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Lake Superior State University

Integrated Science: Bachelor of Science

Program Description


This program includes either training for elementary level teacher certification with a major in integrated science, or an elementary teaching minor in integrated science, or an approved secondary teaching major leading to Michigan Teacher certification in Integrated Science (program code DI).

Elementary teachers will hold full elementary certification for self contained classrooms, as well as qualification to teach all science subjects in the middle school.

Secondary teacher certification enables the candidate to teach biology, chemistry, Earth/space science, life science, physics and physical science in grades 6-12.

Contact the School of Education for more information.

In addition to classroom teaching, graduates can pursue careers as science educators, curriculum specialists or enter graduate study in science, science education or related fields.

Available degrees (see specific degree requirements further down the page):



Degree Requirements


Bachelor of Science Integrated Science Elementary Teaching

Elementary Integrated Science Major (44 credits)

Science Cognates (5 credits)

  • EDUC421 Elementary Science Methods 2
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods 3

Planned Program

Language Arts:

  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • ENGL222 English Grammar 3
  • ENGL335 Children’s Literature in the Classroom 3

Choose one literature class from the following:

  • ENGL180 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
  • ENGL235 Survey of Native Literature of North America 3
  • ENGL236 Literature and Culture 3

Mathematics:

  • MATH103 Number Systems & Problem Solving 4
  • MATH104 Geometry and Measurement 4
  • MATH207 Principles of Statistical Methods (or equivalent) 3

Natural Sciences:

Social Studies:

All Students:

  • PSYC265 Child and Adolescent Psychology 3
  • EDUC330 Reading in the Elementary Classroom 3

General Education (19 credits)

  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • Approved Social Science 9
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Approved Humanities 3

Professional Education Requirements and Education Cognates- see Elementary Teaching.

Free Electives as needed to reach 124-credit minimum


Bachelor of Science Integrated Science Secondary Teaching

Secondary Integrated Science Major (74 credits)

Complete one of the following methods courses:

  • EDUC443 Secondary Methods: Science 3
  • EDUC453 Directed Study: Science Methods 3

Departmental Cognates (9 credits)

General Education (25 credits)

  • COMM101 Fund. of Speech Communication 3
  • ENGL110 First-Year Composition I 3
  • ENGL111 First-Year Composition II 3
  • Approved Social Science 9
  • HUMN251 Humanities I 4
  • Approved Humanities 3

Professional Education Requirements and Education Cognates- see Elementary Teaching.

Free Electives as needed to reach 124-credit minimum (0-3 credits)


Bachelor of Arts Degree Notes (if applicable): One year (8 credits) of a modern language other than English. If taken at LSSU, this would be: CHIN151-152, FREN151-152 or 251-252, GRMN141-142 or 241-242, NATV141-142 or 201-202, or SPAN161-162.

One-half year of two different languages will not meet this requirement.

Bachelor of Science Degree Notes (if applicable): At least eight (8) semester credits in addition to courses used for general education requirements from categories of social science, natural science, computer science or mathematics.

These bachelor of science degree requirements can be used for majors or minors, but not general education.