Bachelor of Science in Education: Biology Education Certification 7-12

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The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 14
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
   
Second Semester 16
BIO 125  General Botany 4
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
English Course 3
Math Course 3
General Education Course (Art) 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 17
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
   
Fourth Semester 17
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
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 13
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
   
Sixth Semester 14
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
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 17
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners
ESP 413  Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education 3
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety 4
PHY 121  General Physics I
4
SEC 395  Teaching of Science 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
SEC 460  Professional Practices in Secondary Education 3
SEC 461  Student Teaching Practicum 12
Total 122