Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

FSU Homepage Office of the Registrar On-Line Registration 1997-1999 Graduate Bulletin Table of Contents

Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)


Interdisciplinary Major in Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Teaching (SSMT)

College of Arts and Sciences

Director and Advisor: Dr. Ellen Granger,
Office of Science Teaching Activities

This interdisciplinary major was designed to address the critical shortage of science and mathematics teachers in the state of Florida. Students completing this four-year program will receive a bachelor of science (BS) degree from the College of Arts and Sciences and are qualified for certification to teach in high schools in Florida and for national certification.

The SSMT program includes several unique features: 1) The condensed pedagogy component frees students to take additional courses in their areas of specialty; 2) In most cases, a student will be certified to teach in two areas. This feature prepares teachers for the reality of the secondary school environment, where teachers are often required to teach more than one subject; and 3) A seminar course addresses specific problems and issues related to science and mathematics teaching at the secondary level.

Students must complete a basic science/math core and courses from one of the seven specialty tracks (mathematics/physics, physics/chemistry, physics/earth-space science, biology/chemistry, biology/earth-space science, biology/psychology, mathematics/statistics.) Each specialty track has been certified as an approved teacher education program by the Florida Department of Education.

Students may obtain a double major by completing the major requirements for any of the individual science or math departments in addition to the program listed below. In most cases, the second major requires about fifteen (15) to twenty (20) additional semester hours in the department granting the second major, as opposed to a minimum of thirty (30) semester hours of work, should the student decide to obtain a second degree after graduation.

All students must complete the University’s liberal studies requirements, core courses, and one of the specialty tracks.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. EDF X005;
  2. EDG 2701;
  3. EME 2040*;
  4. Fifteen (15) semester hours in the science/mathematics area of specialization. Contact department for details.
  5. MAC 1113;
  6. MAC 1140.

The Common Course Prerequisites listed above apply to each of the seven tracks in secondary science/math teacher education.

In addition to EDG 2701, the student must take six (6) additional semester hours with an international or diversity focus. The eligible courses will be determined by the institution where the student is currently earning his or her AA or baccalaureate degree. Contact department and/or adviser for details.

At least one course taken to meet the natural science requirements in liberal studies and/or general program prerequisites must include a laboratory component.

Note: courses marked with an asterisk (*) have at least one acceptable substitute. It is suggested that students take either CGS 2060 or CGS 3408 as a substitute; one of these courses is required for all tracks. Contact the department for details.

College Requirements

Please review all college-wide degree requirements summarized in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this General Bulletin.

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track I: Biology/Chemistry

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: five to eleven (5-11) semester hours.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)
BSC 2010L Biological Science Laboratory I (1)
CGS 2060 Computer Literacy (3)
or  
CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
ISC 3121 Science, Technology & Society (3)
or  
PHI 3400 Introduction to Philosophy of Science (3)
or  
Directed Individual Study (3): BSC 4905r or CHM 4905r
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5)
or  
PHY 2053C College Physics A (4)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
SCE 4939 Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education (1)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specialization:

BCH 4053 General Biochemistry I (3)
BOT XXXX Plant Diversity (2)
BSC 2011 Biological Science II (3)
BSC 2011L Biological Science Laboratory II (2)
BSC 3402L Experimental Biology Laboratory (2)
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CHM 3120C Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (4)
or  
XXX XXXX Biology Elective (4)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3)
PCB 2700 Human Physiology (3)
PCB 3063 General Genetics (3)
PCB 4673 Evolution (3)
SCE 4362 Teaching and Learning Science (3)
SCE 4944 Student Teaching in Science (10)
SCE 4948r Practicum in Science Education (2)*

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track II: Biology/Earth-Space Science

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: PHI 3400, and two to eight (2-8) credits of humanities/fine arts electives.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)
BSC 2010L Biological Science Laboratory I (1)
CGS 2060 Computer Literacy (3)
or  
CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
SCE 4939 Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education (1)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specialization:

AST 3033 Recent Advances in Astronomy and Cosmology (3)
BOT XXXX Plant Diversity (2)
BSC 2011 Biological Science II (3)
BSC 2011L Biological Science Laboratory II (2)
BSC 3402L Experimental Biology Laboratory (2)
GLY 2010C Physical Geology (4)
GLY 2100 Historical Geology (3)
GLY 2100L Historical Geology Laboratory (1)
MET 1010 Introduction to the Atmosphere (3)
OCE 4011 Principles of Oceanography (3)
PCB 2700 Human Physiology (3)
PCB 3063 General Genetics (3)
PCB 4673 Evolution (3)
SCE 4362 Teaching and Learning Science (3)
SCE 4944 Student Teaching in Science (10)
SCE 4948r Practicum in Science Education (2)*
XXX XXXX Biology Electives (7)
XXX XXXX Earth/Space Science Electives (4)

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track III: Biology/Psychology

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: five to eleven (5-11) semester hours.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)
BSC 2010L Biological Science Laboratory I (1)
CGS 2060 Computer Literacy (3)
or  
CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
ISC 3121 Science, Technology & Society (3)
or  
PHI 3400 History and Philosophy of Science (3)
or  
Directed Individual Study (3): BSC 4905r or PSY 4911r
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5)
or  
PHY 2053C College Physics A (4)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
SCE 4939 Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education (1)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specialization:

