Science Teaching Certifications

The UW-Stout science education program offers science teaching certifications in broadfield science, biology, chemistry, and physics. These certifications have been approved by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). Broadfield science certification allows teachers to teach any science course up to grade 10 and any basic or general science course in grades 11 and 12. Biology, chemistry, and physics certifications are needed to teach those subject areas in grades 11 and 12.

Each certification can be taken as a teaching major certification or teaching minor certification.


Major certifications in science

Broadfield Science

Major Certification (32 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • BIO 135 Organismal Biology (4cr)
  • CHEM 135 College Chem I (5cr) [Pre: Math 120]
  • CHEM 136 (5cr) [Pre: Chem 135]
  • PHYS 241 College Physics I (5cr) [Pre: Math 153]
  • PHYS 242 College Physics II (5cr) [Pre: Phys 241]
  • PHYS 255 Meteorology (2cr)
  • PHYS 258 Intro Geology (2cr)

Biology

Major Certification (32 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • BIO 135 Organismal Biology (4cr)
  • BIO 136 Molecular Cell (5cr) [Pre: Bio 135]
  • BIO 332 Genetics (3cr) [Pre: Bio 135]
  • BIO 350 Ecology (3cr) [Pre: Bio 135]

    Additional 13 credits of biology above intro level.

 

Chemistry

Major Certification (32 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • CHEM 135 College Chem I (5cr) [Pre: Math 120]
  • CHEM 136 College Chem II (5cr) [Pre: Chem 135]
  • CHEM 201 Organic (4cr) [Pre: Chem 135]
  • CHEM 331 QuantAnalysis (3cr) [Pre: Chem 136]

    Additional 11 credits of approved chemistry electives above the intro level.

 

Physics

Major Certification (32 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • PHYS 241 College Physics I (5cr) [Pre: Math 153]
  • PHYS 242 College Physics II (5cr) [Pre: Phys 241]
  • PHYS 250 Light & Color (3cr) [Pre: Math 118]
  • ELEC 260 Elec Circ (3cr) [Pre: Phys241&Math153]

    Additional 12 credits of approved physics electives above the intro level.





Minor certifications in science

Biology

Minor Certification (22 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • BIO 135 Organismal Biology (4cr)
  • BIO 136 Molecular Cell (5cr)

    Additional 9 credits of approved biology electives above the intro level.

 

Chemistry

Minor Certification (22 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • CHEM 135 College Chemistry I (5cr) [Pre: Math 120]
  • CHEM 136 College Chemistry II (5cr) [Pre: Chem 135]

    Additional 8 credits of approved chemistry electives above the intro level.

 

Physics

Minor Certification (22 credits)

  • BIO 111 Science, Society and and the Environment (4cr)
  • PHYS 241 College Physics I (5cr) [Pre: Math 153]
  • PHYS 242 College Physics II (5cr) [Pre: Phys 241]

    Additional 8 credits of approved physics electives above the intro level.