Teacher Preparation in Geography

Teaching Major in Geography

Students seeking licensure to teach geography in a middle or secondary school must complete the requirements for the B.A. degree with a major in geography (36 credits minimum, no specific option is required) as follows: GPHY 111N; GPHY 112; GPHY 121S; GPHY 141S or GPHY 241S or another regional course; GPHY 284; GPHY 385 or GPHY 497; three upper-division systematic geography courses (one each from the fields of geography and society, physical geography, and human-environment interaction); EDU 497; plus electives. Students must complete a teaching minor (or major) in another curriculum area taught in grades 5-12. Students must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet the professional studies requirements for all middle and secondary teachers, as indicated in the School of Education section of this catalog. Students are encouraged to seek licensure advising from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.

 

Teaching Minor in Geography

Students seeking a teaching minor in geography complete a minimum of 21 credits by meeting the following requirements: GPHY 111N; GPHY 112; GPHY 121S; GPHY 141S or GPHY 241S or other regional course; GPHY 284 or GPHY 385 or  GPHY 497; two upper-division systematic geography courses from the fields of geography and society, physical geography, or human-environment interaction; and EDU 497. Students must complete a teaching major in another curriculum area taught in grades 5-12. Students must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet the professional studies requirements for all secondary teachers, as indicated in the School of Education section of this catalog. Students are encouraged to seek licensure advising from the Department of Curriculum & Instruction.