BOT XXXX Plant Diversity (2)
BSC 2011 Biological Science II (3)
BSC 2011L Biological Science Laboratory II (2)
BSC 3402L Experimental Biology Laboratory (2)
CBH 3304 Behavioral Genetics (3)
EXP 3202 Sensation and Perception (3)
EXP 3203 Animal Sensory Processes (3)
EXP 3203L Animal Sensory Processes Laboratory (1)
EXP 3422 Conditioning and Learning (3)
EXP 3422L Conditioning and Learning Laboratory (1)
PCB 2700 Human Physiology (3)
PCB 3063 General Genetics (3)
PCB 4673 Evolution (3)
PSB 3004 Physiological Psychology (3)
SCE 4362 Teaching and Learning Science (3)
SCE 4944 Student Teaching in Science (10)
SCE 4948r Practicum in Science Education (2)*
XXX XXXX Biology Electives (4)

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track IV: Mathematics/Physics

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: PHI 3400 and two to eight (2-8) semester hours electives.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specialization:

MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
MAE 4330 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics I (4) and
MAE 4335 Teaching Secondary School Mathematics II (4) and
MAE 4940 Teaching Mathematics in the Secondary School: Practicum (4)
MAE 4945 Student Teaching in Mathematics [dual Math/Physics internship] (12)
MAP 3305 Engineering Mathematics I (3)
MAS 3105 Applied Linear Algebra I (4)
MAS 3301 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3)
MTG 4212 College Geometry (3)
PHY 2049C General Physics B (5)
PHY 3101 Intermediate Modern Physics (3)
PHY 3221 Intermediate Mechanics (3)
PHY 3424 Optics (3)
PHY 3802L Intermediate Laboratory A (1)
STA 4442 Introductory Probability I (3)
SCE 4905r Directed Individual Study (1)*

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track V: Mathematics/Statistics

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: PHI 3400, and two to eight (2-8) semester hours.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)
CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specialization:

MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
MAC 2313 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5)
MAD 2104 Discrete Mathematics I (3)
MAE 4330 Teaching Secondary Mathematics (4)
MAE 4335 Teaching Algebra and Geometry (4)
MAE 4940 Teaching Mathematics: Practicum (4)
MAE 4945 Student Teaching in Mathematics (12)
MAP 4103 Mathematical Modeling (3)
MAS 3105 Applied Linear Algebra I (4)
MAS 3301 Introduction to Modern Algebra (3)
MTG 4212 College Geometry (3)
PHY 2049C General Physics B (5)
STA 4442 Introductory Probability I (3)

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track VI: Physics/Chemistry

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: five to eleven (5-11) semester hours.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

BSC 2010 Biological Science I (3)
BSC 2010L Biological Science Laboratory I (1)
CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
ISC 3121 Science, Technology & Society (3)
or  
PHI 3400 History and Philosophy of Science (3)
or  
Directed Individual Study (3): CHM 4905r or PHY 4905r
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
SCE 4939 Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education (1)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specialization:

BCH 3023C Introduction to Biochemistry (3)or
BCH 4053 General Biochemistry I (3)
CHM 1046 General Chemistry II (3)
CHM 1046L General Chemistry II Laboratory (2)
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 3400 General Physical Chemistry (4)
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
PHY 2049C General Physics B (5)
PHY 3101 Intermediate Modern Physics (3)
PHY 3424 Optics (3)
PHY 3802L Intermediate Laboratory A (1)

Choice of:

MAP 3305 Engineering Mathematics I (3)
and  
PHY 3221 Intermediate Mechanics (3)
or  
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II (3)
and  
CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (3)
SCE 4362 Teaching and Learning Science (3)
SCE 4944 Student Teaching in Science (10)
SCE 4948r Practicum in Science Education (2)*

Secondary Science and/or Mathematics Track VII: Physics/Earth-Space Science

1) Liberal Studies:

  1. Mathematics: MAC 1113, 1140, and one (1) credit of mathematics elective;
  2. English: six (6) semester hours;
  3. History/Social Science: six to twelve (6-12) semester hours;
  4. Humanities/Fine Arts: five to eleven (5-11) semester hours.

2) Science/Math Core (includes liberal studies, natural science):

CGS 3408 C for Non-Specialists (3)
CHM 1045 General Chemistry I (3)
CHM 1045L General Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
ISC 3121 Science, Technology & Society (3)
or  
PHI 3400 History and Philosophy of Science (3)
or  
Directed Individual Study (3): GLY 4905r, MET 4905r or OCE 4905r
PHY 2048C General Physics A (5)

3) Modern Language: twelve (12) semester hours [department depends on language selected].

4) Education Core:

EDF 1005 Introduction to Education (3)
EDF 4214 Classroom Applications of Educational Psychology (3)
EDF 4604 Schooling in American Society (3)
EDG 2701 Teaching Diverse Populations (3)
SCE 4939 Seminar in Contemporary Science, Mathematics, and Science Education (1)

5) Advanced Courses Required for Specializations:

AST 3033 Recent Advances in Astronomy and Cosmology (3)
GLY 2010C Physical Geology (4)
MAC 2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I (4)
MAC 2312 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4)
MAP 3305 Engineering Mathematics I (3)
MET 2700 General Meteorology (2)
OCE 4011 Principles of Oceanography (3)
or  
OCE 5009 Advanced General Oceanography (3)
PHY 2049C General Physics B (5)
PHY 3101 Intermediate Modern Physics (3)
PHY 3221 Intermediate Mechanics (3)
PHY 3424 Optics (3)
PHY 3802L Intermediate Laboratory A (1)
SCE 4362 Teaching and Learning Science (3)
SCE 4944 Student Teaching in Science (10)
SCE 4948r Practicum in Science Education (2)*
XXX XXXX Earth/Space Science Electives (6)

SERBO-CROATIAN: see Modern Languages and Linguistics

SLAVIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE: see Modern Languages and Linguistics