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

Major Requirements/Biology (30-31 credits) 1
BY-119Introductory Biology Major Seminar1
BY-109Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution4
(Satisfies Natural Sciences in General Education)
BY-110Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology4
BY-216Introduction to Genetics4
(Satisfies Technological Literacy (TL) in General Education)
BY-310Biochemistry and Lab4
BY-495Senior Seminar1
Select Option "A" or Option "B"12-13
Option A
Complete the following courses:
Zoology
Environmental Biology and Policy
Ecology
Select one course from the following list:
Tropical Island Ecology
Ichthyology
Applied Microbiology
Coastal Zone Management
The Business of Biotechnology: From the Bench to the Market
Cell Biology
Animal Behavior
Introduction to Neurosciences
Molecular Biology
Neuroscience Beyond Neurons
Immunology
Evolution
Principles of Developmental Biology
Cancer Biology
Reserach in Molecular Cell Physiology
Endocrinology
Option B
Laboratory in Molecular and Cellular Biology
Select 9 additional Biology credits with at least 4 credits at the 300 or 400 level
Environmental Biology and Policy
BY299, BY399 or BY499 Independent Study
Introduction to Biotechnology
Environment and Human Helath
Physiology with Anatomy I
Physiology with Anatomy II
General Microbiology
Research in Molecular Cell Physiology
Environmental Field Methods
Tropical Island Ecology
Applied Microbiology
Coastal Zone Management
The Business of Biotechnology: From the Bench to the Market
Cell Biology
Animal Behavior
Introduction to Neurosciences
Molecular Biology
Evolution
Principles of Developmental Biology
Cancer Biology
Immunology
Reserach in Molecular Cell Physiology
Endocrinology
Major Requirements/Education (24 credits) 3
ED-250Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EDS-330Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
EDS-336Classroom Management3
ED-319Content Literacy3
ED-320Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom3
(Satisfies Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) in General Education)
Select 9 credits as follows: 4
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
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
(Satisfies Mathematics in General Education)
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
Education Methods Requirements (6 credits) 3
ED-369Methods of Teaching Science for the Secondary Teacher Part I3
ED-370Methods of Teaching Science for the Secondary Teacher Part II3
Free Electives (0 credits)
The number of free electives, if any, will be determined in consultation with your advisor. 5
General Education Requirements (30 credits)
Complete 30 credits as outlined on the General Education table. 630
Total Credits120-121

Additional Endorsements Available 

  • TSD - Teacher of Students with Disabilities - Secondary
  • ESL - English as a Second Language - Secondary

Notes

  • 54 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).

Sequence Chart

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BY-109 Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution or 1104EN-102 College Composition II3
BY-119 Introductory Biology Major Seminar1BY-109 Introduction to Biodiversity and Evolution or 1104
CE-111
111L
4CE-112
112L
4
MA-115 Pre-Calculus Modeling for the Biological Sciences or 1163ED-250 Psychological and Philosophical Foundations of Education3
EN-101 College Composition I3FO-xxx Gen*Ed World Language3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits17
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BY-216 Introduction to Genetics (Gen*Ed Technological Literacy (TL))4BY-xxx Biology Elective3
CE-241
241L
5CE-242 Organic Chemistry II3
ED-320 Teaching English Language Learners in Mainstream Classroom (Gen*Ed Reasoned Oral Discourse (RD) and Writing Intensive (WT)3EDS-330 Foundations of Special Education: Development Across the Lifespan3
Gen*Ed Aesthetics (AT) AR,DA,MU,TH3Gen*Ed Cultural Diversity (CD) or Global Understanding (GU)3
 Gen*Ed Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3
Semester Credits15Semester Credits15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
BY-xxx Biology Elective3BY-xxx Biology Elective3
BY-310 Biochemistry and Lab4PH-106
106L
4
PH-105
105L
4MA-151 Statistics with Applications3
EDS-336 Classroom Management3Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV)3
 ED-319 Content Literacy3
Semester Credits14Semester Credits16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ED-369 Methods of Teaching Science for the Secondary Teacher Part I3ED-416 Clinical Practice8
ED-370 Methods of Teaching Science for the Secondary Teacher Part II3ED-416S Clinical Practice Seminar1
Gen*Ed Historical Perspectives (HS.SV) or Social Science Survey (SS.SV)3Gen*Ed Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
BY-xxx Biology Elective3 
BY-4xx Biology Elective3-4 
BY-495 Senior Seminar1 
Semester Credits16-17Semester Credits12
Total Credits 120-121