Teaching Specialty - Biological Sciences
Major: Biological Sciences Education
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 140
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A list of approved general education courses is available here .
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
|Biological Sciences Education Requirements|
|BIOL 189||Skills for Academic Success 1||1|
|ENGL 324||Writing in the Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
and Physical Geology Lab (May satisfy general education category G)
|MATH 146||Applied Calculus I (May satisfy general education category R)||4|
|Teaching Specialty Requirements|
|BIOC 260||Elements of Biochemistry||4|
and Environmental Science Laboratory
|General Biology I|
and General Biology I Laboratory
|General Biology II|
and General Biology II Laboratory
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
|BIOL 364||General Ecology||3|
|BIOL 491||Seminar (Capstone)||2|
|Select one of the following:||4|
and Genetics Laboratory
and Genetics Laboratory
|Botany Elective||300-400 Level Elective||3|
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|General Chemistry II|
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
|CHEM 240||Survey of Organic Chemistry||3|
|The Earth Through Time|
and The Earth Through Time Lab
|College Physics I|
and College Physics I Laboratory
|College Physics II|
and College Physics II Laboratory
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics||3|
|ZOO 370||Cell Biology||3|
|Zoology Elective||300-400 Level Elective||3|
|Computer Science Elective||Elective||3|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 481||Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Science)||3|
|EDUC 485||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 487||Student Teaching||9|
|EDUC 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
BIOL 189 is only required for first-time, first-year students--A first-time, first-year student is defined as a student who has not yet completed a college course as a college student. Students that are not first-time, first-year students that either transfer into the university or change their major are not required to take BIOL 189.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- Courses taken P/F may not be used to satisfy any requirements.
- GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
- A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
- See School of Education for admission requirements.