Biology Secondary Education (9-12)

Distinctive Program Features

  • Graduates are licensed to teach high school
  • Students work in both middle school and high school classrooms over three semesters during their academic program for a total of approximately 777 hours of actual classroom experience in diverse settings.
  • Students graduate with two majors, one in Secondary Education and one in their teaching area (Biology).
  • Students have two academic advisors to assist them in completing their programs and planning their careers.

 

Biology Major with Professional Educator Licensure (9-12)

 

Required Courses for Certification

BIOL 124/5 Principles of Biology I and Lab  4
BIOL 126/7 Principles of Biology II and Lab  4
BIOL 211 Microbiology  5
BIOL 252 Human Physiology  4
BIOL 310 Invertebrate Zoology  4
BIOL 314/5 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Lab  5
BIOL 322 Molecular Biology  4
BIOL 350 Genetics  4
BIOL 361 Ecology  4
BIOL 390 Methods of Teaching Biology in the Secondary School  3
BIOL 410 Senior Seminar OR
BIOL 411 Senior Thesis I  1
BIOL 412 Senior Thesis II  2 (Required of Biology Fellows)

 

Support Courses:

CHEM 121/3 General Chemistry I and Lab  5
CHEM 122/4 General Chemistry II and Lab  5
CHEM 224/5 Organic Chemistry I and Lab  5
CHEM 322/3 Biochemistry and Lab  5
ENVS 120 Earth Science  4
PSCI 111 General Physics I  4
PSCI 112 General Physics II  4
MATH 181 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I  5

 

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