University of California, Riverside

Earth Sciences

Department of Earth Sciences

The Geoscience Education Major

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Major Requirements

Earth Science students interested in a secondary school science teaching career, who intend to obtain a Teaching Credential in Science, geoscience authorization, are encouraged to pursue the B.A. degree in Geoscience Education. Students who chose this major intend to teach earth science and general science at the secondary school level. Students receive Freshman- and Sophomore-level training in General Geology, training in introductory Biology, and Freshman-level training in Chemistry, Calculus, and Physics. They also take courses in Education that are required for state examinations and teacher credentialing in California. The B.A. in Geoscience Education degree is designed for prospective secondary science teachers; it will not lead to a career as a professional geologist.



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