

Education Advisor
Scott Linneman
Environmental Studies 340
360-650-7207
Scott.Linneman@wwu.edu

Education Advisor
Susan DeBari
Environmental Studies 237
360-650-3588
debari@geol.wwu.edu

Elementary Education
Professional Program Information
Miller Hall 300
360-650-3336
http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Depts/ELED
 

Teacher Education Admissions
Miller Hall 150
360-650-3313
http://www.wce.wwu.edu/admiss
 

Elementary Education Professional Program Advisor and Program Manager
Ellen Kreider
Miller Hall 301D
360-650-7948
Ellen.Kreider@wwu.edu

 Sample Careers

Elementary Teacher

 Major/Career Resources

http://www.wwu.edu/careers/students_choosingamajor.shtml

How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

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 major does not lead to an endorsement in Earth & Space Science.

For more information on the Geology Department go to 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.

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the elementary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

Requirements


Additional Requirements


Elementary Education Professional Program Requirements (103-104 credits)


Department of Elementary Education, Woodring College of Education

Introduction

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree with teacher certification and an endorsement in elementary education must complete the GURs, an approved academic major, and the professional education course work listed below.

Admission and Declaration Process

Admission Requirements 

Grade Requirements

Students must earn a grade of C (2.0) or better in the elementary education professional program and in all courses required for the endorsement.

Departmental Honors


BA or BS students and students in the University Honors program who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or higher meet the requirements for departmental honors. Those students who have completed at least 4 credits of GEOL 490 and have a cumulative GPA higher than 3.20 meet the requirements for departmental distinction.

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