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Geoscience Emphasis for Students Seeking Teaching Certification

This disciplinary emphasis also requires:

  • Admission to the Education Program
  • Completion of the minor in Secondary Education
Supporting Courses 130-35
Principles of Chemistry I
   and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
Physical Geology
Geologic Evolution of the Earth
Geologic Evolution of the Earth Laboratory
Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate
Choose two of the following courses:
Elementary Functions: Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
Introductory Statistics
Fundamentals of Public Address
Expository Writing
Upper-Level Courses26
The Soil Environment
Introduction to Mineralogy & Petrology
Choose 12 credits from the following courses:
Soils and Geology of Wisconsin Field Trip
Global Climate Change
Introduction to Geoscience Field Methods
Sedimentology & Stratigraphy
Quaternary Geology
Special Topics in Earth Science 2
Total Credits56-61

Candidates for teacher certification are strongly urged to also take CHEM 212 and CHEM 214.


Course topics vary. Typical topics include structural geology, ore deposits, and geomorphic processes.  Offerings of different topics can be repeated for credit.