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Academic Program Guide

FSU - Teach Applied Geosciences

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The FSU-Teach/Applied Geosciences major is designed for students who wish to teach Earth and Space Science at the middle and/or secondary education levels. Students are strongly encouraged to have credit for College Algebra (MAC1105) prior to enrolling as freshman in the FSU Teach/Applied Geosciences major. This degree should not be used by someone planning to do graduate work in the geosciences unless further coursework in the specific geoscience fields are taken.

In order to be admitted for the second major in Education, students must have an overall 2.50 or higher GPA, and satisfy the teacher education admission requirements noted here: .

(Please note: FSU-Teach majors are not required to take EDF1005, EDF2085, or EME2040)

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra or MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
GE Core History (AMH2020/POS1041)3
AST1002 Planets, Stars and Galaxies3
SMT1043 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 or MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra or MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
GE Social Science3
SMT1053 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 and MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus ) in each
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
Foreign Language I4
SMT3100 Knowing and Learning3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus) in each
Complete General Knowledge FTCE
Apply for formal admission to School of Teacher Education (minimum overall GPA 2.50 required)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
Foreign Language II4
GE Core Hum/Cultural Practice 3
MET1010 Lab Introduction to Atmosphere Lab1
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete MAC2311 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
GLY2010C Physical Geology with Lab4
Foreign Language III4
SMT4301 Classroom Interactions3
ISC 3402 STEM Engagement Perspectives3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete AST1002 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MET1010L ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SMT3100 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
GEO2200C Physical Geography3
PHY2048C General Physics A with Lab or PHY2053C College Physics A with Lab 4-5
MET3231 Intro to Thermo & Dynamics3
RED4335 Content Area Reading for Secondary School Teachers3
ISC3523C Research Methods3
TSL4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete GEO2200C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete GLY2010C ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MET3231 ( ≥ C minus )
Professional Ed. & Subject Area FTCE
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
ESC3100c History of Earth Systems 4
GLY4820 Principles of Hydrology3
SMT4664 Project Based Instruction (meets oral competency requirement)3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete ESC3100c ( ≥ C minus )
Complete GLY4820 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SMT4301 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SMT4664 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete a pre-graduation check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
EVR4922 Senior Capstone4
OCE4008 Principles of Oceanography3
OCE4017 Current Issues in Environmental Studies or GLY3039 Energy, Resources, and the Environment 3
GE SIP with Diversity3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Complete EVR4922 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete OCE4008 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete OCE4017 or GLY3039 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 9 hrs
SMT4945 Apprentice Teaching3
SMT4930 Apprentice Teaching Seminar 3
Required Milestones: Term 9
Complete FSU-Teach Internship
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Middle School/High School/Advanced Placement Earth and Space Science teacher.

Representative Employers: Middle Schools and High Schools, Environmental Agencies and Organizations.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University

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