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Bachelor of Science in Biology Education

Our Biology Education degree provides a solid foundation in biology and includes all the education courses required for licensure and certification to teach Biology at the secondary (grades 6 through 12) level.

 *Please note that this plan is meant to reflect an example of how the required coursework could be completed. Each student will work closely with faculty advisors in Biology and in Education to make certain that their individual degree plan is being completed in an effective manner. 

Freshman Year

Fall Semester (16 CH)

Fundamentals of Biology with lab (BIOL 1214)

General Chemistry I + Lab (CHEM 1104, 1141)

Introduction to Teaching (EDUC 2001)

English Composition I (ENGL 1113)

Liberal Arts Seminar (LAS 1063)

Spring Semester (16 CH)

Medical Vocabulary (BIOL 2852)

General Chemistry II + lab (CHEM 1204, 1241)

Human Development (EDUC 3103)

English Composition II (ENGL 1213)

General Education course (3 CH)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester (16 CH)

Genetics (BIOL 3003) and

Integrated Science Lab (SCI 1041) or

Environmental Science (BIOL 1314)

Psychology & Assessment of Learning (EDUC 3113)

General Education classes to total 16 CH

Spring Semester (16 CH)

Students with Exceptionalities (EDUC 3213)

Two of the following biology courses:

General Zoology with lab (BIOL 2414) or

General Botany with lab (BIOL 2214) or

Introductory Microbiology (BIOL 2314)

General Education classes to total 16 CH

Junior Year

Fall Semester (16 CH)

Genetics (BIOL 3003) and

Integrated Science Lab (SCI 1041) or

Environmental Science (BIOL 1314)

Technology in the Classroom (EDUC 4413)

General Education classes to total 16 CH

Spring Semester (16 CH)

General Zoology with lab (BIOL 2414) or

General Botany with lab (BIOL 2214) or

Introductory Microbiology (BIOL 2314)

Introductory Biochemistry (BIOL 3103)

General Education classes to total 16 CH

Senior Year

Fall Semester (16 CH)

Methods of Teaching Science (EDUC 4433)

General Education classes to total 16 CH

Spring Semester (12 CH)

Student Teaching Seminar (EDUC 4663)

Student Teaching Secondary (EDUC 4739)

124 CH total must be earned