The secondary teacher education for comprehensive science with a biology major licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of high school students studying science with a biology focus. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities.

Requirements

To complete the secondary grades teacher education program and earn licensure in science for grades 9-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and the biology major, as well as the following licensure requirements.

Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.

Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.


From the General Education Requirements

The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:

PSY – 312Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)

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SOC – 335Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)

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EDU – 345Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)


Concentration in MajorBIO – 110Principles of Biology (3 cr.)

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BIO – 151Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO – 211Plant Biology (3 cr.)

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BIO – 241Plant Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO – 222Animal Biology (2 cr.)

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BIO – 242Animal Biology Laboratory (2 cr.)
BIO – 251Cell Biology (3 cr.)
BIO – 334Microbiology (3 cr.)

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BIO – 344Microbiology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO – 254Evolution of Biological Systems (3 cr.)
BIO – 358Aquatic Field Studies (2 cr.)

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BIO – 359Terrestrial Field Studies (2 cr.)
BIO – 326Principles of Ecology (3 cr.)

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BIO – 346Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1 cr.)

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BIO – 225Environmental Science (3 cr.)

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BIO – 265Environmental Science Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE – 111General Chemistry I (3 cr.)

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CHE – 141General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE – 112General Chemistry II (3 cr.)

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CHE – 142General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE – 221Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)

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CHE – 241Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEO – 200Earth Science (3 cr.)

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GEO – 240Earth Science Laboratory (1 cr.)
PHY – 211General Physics I (3 cr.)

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PHY – 241Physics I Laboratory (1 cr.)
PHY – 202Introduction to Astronomy (3 cr.)

MAT 180 or placement (0-4 credits)

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MAT – 181Integrated Precalculus/Calculus B (4 cr.)

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MAT – 175Statistics I (3 cr.)
MAT – 191Calculus I (4 cr.)

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MAT – 248Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematicians (3 cr.)
SCI – 764The Teaching of Science (3 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


Professional Education Requirements

Professional Education, General

EDU – 232Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU – 234Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU – 305Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU – 434Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU – 436Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education, Methods

3-5 credit hours of Professional Education, Methods as appropriate to the required concentration

Internship – last semester of teacher education program

EDU – 460Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

EDU – 490Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)

(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Contact Information
Jason Andrus
Head, Dept. of Biological Sciences
103 Science/Mathematics Bldg.
(919) 760-8891
andrusja@meredith.edu
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