Jun 27, 2022  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Geography, Geography for Educators Concentration, BA

The Geography for Educators concentration combines rigorous preparation in human, physical and regional geography with course work that focuses on the cultivation of geographically-informed learners. Although its roots are found in ancient Greece, geography is an ideal way to learn about the modern world. Students of geography practice both a social science and a natural science, while learning to use mapping and geoprocessing to better understand and communicate about local, regional or global problems. As a broad, integrative discipline, geography is ideal preparation for classroom teachers, including generalists in the lower grades and social studies or earth science teachers in higher grades. Students who wish to be elementary teachers are required to double major in Elementary Education. Students should also refer to the Educator Preparation and Licensure Policies and Procedures  section of this catalog for specific licensure and major requirements.


Learning Outcomes  

Course Requirements

Note: The concentration in Geography for Educators is approved only for students also majoring in these programs: Early Childhood Education; Early Childhood Education, Double Degree; Elementary Education; Elementary Education, Double Degree Concentration; Elementary Education, Dual Licensure Concentration; or Special Education, Teacher of Students with Moderate Disabilities, grades 5-12. Students who opt out of the education dual major program must declare a major in one of the other Geography majors and concentrations: Applied Geography, BS; Environmental Sustainability and Climate Resilience, BS; or Geography and International Development, BA.

Core Curriculum Requirements

A minimum of 120 earned credit hours is required for graduation. These earned hours include the Core Curriculum Requirements as specified in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog and at the Core Curriculum website, www.bridgew.edu/corecurriculum. For additional graduation requirements, see the Undergraduate Academic Policies and Procedures section of this catalog.