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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Science, with Elementary Education Certification, Interdisciplinary B.A.

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Requirements for Interdisciplinary Major in Integrated Science with Elementary Education Certification

Students interested in pursuing elementary education certification may wish to consider an interdisciplinary major in integrated science. The integrated science major is primarily intended for students seeking a broad, cross-disciplinary understanding of the natural sciences. Students completing a major in integrated science are required to take courses in all the natural sciences and also to choose a minor in biology, chemistry, geology or physics. The detailed requirements for the major are provided in this catalog or are available from the Education  Department.

Elementary Certification

Albion offers programs leading to Michigan certification at the elementary level (grades K-8) in the following subject areas:

English/Language Arts  
Integrated Science  
Social Studies  

Students accepted as candidates for elementary certification must:

  • Complete a planned program as specified below.
  • Complete all other requirements as specified by Albion’s Education Department.


* Either ENGL 101H  or ENGL 203  satisfies the planned program requirement.

** Course meets intermittently during the spring semester and intensively during three weeks in May, requires residence on campus, and is part of spring registration.

Course descriptions and prerequisites are listed under the respective departments. Numbers in parentheses indicate units of credit awarded. Students apply for formal acceptance and admission into the TEP during their sophomore year while enrolled in EDUC 203 . If a student desires to do off-campus study, the ideal semester to do so is the fall of the junior year.

Requirements for Major

Nine Units Including:

  • All courses for the major must be taken for a numerical grade.
  • Completion of all other requirements for teacher certification.
    Elementary Certification  

Requirements for Elementary Certification

Students seeking elementary certification with a major in integrated science are required to consult with the Education Department and meet admission requirements to the teacher education program (TEP). Certification in elementary education requires 14 units of additional course work and often necessitates a ninth semester for student teaching. Students completing an integrated science major fulfill the certification requirement for a science course with a laboratory as part of the requirements for the major.

  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade.

Requirements for Minor

  • Please note that the courses for the major can be counted toward the minor in the respective field.




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