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Middle Level General Science/Math Certification

Students seeking certification in middle-level General Science/Math education (grades 4 through 8) must complete a pre-approved interdepartmental major in general science/Math. The interdisciplinary major in mathematics and elementary general science for middle-level teacher certification consists of twelve course units, including:

  • Mathematics 170, 171, 211 or higher, 216 (writing intensive), 220, and 340
  • Biology 100, 112, or 119
  • Biology 107 or Environmental Studies 112
  • Chemistry 108 or 113
  • Physics 109 or 111
  • two courses chosen from Earth Science 110, 120, or 130

Students must also complete the College’s program of general education, Learning in Common. In the Multidisciplinary (M) categories, students must take History 113 to fulfill the Historical Studies (M1) requirement; Education 131 to fulfill the Literature (M2) requirement; Education 160 to fulfill the Ultimate Questions (M3) requirement; Political Science 110 to satisfy the Economic, Social, and Political Systems (M4) requirement; and Interdisciplinary 110 to fulfill the Cultural Values and Global Issues (M5) requirement. 

The Aesthetic Expression (M6) requirement is waived for these students. In addition, middle-level education students must complete one of the two Upper-Division (U) categories, which may be a part of the major; the other is waived.