GS - General Science Instructor Qualifications ARCHIVE

Instructor Qualifications for General Science Prior to May 2011:


Instructors for GS106, GS107, GS108, GS109 (Physical Science)


The General Science (Physical Science) sequence is rather unique to PCC because it includes all the Earth sciences and there is intentional overlap between the courses to show relationships between them. Therefore, the qualifications for an instructor to teach any or all of these courses are:

  1. a Master’s degree in any one of the following subjects: Geology, Oceanography, Meteorology, Physics, Astronomy, Science Education, General Science, Earth Sciences, Secondary school science education, Marine Science, Environmental Science, Planetary Science,
  2. a Bachelor’s degree in any of the areas stated above PLUS at least 30 graduate hours in geology, astronomy, meteorology, physics, chemistry, oceanography, general science, earth science, marine science, environmental science, planetary science, or any combination thereof;
  3. OR
  4. a Bachelor’s degree in any of the above areas PLUS a reasonable background in the particular subject being taught, and this can be demonstrated through academic coursework, teaching experience, "industrial" (non-teaching) experience, research, grants, professional experience, or any combination thereof.

Revised Date: 2004