2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 19, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Secondary Education, Science Education Biology Track (B.S.)


College of Education and Human Performance
School of Teaching, Learning, and Leadership,
Education Building, Room: 209

http://education.ucf.edu/science/

Education Track: Dr. Tonjua Freeman, ED 115M,
Tonjua.Freeman@ucf.edu, 407-823-3270
Lifelong Learning Track: Dr. Janet Andreasen, ED 123Q,
Janet.Andreasen@ucf.edu 

The Secondary Education B.S.- Science Education Biology program offers students the option of two tracks: Science Education- Biology Track and Science Education - Biology Lifelong Learning Track (non-certification). The Education Track is appropriate for students interested in opportunities for employment with formal 6-12 schools that require certification. The Lifelong Learning Track is appropriate for students seeking opportunities for employment outside of formal K-12 schools that do not require certification.

Admission Requirements

  • Complete the University General Education requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an AA degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution.
  • Complete the EDF 2005 Introduction to Teaching Profession course with a minimum letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better.
  • Meet the Gordon Rule Requirement
  • Meet Foreign Language Admission Requirement.
  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Education Track: Pass all four parts of the General Knowledge Test (no alternatives or waivers are accepted). The Lifelong Learning Track is a non-certification program and does not require the General Knowledge Test.

Degree Requirements

  • Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes
  • The courses designated in 1 (UCF General Education Program) and 2 (Education Common Program Prerequisites) should be completed prior to admission to the major and upper division education courses.
  • The Education Track is a state-approved, initial teacher preparation program designed in compliance with Florida Statutes and State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066. Degree requirements are subject to change based on state mandates.

General Education Program (GEP) (39 Credit Hours)


  • Note: Students are advised to take the preferred courses.

Communication Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Cultural & Historical Foundations (9 Credit Hours)


Select One:


Mathematical Foundations (7 Credit Hours)


Social Foundations (6 Credit Hours)


Science Foundations (8 Credit Hours)


1 A grade of “C-“(1.75) is required.

Common Program Prerequisites (CPP) (15 Credit Hours)


See “Common Prerequisites ” in the Transfer and Transitions Services section for more information.

A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Core Requirements: Basic Level (3 Credit Hours)


Education Track requires 3 semester hours

Lifelong Learning Track requires 6 semester hours

A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Transfer Notes: Courses taken at Florida College System institutions may substitute for select courses in this section with the permission of the department.

Students should consult with advisor regarding course options

Education Track (3 Credit Hours)


Lifelong Learning Track (6 Credit Hours)


Core Requirements: Advanced Level (60 Credit Hours)


  • Education Track requires 63 semester hours
  • Lifelong Learning Track requires 60 semester hours
  • A grade of “C-” (1.75) or better is required.

Education Core Requirements (18 Credit Hours)


Education Track requires 18 semester hours of Education Core Requirements

Lifelong Learning Track requires 24 semester hours of Education Core Requirements

1 Prerequisite to Internship I

Lifelong Learning Track


  • SCE 4361 - Programs in Teaching Science Credit Hours: 3
  • EDG 4949 - Cooperative Education Credit Hours: 3 2
  • 2 Students must apply and be approved to take EDG 4949.  Applications should be submitted in the semester prior to taking this course.  For further information regarding EDG 4949, students should meet with their academic advisor. 

Education Track Specialization Requirements (26 Credit Hours)


Select One: (4 Credit Hours)


Internship I Block (7 Credit Hours)


Program Internship I Prerequisites: EDG 4410, TSL 4080, all Common Program Prerequisites, all Core Requirements: Basic Level, and at least 50% of all required specialization courses must be completed prior to Internship I with a minimum grade of a “C-” (1.75) or better.  However, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the education core, specialization and overall for admission into Internship I. It is strongly recommended that SCE 4361, SCE 4633 Secondary Science Curriculum, and 2 semester hours of approved restricted electives are taken prior to Internship I. 

Passing score on the General Knowledge Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is required before admission into to Internship I.

Passing score on the Professional Education Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) is strongly recommended as soon as possible after completing the following courses: EDG 4410, EDF 4467, RED 4043, and TSL 4080. 

