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Overview

Gain a thorough knowledge of educational theory, best teaching practices and content you can apply in the classroom.

This program will challenge you to:

  • Encourage ongoing conversations about meaningful issues central to a liberal arts education.
  • Learn from experienced educators who have a passion for teaching.
  • Use coursework and field work to prepare yourself to be an outstanding teacher.
  • Join C of I's proud tradition of exceptional educators.
Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Education Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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21 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
EDU-202Introduction to Teaching3 credits
EDU-301Foundations of Schooling3 credits
EDU-305Literacy in Content Areas3 credits
EDU-430Teaching in a Diverse Society3 credits
EDU-441Curriculum and Instruction3 credits
EDU-442Teaching Exceptional Children3 credits
PSY-221Educational Psychology3 credits

This minor is a prerequisite for admission to the fifth-year internship and Master of Arts in Teaching programs that lead to state certification as an elementary or secondary teacher. (Minor requirements are already included in the Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Precertification major.)

Candidates planning to teach at the secondary level must complete the Education Minor, a major that is approved as a first teaching field, and a 20-credit second teaching field that meets the endorsement requirements of the Idaho State Department of Education. In instances where the first and second teaching fields are in the same PEAK (e.g. chemistry and biology, math and physics, art and theatre, kinesiology and health), students will need to work closely with their advisor to ensure that their course of study sufficiently crosses all  PEAKs.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
American Government as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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American Government as a Second Teaching Field

Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours in the following coursework:

Core Coursework

Students must complete each of the following courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-100 Essentials of American Government 3 credits
POE-241 Introduction to Public Policy 3 credits
POE-263 Introduction to Political Economy 3 credits

 

Political Philosophy

Students must complete one of the following

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-250 Introduction to Political Philosophy 3 credits
POE-255 Introduction to Political Philosophy Through Plato 3 credits

 

International Politics

Students must complete the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-120 International Politics 3 credits

 

US History Survey

Students must select two US History survey courses (6 credits) from the following list:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-200 Introduction to the History of United States 3 credits
HIS-300 The United States Since 1945 3 credits
HIS-301 History of American Ideas 3 credits
HIS-302 History of U.S. Foreign Policy 3 credits
HIS-306 The American South Since 1865 3 credits
HIS-307 The American West 3 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Biology as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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20 semester credit hours including coursework in each of the following areas: molecular and organismal biology, heredity, ecology and biological adaptation.

Mathematics

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-125 Data Analysis and Statistics 3 credits

 

Biology (21–23 credits)

Students must complete all of the following required courses (15 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-210L Molecules to Cells Research-Based Lab 1 credits
     
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits
BIO-203 Ecology, Evolution and Diversity 3 credits
BIO-203L Ecology Evolution and Diversity Lab 1 credits
BIO-316 Genetics 3 credits

 

Biology Electives

Complete 6–8 credits of additional coursework in upper-division Biology courses.

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Chemistry as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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20 semester credit hours in chemistry, to include coursework in both inorganic and organic chemistry. Math courses do not count toward this minor. Please consult the Chemistry department for appropriate Math requirements.

Mathematics

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-125 or  higher) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT- MAT Complete one Math course numbered 125 or above  

 

Chemistry (20 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-141L General Chemistry Laboratory I  
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-142L General Chemistry Laboratory II  
CHE-252 Analytical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-252L Analytical Chemistry I Lab 1 credits
CHE-301 Organic Chemistry I 3 credits
CHE-301L Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 credits

 

Chemistry Elective

Complete one of the following courses with the corresponding lab:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-302 Organic Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-302L Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 credits
CHE-352 Analytical Chemistry II 3 credits
CHE-352L Analytical Chemistry Lab II 1 credits
CHE-412 Biochemistry 3 credits
CHE-412L Biochemistry Laboratory 1 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
English as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Humanities & Fine Arts

Courses and Requirements

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21 credits

Minor Requirements

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-446Linguistics for Language Teachers3 credits

Complete 2 courses from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-247Creat Nonfiction Writ Wkshp3 credits
ENG-347Advanced Creative Nonfiction WritingWorkshop3 credits
JOURN-200Principles and Practices of Journalism: Print3 credits
JOURN-300Feature Writing3 credits

