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Biology Teaching


Teaching Endorsement — Program Overview

The biology teaching endorsement will instill in students comprehension of the scientific method and the application for teaching this method of investigations in biology.

Upon graduation, students receiving a biology teaching will be able to think critically, solve problems, effectively communicate using scientific language, demonstrate a respect for life and the environment, identify and discuss key biological principles, apply a basic understanding of chemistry to biological processes, demonstrate skill in observation, demonstrate safe and effective lab technique, and find employment teaching biology and related courses in the classroom.


Core Courses

BIOL 151 - General Biology I
BIOL 152 - General Biology II
BIOL 212 - General Botany
BIOL 213 - Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 221 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 22IS - Scientific Writing and Research
BIOL 237 - General Ecology
BIOL 339 - Principles of Microbiology
BIOL 440 - Special Methods of Teaching Secondary School Biology
BIOL 58IS - Senior Seminar
CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II

Additional Program Requirements

The teaching endorsement in biology requires 44 hours of BIOL-prefixed courses, discounting, BIOL 102, which does not count toward the major.

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