Rhode Island College

2020-2021 Catalog


Secondary Education B.A. (Biology Chemistry and Physics)

Retention Requirements

  1. A minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 each semester.
  2. A minimum grade of B- in all teacher education courses.
  3. A satisfactory G.P.A. in the major area.
  4. Positive recommendations from all education instructors based on academic work, fieldwork, and professional behavior.

If a student’s GPA falls below the minimum 2.75, or if the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum, the student will be put on probation, which means the student cannot continue to take courses in the professional education sequence until the probationary status is removed. If either the overall GPA or the required GPA in the major falls below the minimum for two consecutive semesters, the student may be suspended or dismissed from the secondary education program.

Course Requirements

Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CEP 315Educational Psychology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 101Introduction to Teaching and Learning

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
FNED 246Schooling for Social Justice

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 202Introduction to Assessment

2

Fall, Spring, Summer.
SED 301Discourses, Literacies and Technologies of Learning

2

Fall.
SED 420/TECH 420/WLED 420Introduction to Student Teaching

2

Early Spring
SED 421/TECH 421/WLED 421Student Teaching in the Secondary School

7

Spring.
SED 422/TECH 422/WLED 422Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education

3

Spring.
SPED 333Introduction to Special Education: Policies/Practices

3

Fall, Spring.
TESL 401Introduction to Teaching Emergent Bilinguals

4

Fall, Spring.
Total Credit Hours:35

Note: To be admitted into SED 301 students must be admitted into FSEHD, and to take their Practicum I course (SED 31X) they must submit passing scores for both the Praxis II content tests and the Praxis II: Principles of Learning and Teaching Tests.

Note: SED 420 is taken in the Early Spring session.

See Secondary Education Majors and Concentrations (p. 160) for further requirements, including SED Practicum courses.

Secondary Education Biology Major

Students electing a major in Biology apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 2.50 in their content grade point average (GPA) and a minimum grade of C. Students must maintain the content GPA of 2.50 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain Biology certification:

Requirements

Biology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 112Introductory Biology II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 213WPlant and Animal Form and Function

4

Fall, Spring.
BIOL 314Genetics

4

Fall.
BIOL 318Ecology

4

Fall.
BIOL 320Cell and Molecular Biology

4

Spring.
BIOL 348Microbiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 491-494Research in Biology

1

Fall, Spring, Summer

Chemistry

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.

Mathematics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 240Statistical Methods I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Physical Science

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 357Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Science

3

As needed.

Physics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 321Invertebrate Zoology

4

As needed.
BIOL 324Vertebrate Zoology

4

As needed.
BIOL 329Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

4

As needed.
BIOL 330Developmental Biology of Animals

4

Alternate years.
BIOL 353The Plant Kingdom

4

As needed.
BIOL 354Plant Growth and Development

4

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:68
 

Secondary Education Chemistry Major

Students electing a major in Chemistry apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 2.50 in their content grade point average (GPA) and a minimum grade of C. Students must maintain the content GPA of 2.75 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain Chemistry certification:

Requirements

Biology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Chemistry

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 205Organic Chemistry I

4

Fall, Summer.
CHEM 206Organic Chemistry II

4

Spring, Summer.
CHEM 310Biochemistry

4

Fall.
CHEM 403Inorganic Chemistry I

3

Fall.
CHEM 404Analytical Chemistry

4

Spring (even years).
CHEM 405Physical Chemistry I

3

Fall.
CHEM 407Physical Chemistry Laboratory I

1

Fall.
CHEM 491-493Research in Chemistry

1

As needed.

Mathematics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Physical Science

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 357Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Science

3

As needed.

Physics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 102Physics for Science and Mathematics II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

ONE COURSE from:

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 406Physical Chemistry II

3

Spring.
 

CHEM 412Inorganic Chemistry II

2

Spring.
-And-

CHEM 413Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

1

Spring.
 

CHEM 414Instrumental Methods of Analysis

4

Spring (odd years).
CHEM 420Biochemistry of Proteins and Nucleic Acids

3

Fall, Spring (odd years).
CHEM 422Biochemistry Laboratory

3

Spring.
CHEM 425Advanced Organic Chemistry

4

Fall (odd years).
CHEM 435Pharmacology and Toxicology

3

As needed.
Total Credit Hours:62-63

Secondary Education Physics Major

Students electing a major in Physics apply to the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and meet admission requirements that include a 2.50 in their content grade point average (GPA). Students must maintain the content GPA of 2.50 for retention and, along with satisfactorily completing required courses in secondary education (minimum grade B-), complete the following courses to obtain Physics certification:

Requirements

Biology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 111Introductory Biology I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Chemistry

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CHEM 103General Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 104General Chemistry II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Mathematics

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MATH 212Calculus I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 213Calculus II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MATH 314Calculus III

4

Fall, Spring.

Physical Science

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PSCI 212Introduction to Geology

4

Fall, Summer.
PSCI 357Historical and Contemporary Contexts of Science

3

As needed.

Required Physics Courses

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 101Physics for Science and Mathematics I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 102Physics for Science and Mathematics II

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 307Quantum Mechanics I

4

Spring (odd years).
PHYS 311Thermodynamics

4

Spring (even years).
PHYS 312Mathematical Methods in Physics

3

Fall.
PHYS 313Junior Laboratory

3

Fall.
PHYS 413Senior Laboratory

3

Fall.
PHYS 491-493Research in Physics

1

As needed.

PHYS 491: (for 1 credit)

Elective Physics Courses

ONE COURSE from
CourseTitleCreditsOffered
PHYS 309Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

4

Fall (even years).
PHYS 315Optics

4

Spring (odd years).
PHYS 320Analog Electronics

4

Fall (odd years).
PHYS 321Digital Electronics

4

Spring (even years).
Total Credit Hours:61