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Secondary Education Environmental Science with a Teacher Licensure Concentration (B.A.)

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Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129


Freshman - Credits: 32

  • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)
Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
ED 010 - Communication/Literacy Lab (Cr: 0)
ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
ENG 101 - College Writing Seminar (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Writing Designated Requirement
ENV 140 - Environmental Biology and Field Studies (Cr: 3)
INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
LST 100 - Seminar in Academic Inquiry (Cr: 3)
MTH 135 - Calculus I (Cr: 3)
Satisifes Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

Sophomore - Credits: 35

  • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
CHE 306 - Chemical Analysis and Instrumentation (Cr: 3)
ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
ED 240 - Literacy in the Content Areas (Cr: 3)
ENV 122/122L - Geology and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENV 215/215L - Oceanography and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENV 220/220L - Environmental Science and Lab (Cr: 4)
ENV 313 - Modern Conservation: Principles and Practices (Cr: 3)
INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
MTH 126 - Applied Statistics (Cr: 3)
PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement

Junior - Credits: 31

  • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
ED 330 - Sheltered English Immersion Teacher’s Endorsement Course (Cr: 3)
ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas (Cr: 3)
ENV 216 - Natural Disasters and Catastrophes (Cr: 3)
ENV 338 - Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment (Cr: 3)
PHY 109/109L - Fundamentals of Astronomy I and Lab (Cr: 4)
POL 384 - Environmental Law (Cr: 3)

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 12)
    (two must be above the 100 level)
ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
ENV 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
ENV 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

Teaching Practicum

Students pursuing secondary education complete a full-semester minimum 300-hour practicum in their licensure field during the senior year. They are placed in local Massachusetts schools and closely supervised by a licensed cooperating teacher and a college supervisor. Weekly seminars bring all student teachers together with faculty who provide supervision and mentoring throughout the practicum. 

Please visit the School of Education's Secondary Education Licensure page for more information.


Field and Laboratory Research
Pollution/Water Quality Control Testing
Policy and Management
Environmental Law
Energy Sector
National and State Parks
Museums and Aquariums
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Protection
Natural Resource Management

Download the Environmental Science Career Sheet for more options and information.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the environmental sciences, and the roles they play in the world today.
  2. Demonstrate learning and understanding of interdisciplinary study within the environmental sciences.
  3. Engage in methods of scientific inquiry.
  4. Apply learning through fieldwork, laboratory and internship experiences.
  5. Capitalize on the location and physical/natural aspects of the campus and the North Shore of Boston.
  6. Demonstrate relevant writing, communication and mathematics competencies and skills.
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