Bachelor of Science in Education: Secondary Education/Special Education 7-12: Biology

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The following sections include an eight-semester schedule of courses provided as a recommended framework for completing the certification programs in four years. 


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 18
BIO 120  General Zoology 4
CHE 101  General Chemistry 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 199  Pre-Calculus 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
GEN ED: Fine Arts Course 3
   
Second Semester 18
ENG 127 OR 155 3
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaboration 3
ESP 311  Assessment and PBS 3
MAT XXX  Math Elective 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
SEC 210  Introduction to Secondary Education 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 18
BIO 125  General Botany 4
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
PHY 121  General Physics 4
SEC 220  Standards-Based Education in Secondary Education 3
SEC 310  Instructional Strategies Secondary Ed 3
   
Fourth Semester 18
BIO 215  Cellular and Molecular Biology 4
BIO 248  General Ecology   4
BIO 306  Human Anatomy 4
EDU 333  Technology in Teaching and Learning 3
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 19
BIO 328  Human Physiology 4
ESP 312  ABA for Special Education 3
ESP 339  Special Education Field Experience I 3
ESP 403  Assessment and Prescriptive Teaching 3
SEC 350  Content Area Literacy 3
SEC 360  Technology Integration 3
   
Sixth Semester 18
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners 3
ESP 406  Transition Planning and Instruction
3
ESP 411  Special Education History, Planning and Excpt. 3
ESP 413  EBP for Secondary Inclusion 3
SEC 400  Classroom Management 3
SEC 420  Assessments and Interventions 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 16
BIO 318  Genetics 4
ESP 349  Special Education Field Experience II 3
ESP 402  Life Skills: Planning and Instruction 3
ESP 418  Advanced EBP for Secondary Ed 3
SEC 395  Teaching of Science 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
ESP 461  Student Teaching
6
SEC 460  Professional Practices 3
SEC 461  Student Teaching  6
Total 140

Program Notes

  • Student teaching will consist of a split placement between Special and Secondary Education. In addition, field experience will be completed for both certification areas.
  • All required courses need a grade of "C" or higher.