UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Broad Field Science Licensure

Students desiring licensure to teach science at the early adolescence through adolescence level must complete the Broad Field Science major. The program encompasses biology, chemistry, and physics, and leads to certification in secondary or middle school education. In addition to science courses, students must complete professional education courses to earn teaching licensure.

A person with a broad field science (BFS) license may teach any science class, middle-school level through grade 10, and any basic science class in grades 11-12 which is not a college-preparatory course, advanced placement (AP) course, or an elective course with more depth of content than a basic course. However, graduates may teach advanced courses in their science major (Biology, Chemistry or Physics).

Students interested in certification in these programs should consult the Secondary Education Handbook for Undergraduates at www.uwrf.edu/CEPS/ for the detailed requirements for various levels of certification in Wisconsin.

Biology

Broad Field Science Licensure: Biology

 
Professional Education Required Courses:

TED 100 - Intro to Education (3 credits)TED 212 - Educational Psychology: Middle & Secondary Education (5)TED 252 - Foundations of Multicultural Education (3)TED 414 - Development of the Transescent (4)SPED 330 - Introduction to Special Education (3)TED 434 - Techniques in Science (3)TED 462 - Content Area Literacy in Middle & Secondary Science (3)TED 465 - Secondary Science Classroom Management Strategies (3)TED 420 - School & Society (3)TED 473 - Student Teaching: Middle SchoolTED 474 - Student Teaching: Secondary Education

Broadfield Science Core Required Courses:

BIOL 150 - General Biology (3 credits)       or BIOL 160 - General Biology Freshman Research Focus (4)CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I (5) or CHEM 120 - Introduction to General Chemistry (6)CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (5)PHYS 117 - Basic Astronomy (3)PHYS 121 - Algebra-Based Physics I (5) & PHYS 122 – Algebra-Based Physics II (5)or PHYS 131 - Calculus-Based Physics I (5) & PHYS 132 - Calculus-Based Physics II (5)

Required Supporting Courses

Choose one of the following sequences:GEOL 269 - Environmental Geology (3), GEOL 102 -Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1),ESM 302 - Broadfield Science Environmental Education Lab (1)orESM 300 - Environmental Education (3), GEOL 101 - Introduction to Geology (3), GEOL 102 -Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1)orESM 300 - Environmental Education (3), GEOL 269 - Environmental Geology (3), GEOL 102 - Introduction to Geology Laboratory (1)

Biology Core Required Courses:

BIOL 110 - Freshman Colloquium (1)BIOL 210 - General Botany (3)BIOL 230 - General Zoology (3)BIOL 240 - Cell & Molecular Biology (3)BIOL 350 - Genetics & Evolution (3)BIOL 360 - Ecology (3)BIOL 471 - Lab Experiences (3)

Advanced Biology Electives

Choose 14 credits from:BIOL 243 (2), BIOL 295 (2), BIOL 296 (2), BIOL 305 (3), BIOL 307 (2), BIOL 310 93), BIOL 324 (4),BIOL 333 (3), BIOL 341 (4), BIOL 342 (4), BIOL 344 (4), BIOL 345 (3), BIOL 351 (3), BIOL 353 (3),BIOL 354 (3), 364 (3), BIOL 434 (3), BIOL 444 (3), BIOL 451 (4), BIOL 453 (3), BIOL 481 (1), BIOL 499 (1-3)

Chemistry

Broad Field Science Licensure: Chemistry

 

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 4 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics 1 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II 1 cr.

CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I  1 cr.
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II  3 cr.
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab II 1 cr.
CHEM 250 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry  4 cr.
CHEM 361 Biochemistry I  3 cr.
CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems 3 cr.
CHEM 322 Inorganic Chemistry 4 cr.
CHEM 480 Chemical Communications and Research 1 cr.
CHEM 261 Laboratory Safety 2 cr.

Advanced Lab and Research Series: (choose one)

CHEM 355 Separation Science Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 356 Chemical Instrumentation Lab 1 cr.
CHEM 366 Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr.
CHEM 495 Undergraduate Research 1 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general education) 0 cr.

Earth and Space Science Licensing:

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required and elective coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-11 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:

GEOL 150 Historical Geology 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr. (possible elective in major)
GEOL 305 Geology of the Planets 2 cr.
GEOL 441 Introduction to Geophysics 4 cr.

Recommended Supplemental Coursework:

GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

Physics

Broadfield Science Licensure: Physics 57-58 cr. hrs.

BIOL 150 General Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 210 General Botany
or BIOL 230 General Zoology
or BIOL 240 Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr.
or CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr.
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 5 cr.
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr.
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr.

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II 5 cr.
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics I 5 cr.
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II 5 cr.

MATH 167 Calculus II 4 cr.
PHYS 264 Modern Physics 4 cr.
PHYS 204 Intermediate Physics Lab 1 cr.
PHYS 311 Electronics: Circuits and Devices 4 cr.
PHYS 318 Astrophysics 3 cr.
PHYS 485 Senior Seminar 1 cr.
PHYS 362 Mathematics of Physics and Engineering II 3 cr.

Choose 6 credits from the following electives:

PHYS 220 Science of Light 3 cr.
PHYS 250 Statics 3 cr.
PHYS 312 Electronics: Linear Integrated Circuits 4 cr.
PHYS 313 Digital Electronics 4 cr.
PHYS 331 Curriculum Physics 3 cr.

Required Supporting Coursework:

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology (counted in general ed) (0 cr.)

Earth and Space Science Licensing

An Earth and Space Science license will be earned upon completion of the coursework listed below. This additional concentration is based on 16-19 total credits of earth and space science coursework. Overlap with required coursework in the major will allow for this add-on license to be completed with an additional 5-7 credits.

GEOL 269 Environmental Geology 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 102 Introductory Geology Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
ESM 302 Environmental Education Lab 1 cr. (completed in major)
PHYS 117 Astronomy 3 cr. (completed in major)
GEOL 330 Meteorology 3 cr.

Choose 2 of the following courses:
GEOL 202 Oceanography 3 cr.
ESM 360 Hydrology and Water Quality 4 cr.

For more information visit:

 

UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies

Biology Department

Chemistry Department

Physics Department

 

or Contact:

Tyler Koepke

Tyler Koepke

Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator127 Walker Wyman Education715-425-3708