Complete 3 credits of 200-Level Introduction to Literary Studies Courses

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG-210Shakespearean Comedy3 credits
ENG-211Weird Shakespeare3 credits
ENG-212Introduction to Shakespeare3 credits
ENG-213Intro to Arthurian Literature3 credits
ENG-218World War I and Modern Literature3 credits
ENG-219Thief Making and Thief Taking: 19 Century Crime Literature3 credits
ENG-220Regionalisms of the British Isles3 credits
ENG-225Asia Through Its Movies3 credits
ENG-226Postmodernism and Human Rights Activism3 credits
ENG-228Closely Reading Poems3 credits
ENG-230Literature of the American West3 credits
ENG-231Native American Fiction3 credits
ENG-232The Literature of Slavery3 credits
ENG-233The Literature of Immigrants3 credits
ENG-235Prose and Cons3 credits
ENG-236Literature and Comedy3 credits
ENG-237Money in Literature3 credits
ENG-238Old and New: Premodern Texts and Modern Responses3 credits
ENG-239Visions of Environment3 credits

Complete 9 credits (with 6 credits being upper division 300-Level) from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
ENG -One Course emphasizing American Literature3 credits
ENG-One Course emphasizing English Literature3 credits
ENG-One Course emphasizing World Literature3 credits

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
History as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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20 semester credit hours, to include a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of US History survey and a minimum of 6 semester credit hours of World History Survey. Remaining coursework must be in History. May include 3 hours in American Government.

American Government

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
POE-100Essentials of American Government3 credits

US History Survey (6 credits)

Students must select two courses from the list below.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-200Introduction to the History of United States3 credits
HIS-300The United States Since 19453 credits
HIS-301History of American Ideas3 credits
HIS-302History of U.S. Foreign Policy3 credits
HIS-306The American South Since 18653 credits
HIS-307The American West3 credits

World History Survey (6 credits)

Complete two world history surveys, which may include HIS-110 or HIS-112.

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-110Civilization: Western to 10003 credits
or
HIS-112Civilization: World to 18003 credits

World history survey electives

Select courses from the following list to complete the world history survey requirement:

Asia

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-210History of Modern East Asia3 credits
HIS-340Pre-Modern Chinese History3 credits
HIS-345Modern China3 credits
HIS-359Pre-Modern Japan3 credits
HIS-384Modern Japan3 credits

Latin America

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-230History of Modern Latin America3 credits
HIS-380Colonial Latin America3 credits
HIS-382Revolutionary Mexico3 credits
HIS-385Conquest and Encounters3 credits
HIS-386Religions in Latin American3 credits
HIS-387Cuba3 credits

Mediterranean

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-331Ancient Greece3 credits
HIS-332Ancient Rome3 credits
HIS-368Jewish History3 credits

History elective

Students must complete two  additional HIS courses (6 credits) not counted above.

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Major
Interdisciplinary Studies for Elementary Precertification Major

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Social Sciences & History

Courses and Requirements

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41 credits

Interdisciplinary Requirements

Complete the following six courses (17 Credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
HIS-200Introduction to the History of United States3 credits
MAT-113Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I3 credits
MAT-114Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II2 credits
MAT-115Mathematics for Elementary Teachers III
POE-100Essentials of American Government3 credits
PSY-221Educational Psychology3 credits

Complete the following Education courses (these meet the pre-certification requirements of the Idaho State Department of Education):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
EDU-202Introduction to Teaching3 credits
EDU-253Language Development and Literacy3 credits
EDU-301Foundations of Schooling3 credits
EDU-304Literacy Development3 credits
EDU-305Literacy in Content Areas3 credits
EDU-430Teaching in a Diverse Society3 credits
EDU-441Curriculum and Instruction3 credits
EDU-442Teaching Exceptional Children3 credits

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Middle-Grades Science Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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Minor requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours, distributed across Biology, Earth & Space Science, and Physics

Math requirement

Complete MAT-120 or higher.

The credits for the math requirement (MAT-120 or  higher) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.

