Dec 01, 2023  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography Major - Secondary Education (32 hours)

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Effective teaching of modern geography in schools is currently attracting significant attention by curriculum planners. This major is designed to develop a teacher corps more skilled in contemporary geography, consistent with Michigan teacher certification standards and national geography education objectives.

Required Core (20 hours)

Electives (12 hours)

Beyond the core, the secondary education major should emphasize EITHER the physical science or a social science side of geography.

Physical Science Emphasis

Majors opting for this emphasis MUST take this class:

For the social science emphasis

Majors opting for this emphasis should also select four courses from the following list:


The following majors or minors are recommended to accompany the Teaching of Geography Secondary Education major:

Physical Science Emphasis: Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geosciences, Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Information Systems.

Social Science Emphasis: History, Economics, or Political Science.

Other valuable teaching minor options to combine with a Secondary Education Geography major are: 1) Mathematics Minor-Secondary Teaching Option; or 2) Earth Science Education Minor.

General Education Note:

Some of these courses may also be used to meet General Education Requirements.

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