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Art Education

The Bachelor of Science in Art Education is designed to train professionals to teach art/art history, aesthetics, and criticism in the schools. The program emphasizes the blending of research and theory with practical applied experience, and considers the urban, multicultural nature of the University community, as well as more general national trends within the discipline. The program involves extensive fieldwork with supervision and seminars. All students are encouraged to pursue specialized interests and needs. State of Florida certification requirements are met through coursework, field experiences, and student teaching.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Biological Science

The Biological Sciences degree program provides a strong foundation in biology, from molecules to ecosystems, including structural and developmental biology, physiology, organismal diversity, and ecology, within an evolutionary framework. Faculty and students work with a diverse array of plant, animal, and microbial organisms and in a wide range of terrestrial, freshwater, and marine habitats. FIU is ideally situated for the study of tropical biology and many of our laboratories specialize in tropical systems. This field of study will prepare students for further graduate and professional studies, as well as for employment in areas that require university-level training in the life sciences. A Biology Education track prepares students for teaching at the secondary level.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Science: Biology Education

This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Biology B.S. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching biology at the secondary level. The Biology Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

BBC, MMC

Biological Science: Education (Program Description)

This degree-specific program combines the rigorous requirements of the Biology B.S. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching biology at the secondary level. The Biology Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry (BS)

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is certified by the American Chemical Society and provides the necessary background for those who wish to pursue graduate study in chemistry and ultimately careers in chemistry. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Biochemistry

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Chemical Education

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major combines the rigorous requirements of the Chemistry B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level. The Chemical Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Chemical Education (Program Description)

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major combines the rigorous requirements of the Chemistry B.A. program with content-specific pedagogy to prepare students interested in teaching chemistry at the secondary level. The Chemical Education major offers a degree in the discipline with multiple field experiences in diverse classroom settings and culminates in a full-time teaching internship. Upon graduation from the program, students are endorsed for Full Teacher Certification by the State of Florida’s Department of Education.

This major is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Click here to view the Major Map.

Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Environmental

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Chemistry: Forensic

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed for students preparing for careers such as medicine, dentistry, environmental studies, veterinary medicine, patent law, secondary science education or forensic chemistry. The Chemical Education Major allows students to meet all the requirements for full certification to teach 6-12 in the State of Florida. Students may work with the Department's faculty members, many of whom are interdisciplinary in their training and interests and teach in several fields, in their research labs. Some present the result of their research at national conferences and publish them in chemistry journals.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Early Childhood Education/ESOL Endorsement

The Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education with ESOL Endorsement is an initial teacher preparation program designed to train future teachers of students from preK-3 to grade 3. The program is designed to provide students with general knowledge of teaching and pedagogical practices, as well as specific knowledge relevant to working in the early childhood education field.

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC

Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Development

The Early Childhood Development subplan focuses on understanding of learning and development during the early childhood years. Students will learn about the cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of young children within the context of family and community studies. Students will also learn about general and early education practices and curricula. (NOTE: This track does not result in a teacher certification.)

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC, ON

Early Childhood Education: Early Childhood Development Online

The Early Childhood Development subplan focuses on understanding of learning and development during the early childhood years. Students will learn about the cognitive, language, and social/emotional development of young children within the context of family and community studies. Students will also learn about general and early education practices and curricula. (NOTE: This track does not result in a teacher certification.)

Bachelor of Science2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

ON

Earth Sciences

The Bachelors of Arts in Earth Sciences provides Earth Science background for those who intend to enter non-science fields, such as public administration, law, and especially teaching. The major in Earth Science Education leads to teacher certification within the State of Florida, including 6 credits of student teaching in the senior year. Knowledge of Earth Sciences is essential for understanding problems of climate change, groundwater supply, weather and environmental hazards, geotechnical engineering, and natural resource management. Students have the opportunity to work in well-equipped Earth Science laboratories and to learn the major techniques used in the Earth Sciences, including meteorology, hydrogeology, oceanography and geology.

Bachelor of Arts2-year Transfer, 4-year Freshman

Arts, Sciences, & Education

MMC