BA Science (5-9) Courses

WGU Tennessee offers degrees, not classes. As a competency-based online university, progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence through carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both. As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of these requirements through a course-by-course transcript analysis. (Learn more about transferring credits.) Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU Tennessee has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU Tennessee terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a “Pass” at WGU Tennessee is equivalent to a letter grade of “B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundational Perspectives of Education3
Intermediate Algebra3
English Composition I3
Integrated Physical Sciences3
Natural Science Lab2
College Algebra4
General Chemistry I4
General Chemistry Laboratory I1
Introduction to Biology3
English Composition II3
Critical Thinking and Logic3
Introduction to Communication3
Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3
Psychology for Educators4
Heredity and Genetics3
Survey of United States History3
Introduction to Humanities3
Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners4
Survey of United States Constitution and Government3
General Physics5
Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation4
Science, Technology, and Society5
Astronomy3
Ecology and Environmental Science3
Earth: Inside and Out4
Middle School Science: Content Knowledge2
Educational Assessment3
Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation3
Secondary Reading Instruction and Interventions3
Instructional Planning and Presentation in Science3
Secondary Disciplinary Literacy3
Preclinical Experiences in Science3
Science Methods4
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 1 and 23
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 3 and Midterm3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 4 and 53
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 6 and Final3
Teacher Performance Assessment in Science2
Professional Portfolio1
Cohort Seminar3

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