Biology/Secondary Education, Bachelor of Science

Program Requirements for Biology/Secondary Education Majors (89 credits: 55 science credits plus 34 education credits)

The Teacher Education Program in Biology (grades 7-12) is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

A total of 55 Science credits is required to complete the degree, in addition to Education Department credits and liberal arts credit requirements.

The following courses are required:

BIOL 122Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 122LAnatomy and Physiology II Laboratory

1

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Laboratory

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Laboratory

1

BIOL 235General Microbiology

3

BIOL 235LGeneral Microbiology Laboratory

1

BIOL 351Evolution

3

BIOL 410Science Literacy Capstone

2

BIOL 411BCurriculum Methods and Materials

4

 

BIOL 440Molecular and Cellular Biology

3

And

BIOL 440LMolecular and Cellular Biology?Laboratory

1

Or

BIOL 446Genetics

3

And

BIOL 446LGenetics Laboratory

1

 

CHEM 131General Chemistry I

3

CHEM 131LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 132General Chemistry II

3

CHEM 132LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

CHEM 221Organic Chemistry I

3

CHEM 221LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

ENVS 420Ecology

3

ENVS 420LEcology Lab

1

PHYS 303General Physics I

3

PHYS 303LGeneral Physics I Lab

1

MATH 155Statistics for Behavioral/Social Science

3

Elect One:

MATH 170Applications of Calculus to the Life Sci

3

Or

MATH 211Calculus I

4

In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Department of Education (total of 34 Education credits).

The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Professional Education Requirements for the Teacher Education Program in Biology

EDUC 001

0

EDUC 002

0

EDUC 003

0

EDUC 004

0

EDUC 005

0

EDUC 100Introduction to Education

1

EDUC 101Introduction to Education

0.5

PSYC 251Developmental Psychology

3

EDUC 311Educational Psychology

3

SPED 100Characteristics of Students With Mild?Disabilities

3

SPED 300Curriculum Adaptations

3

SPED 367Behavior and Classroom Management

3

EDUC 411AEffective Instructn Secondary/PK-12 Ed?K-12 Education

3

EDUC 414Social Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 442

9

EDUC 461Meth Assessment/ESL

3

EDUC 498BSpecial Topics in Student Teaching

1

EDUC 311, SPED 367, EDUC 411A, EDUC 414 and EDUC 461: require upper level screening

Additional critical information is contained in the Education section of the catalog. The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.