NAUTeach Degrees

Through the NAUTeach program, you can get a BSEd in one of the following areas:

Biology

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Through this program, you will be prepared to teach:

  • life science to students in middle grades (usually grades 6 or 7)
  • biology to students in high school (usually grades 9 or 10)
  • Advanced Placement biology to students in high school (usually grades 11 or 12)

For this degree, you’ll take 75 hours in your content major, many of which will involve laboratory or field experience, including courses in:

  • general biology
  • microbiology
  • ecology
  • genetics and evolution
  • cellular and molecular biology

This degree can generally be completed in 145 or fewer hours.

Biology adviser:  Maureen Fray
Phone: 928-523-2880

View the state’s requirements for teacher certification in biology.
See what courses you’ll take and when with our BSEd biology progression plan.
You can find more information about your courses and requirements in the academic catalog.

Chemistry

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Through this program you’ll be prepared to teach chemistry to high school students (usually grades 10-12). If you wish to be prepared to teach general science to the middle level grades, you should consider taking an additional science teaching minor. However, the current shortage of high school chemistry teachers gives you a high probability of finding a job.

For this degree, you’ll take 66 hours in your content major, including courses in:

  • general chemistry
  • organic and inorganic chemistry
  • analytic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • bio-chemistry

This degree can generally be completed in 132 or fewer hours.

Chemistry adviser:  Jared Gardner
Phone: 928-523-7065

View the state’s requirements for teacher certification in chemistry.
See what courses you’ll take and when on our BSEd chemistry progression plan.
You can find more information about your courses and requirements in the academic catalog.

Earth Science

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Through this program, you will be prepared to teach:

  • earth science to students in middle grades (usually grades 7 or 8)
  • earth science to students in high school

For this degree, you’ll take 64 hours in your content major, many of which will involve laboratory or field experience, including courses in:

  • physical geology
  • historical geology
  • oceanography
  • climate change
  • paleontology
  • applied geology and geomorphology

This degree can generally be completed in 120 hours.

Earth science adviser: Maureen Fray
Phone: 928-523-2880

See what courses you’ll take and when with our BSEd earth science progression plan.
You can find more information about your courses and requirements in the academic catalog.

Mathematics

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Through this program, you will be prepared to teach:

  • mathematics to students in middle grades (usually grades 7 or 8)
  • mathematics to students in high school

For this degree, you’ll take 47 hours in your content major, including courses in:

  • calculus
  • discrete mathematics
  • number theory
  • modern geometry
  • methods of teaching mathematics
  • statistical analysis

This degree can generally be completed in 120 hours.

Mathematics adviser: contact the department math@nau.edu
Phone: 928-523-3481

View the state’s teacher certification requirements for mathematics.
See what courses you’ll take and when with our BSEd mathematics progression plan.
You can find more information about your courses and requirements in the academic catalog.

Physics

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Through this program, you will be prepared to teach:

  • physical science to students in middle grades (usually grades 7 or 8)
  • physics to students in high school (usually grades 11 or 12)

For this degree, you’ll take 38 hours in your content major, including courses in:

  • university physics I, II, and III
  • electronics
  • modern physics

This degree can generally be completed in 120 hours.

Physics adviser: Jared Gardner
Phone: 928-523-7065

View the state’s teacher certification requirements for physics.
See what courses you’ll take and when with our BSEd physics progression plan.
You can find more information about your courses and requirements in the academic catalog.

General Science

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Through this program, you will be prepared to teach:

  • physical science to students in middle grades (usually grades 7 or 8)
  • general science to students in high school (usually grades 9 or 10)

For this degree, you’ll take 54 hours in your content major, including courses in:

  • physics
  • astronomy
  • chemistry
  • geography
  • geology
  • biology
  • physical science

This degree can generally be completed in 120 hours.

Physics adviser: Jared Gardner
Phone: 928-523-7065

See what courses you’ll take and when with our BSEd general science progression plan.
You can find more information about your courses and requirements in the academic catalog.