GS - General Science Instructor Qualifications

General Science (GS) Instructor Qualifications

A Master’s degree (or higher) in the GS Subject Area

OR

 a Master’s degree (or higher) in a GS Related Area plus 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the GS Subject Area.  Instructors with a Master’s degree (or higher) in a GS Related Area must have their transcripts reviewed to document a minimum of 30 quarter hours of graduate credit in the GS Subject Area.

*GS Subject Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Planetary Science
  • Geology
  • Geoscience
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Paleontology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Meteorology
  • Climatology
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Oceanography
  • General Science
  • Physical Science

*GS Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Physics
  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Marine Science
  • Science Teaching

 

Demonstrated Competency Qualifications:

For each of the courses listed below, Demonstrated Competency can be met by:

 a Bachelors degree in the course subject area, plus demonstrated professional competency in the course subject area supported by a minimum of three years of documented full time equivalent experience in the course subject area consisting of any combination of work and/or research and/or teaching experience, carried out in private industry and/or government agency and/or academic institution and/or volunteer organization settings

OR

a Bachelors degree in the course related area, plus demonstrated professional competency in the course subject area supported by a minimum of five years of documented full time equivalent experience in the course subject area consisting of any combination of work and/or research and/or teaching experience, carried out in private industry and/or government agency and/or academic institution and/or volunteer organization settings.

 
GS106 General Science (Geology)

*GS106 Subject Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Earth Science
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Planetary Science
  • Geology
  • Geoscience
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Paleontology
  • Paleoclimatology

*GS106 Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Physical Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Science Teaching

 
GS107 General Science (Astronomy)

*GS107 Subject Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Planetary Science

*GS107 Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Physics
  • Science Teaching
  • Earth Science
  • Earth System Science
  • Geology
  • Geoscience

 
GS108 General Science (Oceanography)

*GS108 Subject Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Oceanography

*GS108 Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Climatology
  • Earth Science
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Geoscience
  • Geochemistry
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Marine Science
  • Meteorology
  • Paleontology
  • Physical Geography
  • Science Teaching

 
GS109 General Science (Meteorology)

*GS109 Subject Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Atmospheric Science
  • Meteorology
  • Climatology
  • Paleoclimatology

*GS109 Related Area degrees include but are not limited to:

  • Earth Science
  • Earth Systems Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geochemistry
  • Geology
  • Geomorphology
  • Geophysics
  • Geoscience
  • Paleontology
  • Planetary Science
  • Physics
  • Physical Geography
  • Marine Science
  • Oceanography
  • Science Teaching

*These lists may not be inclusive as there are other degree titles that may be appropriate to the subject and related areas. The Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department Chair, will make the final determination about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of these lists.

Revised and Approved September 2014

Instructor Qualifications for General Science Prior to September 2014