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Reinhardt Career and Professional Development Services

Reinhardt offers a Bachelor of
Arts in Biology Education through the Price School of Education. At Reinhardt, hands-on experience is valued and you will have a number of field experience opportunities prior to student teaching. A Price School of Education faculty member and your high school English mentor will structure your field experience so that you effectively design your lesson plans and then implement them with high school students.


Are You Ready To...

• Work with various kinds of students in your field experience

• Develop lesson plans

• Develop and implement programs designed to meet children's social, physical, intellectual, creative, cultural, emotional and developmental needs and interests in a play-based environment

• Build children's social and interpersonal skills and positive self-concept by establishing routines and positive guidance policies that allow children to feel secure, comfortable and safe establish and maintain good communication with children's families and community agencies involved in children's development.


It Helps To Be...

• Genuinely interested in and respectful toward young people
• Abile to establish rapport and enjoy contact with the public, especially parents
• Someone who posesses trong leadership qualities and has
a clear speaking voice
• Proficient in written and verbal communication and presentation skills
• Interested in different ways to solve questions and present information
• Enthusiastic for student subject areas
• Creative, imaginative, patient, energetic and resourceful
• In good mental, emotional and physical health
• Tolerant and appreciative of diverse cultures


Work Environment

Seeing students develop new skills and gain an appreciation for knowledge and learning can be very rewarding. However, teaching may be stressful. Some schools have large classes and lack important teaching tools, such as computers and up-to-date textbooks. Most teachers are held accountable for their students' performance on standardized tests, which can be frustrating. Occasionally, teachers must cope with unmotivated or disrespectful students. Many work the traditional 10-month school year with a 2-month break during the summer. Most do not teach during the summer, but some do.


Knowledge Base

You will learn how to integrate technology into your classroom,
use classroom management techniques and the best ways to support your students' learning, and acquire new teaching strategies you can use to meet the needs of diverse students. You will also learn to analyze how your students are doing in meeting curriculum objectives and how to design successful classroom activities, and how to prepare for success on the Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE) English Content exams.


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What Can I Do with A Degree in Biology Education?

As a Biology Education major, you will take a number of upper level biology courses, such as zoology, plant biology, microbiology, genetics and ecology. As you enhance your scientific knowledge, you'll learn teaching strategies that work with high school students. As you develop into a quality science teacher, you'll be confident in teaching high school students and facilitating their science learning.

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• Visit the Career & Professional Development Services department in the Hasty Student Life Building and explore your career and intern potentials through CCN, FOCUS and CANDID Careers/Perfect Interview programs
• Earn good grades - grades are an indicator of technical competence in accounting and of a person's work ethic
• Seek opportunities within Biology to investigate, collect, and
analyze data in a variety of specializations
• Gain experience practicing precision, creativity, critical thinking
and meticulous organization in all classes
• Gain experience collecting and reporting relevant data while
perceiving patterns and structures in every study discipline

Campus Contacts

Dr. Irma Santoro
Biology Education Coordinator
Office: 770-720-9220