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Administrative Rule 6A-4.0322

Specialization Requirements for Certification in Separate Areas of Science (Grades 6-12)--Academic Class.

(1) Specialization requirements for biology.

(a) Plan One. A bachelor's or higher degree with an undergraduate or graduate major in biology, or

(b) Plan Two. A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in science, to include twenty-one (21) semester hours in biological science with associated laboratory experiences,or

(c) Plan Three. A bachelor's or higher degree with specialization requirements completed for chemistry, earth-space science, or physics and eighteen (18) semester hours in biological science.

(2) Specialization requirements for chemistry.

(a) Plan One. A bachelor's or higher degree with an undergraduate or graduate major in chemistry, or

(b) Plan Two. A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in science to include twenty-one (21) semester hours in chemistry with associated laboratory experiences, or

(c) Plan Three. A bachelor's or higher degree with specialization requirements completed for biology, earth-space science, or physics and eighteen (18) semester hours in chemistry.

(3) Specialization requirements for earth-space science.

(a) Plan One. A bachelor's or higher degree with an undergraduate or graduate major in earth-space science or earth science, or

(b) Plan Two. A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours in science to include twenty-one (21) semester hours in earth-space science or earth science with associated laboratory experiences, or

(c) Plan Three. A bachelor's or higher degree with specialization requirements completed for biology, chemistry, or physics and eighteen (18) semester hours in earth-space science or earth science.

(4) Specialization requirements for physics.

(a) Plan One. A bachelor's or higher degree with an undergraduate or graduate major in physics, or

(b) Plan Two. A bachelor's or higher degree with thirty (30) semester hours to include twenty-one (21) semester hours in physics with associated laboratory experiences, or

(c) Plan Three. A bachelor's or higher degree with specialization requirements completed for biology, chemistry, or earth-space science and eighteen (18) semester hours in physics.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.54, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 7-1-90, Amended 7-17-00.

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