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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Science in Integrated Science (Elementary)

Requirements for a Major in Integrated Science - Elementary

The integrated science major is designed for students seeking certification to teach at the elementary school level, grades K-8. It provides the preservice teacher broad exposure in all the sciences and emphasizes the connections among the scientific disciplines, their relationship with technology, and their relevance to society. To be certified, students must complete this major and the elementary teaching minor with at least a 2.7 GPA in each. Further, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.7. Students are advised to take the MDE subject test after they have completed the major with a 2.7 GPA. Students seeking elementary teaching certification should review the integrated science major in the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog.

Major Requirements

There are 44 credits required.


Earth and Space Sciences

Life Sciences

Physical and Chemical Sciences


Suggested Order of Coursework

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Integrated Science Program Description

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