INTRODUCTORY SUBJECT MATTER AUTHORIZATION: SCIENCE

Introductory Subject Matter Authorization: Science is an additional authorization that may be added to an existing credential. It authorizes the credential holder to teach introductory courses in science, K-9th grades. It is not a separate credential, but is in addition to a pre-existing Single or Multiple Subject Credential. 32 semester hours of non-remedial collegiate coursework in science is required, including a minimum of six semester hours in each of four content areas.

COMPONENT AREA (all are semester units)

    • Biological Sciences: anatomy; bioethics; biology; botany; DNA and RNA structure; ecology; environmental science; evolution; generics; marine biology; microbiology; physiology; structure and function of cells; and zoology. Kinesiology is not applicable.

    • Chemistry: atomic, molecular and ionic structures; chemical reactions; properties and process of elements, compound, mixtures, inorganic and organics substances; properties of molecules; quantitative and quantitative analysis; and state and matter including models of gases, liquid and solids.

    • Geosciences: astronomy; cosmology; earth science/resources; forestry; fossils; geology; geodynamics; meteorology; mineralogy; oceanography; paleontology; solid science; and weather and climate.

    • Physics: electromagnetic radiation including spectra, visible light and color; fission; fusion and vaporization; gravitation; light and optics; nuclear and atomic physics; principals of mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism; principles of momentum and energy; quantum theory.

ACCEPTED COURSES (all are semester units)

    6 units from the following:
    • BIOL 101 - Elementary of Biology (6)

    • BIOL 1O1L - Elementary of Biology Lab (1)

    • BIOL 102 - Biology for Future Elementary Teachers (3)

    • BIOL 305 - Human Heredity and Development (3)

    • BIOL 319 - Marine Development (3)

    • BIOL 171 - Evolution and Biodiversity (5)

    • BIOL 172 - Cellular Basis of Life (5)

    • BIOL 300 - Environmental Biology (3)

    • BIOL 310 - Human Physiology (3)

    • BIOL 310L - Human Physiology Laboratory (I)

    • BIOL 311 - Nutrition and Diseases (3)

    • BIOL 318 - Wildlife Conservation (3)

    • BIOL 352 - Plants and Life (3)

    • BIOL 409 - Teaching Evolution: Online course for Teachers (3)

    6 units from the following:
    • CHEM 100 - Survey of Chemistry (3)

    • CHEM 1OOL - Survey of Chemistry (1)

    • CHEM 102 - Physical Science for Future Teachers (3)

    • CHEM 111 - Nutrition and Health (3)

    • CHEM 115 - Introductory General Chemistry (5)

    • CHEM 120A - General Chemistry (5)

    • CHEM 120B - General Chemistry (5)

    • CHEM 303A - Biotechnology: Business and Society (1)

    • CHEM 303B - Biotechnology: Medical Biotechnology (1)

    • CHEM 303C - Biotechnology: Agricultural and Environmental Biotechnology (1)

    • CHEM 311 - Nutrition and Disease (3)

    • CHEM 313A - Environmental Pollution and its Solution: Air Pollution (1)

    • CHEM 313B - Environmental Pollution and its Solution: Water Pollution (1)

    • CHEM 313C - Environmental Pollution and its Solution: Land Pollution (1)

    6 units from the following:
    • GEOL 101 - Physical Geology (3)

    • GEOL 1O1L - Physical Geology Laboratory (1)

    • GEOL 102 - Earth and Astronomical Science for Future Teachers (3)

    • GEOL 140 - Earth's Atmosphere (3)

    • PHYS 120 - Introduction to Astronomy (3)

    • GEOL 310T - Topics in California - Related Geology (3)

    • GEOL 420 - Earth Science for Science Teachers (4)

    6 units from the following:
    • PHYS 101 - Survey of Physics (3)

    • PHYS 1O1L - Survey of Physics Laboratory (1)

    • PHYS 102 - Physical Science for Future Elementary Teachers (3)

    • PHYS 120 - Introduction to Astronomy (3)

    • PHYS 211 - Elementary Physics (3)

    • PHYS 211L - Elementary Physics Laboratory (1)

    • PHYS 212 - Elementary Physics (3)

    • PHYS 212L - Elementary Physics Laboratory (1)

    • PHYS 225 - Fundamental Physics: Mechanics (3)

    • PHYS 225L - Fundamental Physics Laboratory

    • PHYS 226 - Fundamental Physic: Electricity and Magnetism (3)

    • PHYS 226L - Fundamental Physics Laboratory (1)

    • PHYS 301 - Energy and the Environment (3)

8 additional units from any of the following departments:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Geology

  • Physics

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