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Bachelor of Science in Biology / Secondary Science Teaching Certificate

Many students will be interested in education with a strong math- and science-based curriculum, especially with a growing need for science educators nationwide. Students will earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a teaching certification through the Math and Science Education department.

Students may substitute 12 credits of biology electives, one credit of biology colloquium, and three credits of free electives with MSED courses. Also, students may substitute Biology 403 for Biology 401 and 402. MSED 450 is an internship and must be taken full time with no other contemporaneous courses, resulting in tight course scheduling.

Students are advised to indicate their interest as soon as possible and seek advising specific to this program from both the Biological and Chemical Sciences and the Math and Science Education departments.

Students must take the following to qualify for teaching certification:

  • MSED 200 Analysis of Classrooms (Practicum and Seminar)
  • MSED 250 Middle and Secondary School Curriculum/Foundations
  • MSED 300 Instructional Methods/Strategies I
  • MSED 320 Inquiry and Problem Solving in Mathematics and Science
  • MSED 350 Informal Education Practicum and Seminar
  • MSED 400 Instructional Methods/Strategies II
  • MSED 450 Professional Internship