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Comprehensive Science with Biology Major Licensure


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. We also offer a comprehensive science with chemistry major licensure program.

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.


B. A. in Science Major in Biology with 9-12 Science Licensure
From the General Education RequirementsThe general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
PSY - 312: Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC - 335: Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
or
EDU - 345: Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)

Biology Major Concentration CoursesAll courses leading to a major in biology must include:
BIO - 110: Principles of Biology (3 cr.)
BIO - 151: Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO - 211: Plant Biology (3 cr.)
BIO - 241: Plant Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO - 222: Animal Biology (2 cr.)
BIO - 242: Animal Biology Laboratory (2 cr.)
BIO - 251: Cell Biology (3 cr.)
BIO - 254: Evolution of Biological Systems (3 cr.)
BIO - 334: Microbiology ( cr.)
BIO - 344: Microbiology Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO - 358: Aquatic Field Studies (2 cr.)
or
BIO - 359: Terrestrial Field Studies (2 cr.)
BIO - 326: Principles of Ecology (3 cr.)
BIO - 346: Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1 cr.)
or
BIO - 225: Environmental Science (3 cr.)
BIO - 265: Environmental Science Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE - 111: General Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHE - 141: General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE - 112: General Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHE - 142: General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE - 221: Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHE - 241: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
GEO - 200: Earth Science (3 cr.)
GEO - 240: Earth Science Laboratory (1 cr.)
PHY - 211: General Physics I (3 cr.)
PHY - 212: General Physics II (3 cr.)
PHY - 202: Introduction to Astronomy (3 cr.)
MAT - 180: Integrated Precalculus (4 cr.)
and
MAT - 181: Integrated Precalculus/Calculus B (4 cr.)
or placement, or
MAT - 191: Calculus I (4 cr.)
MAT - 175: Statistics I (3 cr.)
or
MAT - 248: Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematicians (3 cr.)
SCI - 764: The Teaching of Science (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education (9-12) Licensure - 28-30 hoursProfessional Education, General
EDU - 232: Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU - 234: Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU - 305: Web 2.0 Technologies for Public School Classrooms (1 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 434: Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 436: Literacy 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 - 460: Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)
EDU - 490: Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
(Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll)


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