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Biology Teaching Program

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.



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Core Biology Teaching 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.