B.S. in Biology and Education with Endorsement in Elementary Education

Major Requirements/Biology (45 credits) 1
BY-109Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution4
BY-110Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
BY-205Zoology3
BY-214Botany3
BY-223General Microbiology4
BY-310Biochemistry and Lab4
BY-370Cell Biology3
BY-375LLaboratory in Molecular and Cellular Biology3
BY-423Genetics4
BY-425Principles of Developmental Biology4
Select 8 credits of Biology from the following:8
Physiology with Anatomy I
Physiology with Anatomy II
Applied Microbiology
Ecology
Introduction to Neurosciences
Molecular Biology
Endocrinology
Independent Study in Biology
BY-495Senior Seminar1
Major Requirements/Education (36 credits) 2
EDL-201Educational Psychology3
EDL-206Child and Adolescent Development3
ED-250Foundations of Teaching and Learning3
EDL-326Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings I3
ED-320Teaching Students with Diverse Needs3
EDL-327Literacy Instruction in K-6 Educational Settings II3
ED-360Methods of Teaching Elementary Mathematics3
ED-361Methods of Teaching Science for Elementary School3
ED-362Teaching Elementary Social Studies3
Select 9 credits as follows: 3
ED-416
416S
Clinical Practice
and Clinical Practice Seminar
9
Biology Interdisciplinary Requirements (30 credits)
MA-115Pre-Calculus Modeling for the Biological Sciences3
or MA-116 Calculus for the Biological Sciences
MA-151Statistics with Applications3
CE-111General Chemistry I3
CE-111LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I1
CE-112General Chemistry II3
CE-112LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II1
CE-241Organic Chemistry I3
CE-241LOrganic Chemistry Laboratory I2
CE-242Organic Chemistry II3
PH-105Physics for the Life Sciences I3
PH-105LPhysics for the Life Sciences Laboratory I1
PH-106Physics for the Life Sciences II3
PH-106LPhysics for the Life Sciences Laboratory II1
General Education Requirements (36 credits)
First Year Seminar
FY-101First Year Seminar (Select Section "BY")3
Reading and Writing
EN-101College Composition I3
EN-102College Composition II3
Mathematics
Fulfilled in Biology Interdisciplinary Requirements with MA-115, MA-116, MA-125, or MA-151 0
Natural Sciences
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with required BY courses0
Literature
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: LIT3
Aesthetics and Creativity
Select 3 credits from Art, Music, Theatre, or Dance3
Technological Literacy
IT-102Information Technology for Scientists3
Reasoned Oral Discourse
Fulfilled in Major Requirements with BY-375L, or ED-3200
Historical Perspective
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV3
Social Science
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Historical Perspective/Social Sciences
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: HS.SV or select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: SS.SV3
Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: ISP3
Cultural Diversity and Global Understanding or Foreign Language
Select 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: CD and 3 credits from courses designated with Course Type: GU or select 6 credits from the SAME foreign language6
Experiential Education
Select one course designated with Course Type: EX0
Writing Intensive
Select two courses from Biology (BY) designated with Course Type: WT0
Select two courses from Education (ED, EDL, EDS) designated with Course Type: WT
Total Credits147
1

BY-102 Applications in Biotechnology (3 cr.), BY-104 Human Biology (3 cr.), BY-105 Introductory Biology and Human Development (3 cr.), and BY-106 The Brain - Highs and Lows (3 cr.) are not available to BY majors.

2

Minimum grade of "C" required for Education Courses

3

Students must complete the appropriate test requirement(s) with a passing score PRIOR to Student Teaching.

Additional Endorsements Available 

  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Elementary
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Elementary
  • P-3 Early Childhood Endorsement
  • MID-SCI - Middle School Science

Notes

  • 58 credits must be completed at the 200 level or higher.
  • Education majors are required to have an overall GPA of 3.00 for State Certification.
  • By state regulation, all Education Majors seeking content area endorsement must complete 30 content credits (12+ credits at the 300+ level).