Unified Science Teaching Certification
Grades 9 - 12
This certificate will allow an individual to teach any of the beginning sciences; e.g., General Science, Biology I, Chemistry I, or Physics I. An endorsement is required for each area in which an advanced science course is taught; i.e., Biology II or Chemistry II.
The SBU requirements listed below are in addition to the SBU Department of Education's other curriculum requirements for certification.
Minimum Standard Requirements
An endorsement in Biology or Chemistry - 42/37 hours
*PHS 3303 History and Philosophy of Science and Technology - 3 hours
*BIO 2134 General Zoology and BIO 2234 General Botany -8 hours
CHE 1115 and CHE 1125 General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II -10 hours
PHY 1115 and PHY 1125 General Physics I and General Physics II- 10 hours
PHS 1114 Introduction to Earth Science and PHS 2214 Meteorology - 8 hours
BIO 2214 Environmental Biology or *BIO 3334 Ecology - 4 hours
*Required prerequisite courses.
A. Biology Endorsement -- a B.S. or B.A. degree in Biology to include coursework in
BIO 1111 Biology Colloquium -1 hour
BIO 2134 General Zoology - 4 hours
BIO 2204 and BIO 3304 Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II - 8 hours
BIO 2234 General Botany - 4 hours
BIO 3314 Microbiology - 4 hours
BIO 3324 Genetics - 4 hours
BIO 3334 Ecology - 4 hours
BIO 4224 Cell and Molecular Biology -4 hours
BIO 4471 Seminar in Biology-1 hour
Biology Electives-4 hours
SCF 3402 Biology Through the Eyes of Faith - 2 hours
B. Chemistry Endorsement -- a B.S. or B.A. degree in Chemistry to include coursework in
CHE 1115 General Chemistry I and CHE 1125 General Chemistry II -10 hours
CHE 3002 Environmental Chemistry-2 hours
CHE 3304 Organic Chemistry I and CHE 3314 Organic Chemistry II - 8 hours
CHE 3345 Analytical Chemistry - 5 hours
CHE 3354 Instrumental Analysis - 4 hours
CHE 3371 Seminar in Chemistry I and CHE 4471 Seminar in Chemistry II - 2 hours
CHE 3364 Biochemistry-4 hours
BIO 1004 Principles of Biology- 4 hours
MAT 1195 Analytics and Calculus I - 5 hours
*EDU 4522 Methods of Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools - 2 hours
SCF 3402 Chemistry Through the Eyes of Faith - 2 hours
C. Physics and Earth Science Endorsements are not available at SBU.
*Techniques/Methods of Teaching Science (EDU 4522) will include: Safety, Lab Techniques, and Research Process Skills.
The student must have a grade point average of at least 2.50 on a 4.00 scale in the subject area.