The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Biology: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach middle and high school (grades 7-12) biology. Through this program, students build knowledge and competencies in education and the life sciences. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.
Traditional (on campus)
This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also 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).
The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.
|BIO 120 General Zoology||4|
|ENG 101 English Composition I||3|
|MAT 199 Pre-Calculus||3|
|PSY 100 General Psychology||3|
|UNI 100 First-Year Seminar||1|
|BIO 125 General Botany||4|
|ESP 210 Special Education Foundations and Collaboration||3|
|General Education Course (Art)||3|
|BIO 215 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology||4|
|CHE 101 General Chemistry I||4|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|SEC 210 Introduction to Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 220 Standards-based Education in Secondary Education||3|
|BIO 248 General Ecology||4|
|CHE 102 General Chemistry II||4|
|EDU 310 Teaching in a Multicultural Society||3|
|EDU 333 Technology in Teaching and Learning||3|
|ESP 311 Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions||3|
|BIO 305 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy OR BIO 306 Human Anatomy||4|
|SEC 310 Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 350 Content Area Literacy||3|
|SEC 360 Technology Integration in Secondary Education||3|
|BIO 318 Genetics||4|
|BIO 328 Human Physiology OR BIO 486 Comparative Animal Physiology||4|
|SEC 400 Classroom Management||3|
|SEC 420 Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education||3|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|ESP 413 Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education||3|
|HSC 315 First Aid and Personal Safety||4|
|PHY 121 General Physics I
|SEC 395 Teaching of Science||3|
|SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum||12|
Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to:
- Maintain a GPA of 2.80.
- Pass the required PAPA exams.
- Have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.
A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.