Your professional educator license (PEL) will include a primary endorsement in your area of study. This will allow you to teach advanced classes in that subject, in addition to all regular-level science classes. We recommend that you earn an additional endorsement in another area, which will enable you to teach advanced classes in that discipline.
You can obtain an additional endorsement by completing 12 hours of coursework in another area. The recommended courses for each area are indicated below. You must also pass the state content test for that subject.
- BIOS 208 Fundamentals of Biology I, including lab (4 hours)
- BIOS 209 Fundamentals of Biology II, including lab (4 hours)
- BIOS 316 General Ecology (4 hours)
- CHEM 210/212 General Chemistry I, including lab (4 hours)
- CHEM 211/213 General Chemistry II, including lab (4 hours)
- CHEM 330 or 336 Organic Chemistry I (3 hours)
- CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry I lab (1 hour)
- GEOL 120/121 Introductory Geology and lab (4 hours)
- GEOG 105/106 Introduction to the Atmosphere and lab (4 hours)
- PHYS 162 Introduction to Astronomy (3 hours)
- GEOL 494 Special Topics (1 hour)
- ENVS 301 Environmental Science I: Physical Systems (3 hours)
- ENVS 302 Environmental Science II: Biological Systems (3 hours)
- Two of the following: ENVS 303, 304 or 305 (6 hours total)
- PHYS 253 Fundamentals of Physics I: Mechanics (4 hours)
- PHYS 273 Fundamentals of Physics II: Electromagnetism (4 hours)
- PHYS 283/284 Intermediate Quantum Physics and lab (4 hours)
For those who start with the non-calculus general physics sequence.
- PHYS 210 General Physics I, including lab (4 hours)
- PHYS 211 General Physics II, including lab (4 hours)
- PHYS 252 Intermediate General Physics (3 hours)
- PHYS 283 Fundamentals of Physics III: Quantum Physics (3 hours)