Jul 20, 2018  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19

Life Science Major (B.S.Ed.)


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Major code BS6314

Patton College of Education  
Department of Teacher Education  
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.597.2198
Fax: 740.593.0477
www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/teacher-preparation/department-of-teacher-education/index.cfm

Frans H. Doppen, contact person

doppen@ohio.edu
 

Program Overview

The Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) program includes 9 majors programs: Integrated Language Arts, Integrated Mathematics, Integrated Social Studies, Integrated Science, Earth/Space Science, Life Science, Physical Science - Chemistry, Physical Science - Physics, and Physical Science - Physics and Chemistry. Regardless of the college of the university from which you will graduate, if you wish to be licensed through Ohio University to teach Life Science, you must complete the following program and earn passing scores on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) exams and a Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA). This major prepares you for an Ohio four-year Resident Educator teaching license that qualifies you to teach all Life Science courses in grades 7-12.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

All students pursuing teacher education programs at Ohio University are subject to the Selective Admission and Retention Program in teacher education. Criteria and procedures are available in the Office of Student Affairs, McCracken Hall.

Regional campus students should check with their Office of Student Services or the Dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

Admission to Teacher Candidacy

Candidates must be admitted to Teacher Candidacy before taking any education courses numbered 2000 and above. (Exception EDCT 2030)

Generally, candidates apply for admission to Teacher Candidacy during the second semester of your first year. 

Requirements

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. Completion of 30 semester credit hours with cumulative GPA of 3.00. 
  2. Completion of the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:
    1. Tier I Math course (1M) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    2. Tier I Freshman Composition course (1E) with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    3. EDTE 1000  - Introduction to Teacher Education with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
    4. PSY 1010  - General Psychology with a grade of C (2.0) or higher
  3. Satisfactory test score (only passing scores on one assessment required)
    1. PRAXIS CORE (Academic Skills for Educators) Test.
      • Reading: 156
      • Math: 150
      • Writing: 162
    2. ACT: 21 (comp)
    3. SAT
      • 990 (taken before March 2016)
      • 1070 (taken after March 2016)
  4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D
  5. Submission of results of the tuberculosis skin test (administered by Campus Care or other appropriate office).
  6. New Transfer Students: Transfer CUM GPA may be considered towards Teacher Candidacy.

Admission to Advanced Standing

Candidates must be admitted to Advanced Standing before taking any education courses numbered 3000 or above. Candidates must maintain an overall GPA of 2.75, as well as a 2.75 GPA in each teaching field for which licensure is sought to continue to take education courses numbered 3000 or above. Methods courses can be taken no more than twice. Failure to obtain a satisfactory grade can result in dismissal from the program.

Generally, candidates apply for Advanced Standing in Teacher Candidacy at the end of the second semester of the sophomore year. Athens campus students must attend a group meeting arranged by Patton College Office of Student Affairs, and regional campus students should check with Student Services or the dean’s office on the regional campus for information.

These requirements are subject to change.

  1. General requirements
    1. Completion of 60 semester hours of credit with an overall GPA of 2.75.
    2. Cumulative GPA of 2.75 in each teaching field for which a licensure is sought.
    3. Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of C in each:
      1. EDTE 2020 
      2. EDTE 2010 
      3. EDTE 2000 
    4. Submission of the results of a background check through BCI & FBI. Ohio Revised Code: 3319.291D

Change of Major, Minor, or Certificate Policy

To change to or add this major, contact the Office of Student Affairs.

External Transfer Admission

To obtain information specific to students seeking admission to the program as transfer students from another institution contact the Office of Student Affairs.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

See Program Overview

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education


View the Department-Level Requirements for Teacher Education .

Pre-Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better:

AYA Teacher Candidacy


Complete the following courses with a 2.75 GPA and a grade of C (2.0) or higher in each. Methods courses are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA teacher candidacy:

AYA Professional Internship in Teaching


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or higher in EDPL 4650:

AYA Reading Requirement


Methods Courses


Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each. Methods are included in the 2.75 overall GPA requirement for AYA teacher candidacy.

PBIO Elective


Complete one of the following courses:

Complete one of the following courses:


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