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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.

 

Employment Websites

National Education Association

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

American Federation of Teachers

Environmental Jobs & Careers

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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Educational Therapist

Employee Training Instructor

Field Study Coordinator

Food and Drug Inspector

Health Program Administrator

Human Resources Specialist

Infectious Disease Specialist

Lab Tech Assistant

Medical or Science
Librarian

Medical or Science
Writer

Paraprofessional

Personnel Consultant

Pharmaceutical
Sales Representative

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Public Health Specialist

Publicity Coordinator

Substitute Teacher

Teacher

Technical Writer

Veterinary Technician

Potential Employers

 

Animal Hospitals

Colleges and Universities

Community Centers

Embassies

Educational Publishers

Government Agenices

Human Resources Offices

Libraries

Non-Profit Agencies

Private Tutoring Agencies

Clinics/Hospitals

Public and Private Schools

Public Relations Firms

Publishing Corporations

Religious Institutions

Research Firms

State and Federal Government

Textbook Companies

Travel Agencies

Youth Service Centers

 

Strategies

• 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
IMS@reinhardt.edu

 

Career FairFor more information

Peggy Collins Feehery
Director of Career and Professional Development Services
Hasty Student Life Center, Room 301
Office: (770) 720-5548
Fax: (770) 720-9105
career-services@reinhardt.edu

Career Services Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Office of Career Services recognizes the need for confidentiality so an individual feels free to explore concerns, formulate plans, make decisions and initiate appropriate actions. All concerns expressed to the Career Consultant shall remain confidential.