Biology Education

Biology Education

  • Have you always been interested in science?
  • Do you want to share your expertise with high school students?

Then you need to consider Biology Education as your 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.

What You'll Learn:

  • to integrate technology into your classroom.
  • classroom management techniques and how best to support your students' learning.
  • teaching strategies which meet the needs of diverse students.
  • to analyze how your students are meeting curriculum objectives and how to design activities so your students are successful, not only in your class, but also in other classrooms and on state tests.

Field Experience & Clinical Residency

Spending time with real students in the classroom is vitally important in the Price School of Education, so you will have a number of field experience opportunities prior to clinical residency.  A Price School of Education faculty member and your high school science mentor will structure your field experience so that you effectively design lesson plans and then implement them with high school students.  You will reflect on each lesson and determine what you'll do differently the next time.  By the time you reach your clinical residency experience, you'll be ready and confident!

Come join us in biology education.

Biology Education Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biology Education

Total Semester Credits Required in Degree - 128

General Education Curriculum - 48-49

General Education Courses Required in the Major
ART 105, MUS 105, THE 105, or ENG 280
BIO 107 General Biology I
COM 108 Fundamentals of Speech
EDU 225 Lifespan Development From a Multicultural Perspective
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 223 American Literature I or ENG 224 American Literature II
FYS 101 First Year Seminar
HIS 111 Western Civilization I or HIS 112 Western Civilization II
HIS 251 US History I or HIS 251 US History II
MAT 102 College Algebra or MAT 116 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
PED 100 Fitness for College and Life (2)
PHI 164/EDU 164 Values, Character, and Leadership Development
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
REL 204 Survey of Old Testament or REL 205 Survey of New Testament
SCI 103 Writing for the Sciences
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I

PSOE Biology Education Curriculum

Major Field Courses - 3
EDU 230 Common Elements of Differentiated Instruction

Teaching Field Courses - 28
BIO 251 Intro Microbiology
BIO 280 General Zoology (with Lab)
BIO 301 Introduction to Plant Biology (with Lab)
BIO 320 Genetics
BIO 340 Cell Biology and Physiology
BIO 360 Principles of Ecology
BIO 405 Evolutionary Biology

Affiliated Teaching Field Courses - 19
MAT 200 Introduction to Statistics
CHE 121 General Chemistry I (with Lab)
CHE 122 General Chemistry II (with Lab)
GEO 125 Physical Geology (with Lab)
PCS 200 Physics for Life (with Lab)

Professional Sequence courses - 30
EDU 327 Differentiated Instruction and Assessment
EDU 329 Teaching in the Inclusion Classroom
EDU 384 Differentiation Through Technology
EDU 399 DATA Reading and Writing in the Content Areas for Diverse Learners
EDU 440 DATA Spirituality and the Nurturing Classroom
EDU 471 DATA Biology
EDU 495 Candidate Teaching with Seminars: Biology (12)


Dr. Zach Felix
Biology Education Coordinator
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