2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Science Education Minor

College of Community Innovation and Education
School of Teacher Education
Secondary Education Program
Education Complex & Gym (ED), 322

Professor & Director, School of Teacher Education: Dr. Malcolm Butler

Associate Lecturer & Secondary Education Academic Program Coordinator: Dr. Janet Andreasen
Education Complex & Gym (ED), 123Q

The Science Education minor is intended for non-Science Education majors. It is well suited for College of Community Innovation and Education, School of Teacher Education students majoring in another secondary/K-12 content area. It is also intended to provide for university students outside the School of Teacher Education (such as students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics) a limited but substantial experience in the field of professional education.This minor is not available to students in pending status in a School of Teacher Education major. Students who successfully complete this minor can expect to increase their marketability in careers that include educational components such as instructing, training, and lecturing. This minor is designed to promote student success in instructional settings, particularly in the K-12 school setting, but does not directly qualify students for teacher certification or admission into the College of Community Innovation and Education.

Minor Admission Requirements

  • Have a minimum 2.5 overall GPA
  • Complete the University General Education Program requirements or its equivalent, i.e. an A.A. degree from a Florida College System or State University System institution.

Minor Requirements

  • None

Prerequisite Courses

  • None

Restricted Electives

  • None

Foreign Language Requirements

  • None

Total Undergraduate Credit Hours Required: 18

Other Requirements

  • Students should see an advisor prior to registering for classes
  • For students intending on pursuing teacher certification after graduation, it is highly recommended to complete 18 hrs of courses in science. Recommended courses include: BSC 2010C , BSC 2011C , CHM 2045C , CHM 2046 , PHY 2053C  or PSC 1121 
  • At least 12 hours in the minor must be earned at UCF
  • Obtain a minimum 2.5 GPA in courses required for minor