Earth Science Education Certificate - Online

Earth Science Education Certificate - Online

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2023 through summer 2024. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

The earth science endorsement is an option for Teachers who desire a dual science endorsement to teach earth science courses in grades 6-12

  • Teachers who are already licensed in another science discipline
  • Teacher candidates who are enrolled in a teacher preparation program that leads to initial licensure in another science discipline. This certificate provides eligibility for a dual science endorsement, certifying them to teach earth science courses in grades 6-12.

*Endorsement for teacher candidates with a science education major in another discipline

EDSC 488Science Lab Practicum in Schools 10
PHSC 121Introduction to Astronomy3
PHSC 122Elements of Astronomy Lab1
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science3
PHSC 211Elements of Earth Science Lab1
PHSC 311Oceanography3
PHSC 312Meteorology3
PHSC 313Mineralogy and Petrology4
Total Hours18

EDSC 488 Science Lab Practicum in Schools (0 c.h.) is a required practicum course that requires a background check; candidates should not plan to take this course in summer sessions.

Completion Requirements

  • 18 total hours
  • A minimum of 25% of hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • 2.0 GPA
  • No grade of “D” may be applied to the certificate
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application at beginning of final semester
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