About Biology 7–12 Teaching Certification
From anatomy to zoology, spark scientific imagination.
Embark on a rewarding teaching career. This comprehensive graduate program at PennWest California results in Level I teaching certification and a master's degree in biology education. Designed for professional biologists, but open to bachelor's degree holders in any field, it combines core courses in pedagogy with teaching instruction specific to life science.
You'll graduate ready to teach biology to grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania and beyond.
PennWest California takes a time-honored approach to teacher education.
- Founded as a teacher's college, PennWest California has a 160-year reputation of producing top-quality educators.
- PennWest California's teaching programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, PennWest California education programs have been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Secondary education students gain extensive real-word teaching experience in Pennsylvania
PennWest California's teaching programs are approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. In addition, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits PennWest California. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement. See CAEP reporting measures of program impact and outcomes.