Academic Programs Catalog

College of Natural Science

Teacher Certification Options

The following disciplinary majors leading to bachelor's degrees in the College of Natural Science are available for teacher certification:  biological science–interdepartmental, chemistry, earth science–interdepartmental, mathematics, physical science–interdepartmental, and physics. 

The following disciplinary minors in the College of Natural Science are also available for teacher certification:  biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics.

Students interested in elementary teacher certification in science should reference the section on MSU SUBJECT MATTER TEACHING MAJORS AND MINORS FOR TEACHER PREPARATION AND CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.

Students who elect the biological science–interdepartmental  or the physical science–interdepartmental disciplinary major, or the biology disciplinary minor, must contact the Center for Integrative Studies in General Science in the College of Natural Science.

Students who elect a chemistry disciplinary major or the chemistry disciplinary minor must contact the Department of Chemistry.

Students who elect the earth science–interdepartmental disciplinary major or the earth science disciplinary minor must contact the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

Students who elect a mathematics disciplinary major or the mathematics disciplinary minor must contact the Department of Mathematics.

Students who elect a physics disciplinary major or the physics disciplinary minor must contact the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

For additional information, refer to the statements on the disciplinary majors  referenced above and to the statement on TEACHER CERTIFICATION in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.