General Engineering Plus CU Teach Science offers engineering students the flexibility of earning a design-rich engineering degree, combined with the opportunity to teach secondary school science. This degree option arms grades 7-12 STEM educators with the scientific, technological, engineering, and mathematical literacy necessary to improve the teaching and learning of science and engineering subjects in middle and high schools.
The General Engineering Plus CU Teach Science degree requires 53-59 engineering credit hours, 28-43 science credit hours, 16 math credit hours (Calc I, Calc 2, Calc 3, DiffEq), 18 humanities credit hours and 23 CU Teach education credit hours, including a culminating semester-long student teaching experience in a middle or high school science or math classroom as required by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE). Though the CDE does not distinguish among science licensures, and grants a “science-secondary education” license, GE+ CU Teach Science students must choose a science area of focus (physics, chemistry or biology) to ensure deeper content knowledge.
Physics focus science content requirements as follows:
General Engineering + CU Teach Engineering Physics sample nine-semester curriculum:
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