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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major


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Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Biology and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. These students have the same science curriculum as the biology major, except that student teaching replaces a biology elective. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into the INCH coursework, which typically begins fall semester of the junior year. Student teaching will be completed in the fall of senior year.

All biology department courses for the major must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the program requirements.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Biology Core - Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


The Biology core provides the foundation for this program.  Students take the courses listed below, as well as three additional biology electives.  The capstone experience prepares the students for their exit examination and subsequent career plans.

Elective Courses for Biology - Major


Biology majors select 1 course from each of the following lists of courses (Cellular/Molecular, Organismal, Ecology) for a total of 3 courses and a minimum of 11 credits (two of the three courses must have a lab component). Student teaching replaces the fourth biology elective. Note: Each course chosen will only satisfy ONE requirement. 

Note: All courses must be taken with the laboratory whenever a laboratory is offered.

Cellular/Molecular Electives


Students select at least one from this list:

Organismal Electives


Students select at least one from this list:

Ecology Electives


Students select at least one from this list:

Additional Courses Required for Biology Majors with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


In addition to the Biology core, students in the Biology major are required to take the requirements listed below.

Physical Science Requirements


Mathematics Requirement


Scientific Communication Courses/Capstone Requirements


Foreign Language Requirement


  • Students must complete three credits in a Modern Foreign Language.

Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Sample Program for Biology Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SCI 120 Introduction to Scientific Communication   2
First Year Seminar (FYS) PEQ (1) 3 CHM 225 Analytical Chemistry /CHM 226L   4
CHM.Q 140 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter And Mayhem /CHM.Q 140L  PEQ (2) 4 BIO 104 Biological Systems II /BIO 104L   4
CHM 155 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Workshop    0 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
BIO.Q 103 Biological Systems I /BIO.Q 103L   4 PEQ (3) 3
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 Health & Wellness 0
SCI 090 Laboratory Safety Workshop I   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I /CHM 253L    4 CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II /CHM 254L   4
CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0 CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0
BIO 105 Biological Systems III   3 MTH 208 PII Statistics for Scientists   3
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 PEQ (5) 3
Modern Foreign Language (lab may be required) 4 PEQ (6) 3
MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ (4) 3 Integrative Studies (IS) course - 1 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SCI 091 Laboratory Safety Workshop II   0 PHY 208 PII Introductory Physics II /PHY 204L   4
PHY.Q 207 Introductory Physics I /PHY.Q 203L   4 Integrative Studies (IS) course - 3 3
PHY 209 Physics Workshop for Algebra-Based Physics Courses   0 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science   3
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners      3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 Cellular/Molecular, Organismal, or Ecology Elective with lab (2) 4
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 (Note - it is recommended that students use one course required in the major to count as one IS course) 3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
Cellular/Molecular, Organismal, or Ecology Elective with lab (1) 4 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
 
SUMMER AFTER JUNIOR YEAR
(Summer Tuition Required)
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms    3 INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities        3 Cellular/Molecular, Organismal, or Ecology Elective with lab (3) 4
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 SCI 420 Advanced Scientific Communication   2
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education   3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
    PEQ (7) 3
    PEQ (8) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 15

Notes

  • Students enrolled in Bachelor of Science (BS) programs must complete 60 credits of liberal arts coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).

 

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