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Grand Valley State University    
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
 
  Dec 18, 2018
 
2018-2019 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science


Requirements for a Major in Integrated Science (Elementary)


The integrated science major is designed for students seeking certification to teach at the elementary school level. It provides the preservice teacher broad exposure in all the sciences and emphasizes the connections among the scientific disciplines, their relationship with technology, and their relevance to society. In order to be certified, students must complete this major and the elementary teaching minor with at least a 2.7 GPA in each. Further, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.7.  Students are advised to take the MDE subject test after they have completed the major with a 2.7 GPA. Students seeking elementary teaching certification should review the integrated science major in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Requirements for a Major in Integrated Science (Secondary)


GVSU’s integrated science secondary education major is for students seeking certification for teaching science in grades 6-12. Integrated science secondary education major that pass the Michigan Department of Education Integrated Science Secondary Test will receive the Integrated Science DI Endorsement, which is in high demand for job placement in the state of Michigan. The endorsement certifies students to teach general science courses at the middle school level, and also discipline specific courses in biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics at the high school level. The integrated science secondary education major prepares students in both a breadth and depth of science content, as well as in science teaching methods, in order to prepare preservice teachers for a broad range of teaching opportunities. In order to be certified students must complete the ISCI secondary education major with a 3.0 GPA and have an overall GPA of 2.7. 

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Integrated Science (Elementary)


Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Integrated Science (Secondary)