Biology (8–10 credits)

Complete at least 4 credits of the following Biology courses:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-159 Cellular Basis of Human Physiology 3 credits
BIO-159L Cellular Basis of Human Physiology Lab 1 credits
  or  
BIO-201 Biology I: Molecules to Cells 3 credits
BIO-201L Molecules to Cells Lab 1 credits

 

BIO-210L may be substituted for BIO-201L

 

Complete Biology Electives (4–6 credits)

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
BIO-102 Biology of Human Disease 3 credits
BIO-102L Biology of Human Disease Lab 1 credits
BIO-108 Human Genetics 3 credits
BIO-109 Biology of Reproduction 3 credits
BIO-109L Biology of Reproduction Lab 1 credits
BIO-140 Idaho Natural History 3 credits
BIO-140L Idaho Natural History Lab 1 credits
BIO-145 Drugs, Brains and Behavior 3 credits
BIO-145L Drugs, Brain and Behavior Lab 1 credits
BIO-202 Organismal Biology 3 credits
BIO-202L Organismal Biology 1 credits

 

Earth and Space Science (10 credits)

Students must complete each of the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHY-100 The Universe 3 credits
GEO-101 Physical Geology 3 credits
GEO-101L Physical Geology Lab 1 credits
GEO-310 Earth's Dynamic Climate System 3 credits

 

Physical Sciences (8 credits)

Students must complete eight credits with the associated labs from the following:

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
CHE-125 Elementary Chemistry 3 credits
CHE-125L Elementary Chemistry Lab 1 credits
CHE-141 General Chemistry I 4 credits
CHE-141L General Chemistry Laboratory I  
CHE-142 General Chemistry II 4 credits
CHE-142L General Chemistry Laboratory II  
PHY-231 General Physics I 3 credits
PHY-231L General Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-232 General Physics II 3 credits
PHY-232L General Physics II Lab 1 credits

 

Humanities & Fine Arts Social Sciences & History Natural Sciences & Mathematics Professional Studies & Enhancements
Minor
Physics as a Second Teaching Field Minor

Peaks this program fulfills

  • Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Courses and Requirements

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20 credit hours of physics (math does not count) courses. If there are questions please check in with the Physics department. 

Complete the following courses (12–14 credits):

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
MAT-175 Single Variable Calculus 4 credits
PHY-100 The Universe 3 credits
PHY-199 Math & Physics Colloquium  

 

MAT-175 is counted in the Professional Foundations PEAK for this minor.

Two semesters of PHY-199: Math & Physics Colloquium are required, for a total of 1 credit.

 

Physics Sequence

Complete either the General Physics sequence (PHY-231 and PHY-232 with the associated labs), or the Analytical Physics Sequence (PHY-271 and PHY-272 with associate labs). 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHY-231 General Physics I 3 credits
PHY-231L General Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-232 General Physics II 3 credits
PHY-232L General Physics II Lab 1 credits
  or  
PHY-271 Analytical Physics I 4 credits
PHY-271L Analytical Physics I Lab 1 credits
PHY-272 Analytical Physics II 4 credits
PHY-272L Analytical Physics II Lab 1 credits

 

Complete 6–8 credits of the following electives:

Please note that some electives may require additional prerequisite coursework. Students planning to take PHY-301, PHY-313, PHY-330, or PHY-400 will need to complete the Analytical Physics sequence (PHY-271 and PHY-272) instead of General Physics (PHY-231 and PHY-232). 

Course ID Course Name Number of Credits
PHY-199T Special Topics in Physics 1-3 credits
PHY-210 Statics 3 credits
PHY-235 Electronics 3 credits
PHY-235L Electronics Laboratory 1 credits
PHY-294 Independent Study 1-3 credits
PHY-299T Special Topics in Physics 1-3 credits
PHY-301 Theoretical Mechanics 3 credits
PHY-313 Thermal Physics 3 credits
PHY-330 Electricity & Magnetism 3 credits
PHY-399T Special Topics in Physics 1-3 credits
PHY-494 Independent Study 1-3 credits
PHY-400 Quantum Physics 3 credits

 

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