Students must apply and be approved for Internship I. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical Experiences at http://www.education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp/

  • SCE 4360 - Science Instructional Analysis Credit Hours: 4
  • SCE 3940 - Internship Credit Hours: 3
  • Strongly recommended to complete SCE 3940 and SCE 4360 concurrently in the fall semester. For students completing SCE 3940 in fall semester, SCE 4360 will be taken as a co-requisite. For students completing SCE 3940 in spring semester, SCE 4360 will be taken as a  pre-requisite in the fall semester prior to internship. 

Internship II Block (12 Credit Hours)


At least 80% of all required specialization courses and all education/methods courses must be completed with a letter grade of “C-” (1.75) or better before admission into Internship II. However, a minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in the education core, specialization, and overall for admission into Internship II. 

Passing scores on all sections [General Knowledge, Professional, and Subject Area (Biology 6-12)] of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) are required prior to admission into Internship II. 

Students must apply and be approved for Internship II. Deadline dates and applications are available through the Office of Clinical Experiences at http://www.education.ucf.edu/clinicalexp/

Satisfactory completion of Internship II requires the student to demonstrate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices at the pre-professional level in accordance with State Board of Education Rule 6A-5.066.

Lifelong Learning Track Specialization Requirements (36 Credit Hours)


Select preferred specialization courses with advisor approval. A minimum of nine (9) hours must be taken in the content area. Substitutions are allowed with advisor approval.

A grade of “C-“(1.75) or better is required.

Must have a total of 48 or more hours of upper level courses to graduate.

Restricted Electives


  • None

Capstone Requirements


  • None

Electives


  • None

Foreign Language Requirements


Admissions

  • State University System foreign language admission requirement: two years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language. (This requirement applies to those students admitted to the University without the required two units of foreign language in high school.)

Graduation

  • None

Additional Requirements


  • None

Required Minors


  • None

Departmental Exit Requirements


  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in all courses within the major.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the education core coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA in the specialization coursework.
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.5 GPA .
  • You must upload key assignments using the Via by LiveText platform. Key assignments are assessed by faculty to provide evidence of candidate proficiency in all Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPs).  All teacher education candidates, Lifelong Learning majors, and Early Childhood Development & Education majors (all ECDE tracks) are required to complete Via by LiveText requirements before being certified for graduation. See http://livetext.education.ucf.edu

    Education Track
  • Pass all applicable sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. See http://www.fldoe.org for test dates and test sites. Effective January 1, 2015, only examination results earned by educators within 10 years prior to the date of application for a new Florida Educator’s Certificate with the Florida Department of Education may be acceptable for certification eligibility requirements (SBE Rule 6A-4.002)

University Minimum Exit Requirements


  • A 2.0 UCF GPA
  • 60 semester hours earned after CLEP awarded
  • 48 semester hours of upper division credit completed
  • 30 of the last 39 hours of course work must be completed in residency at UCF.
  • A maximum of 45 hours of extension, correspondence, CLEP, Credit by Exam, and Armed Forces credits permitted.
  • Complete the General Education Program, the Gordon Rule, and nine hours of Summer credit.

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 120


Additional Information


Honors In Major

  • None

Related Programs

  • None

Certificates

  • None

Related Minors

  • None

Advising Notes

  • None

Transfer Notes

  • None

Acceptable Substitutes for Transfer Courses

  • None

Program Academic Learning Compacts

Equipment Fees

  • Part-Time Student: $12 per term
  • Full-Time Student: $24 per term

Plan of Study (120 Credit Hours)


Science Education Biology Track (6-12)

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Select one of the following sequences of courses:


Junior Year - Summer (5 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


Plan of Study (120 Credit Hours)


Science Education Biology – Lifelong Learning Track

Freshman Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Spring (13 Credit Hours)


Freshman Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Spring (14 Credit Hours)


Sophomore Year - Summer (6 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Fall (15 Credit Hours)


Junior Year - Spring (15 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Fall (12 Credit Hours)


Senior Year - Spring (12 Credit Hours)


  • EDG 4949 - Cooperative Education Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose specialization course Credit Hours: 3
  • Choose specialization course Credit Hours: 3