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.

Bachelor of Science in Biology Education

Total Semester Credits Required in Degree - 128

General Education Curriculum- 48-49 credits
ART 105 Art Appreciation, MUS 105 Music Appreciation, THE 105 Theatre Appreciation, or ENG 280 Introduction to Creative Writing
BIO 120 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (with lab)
COM 108 Communicating Effectively
EDU 164 Values, Character, and Leadership Development
EDU 225 Lifespan Development From a Multicultural Perspective
ENG 101 Composition
ENG 103 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Literature Course
FYS 101 Seminar in Critical Thinking
2 History courses
MAT 102 College Algebra or MAT 121 Pre-Calculus (4)
PED 100 Fitness for College and Life (2) or PED 200 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness (for students age 21 and older) (4)
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology
Religion Course
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I
PSOE Biology Education Curriculum

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

Teaching Field Courses- 31 credits
BIO 122 General Biology (with lab)
BIO 202 Introduction to Plant Biology (with lab)
BIO 280 General Zoology (with lab)
BIO 320 Genetics (with lab)
BIO 260 Introductory Microbiology (with lab)
BIO 360 Principles of Ecology (with lab)
BIO 406 Evolutionary Biology (with lab)
BIO 491 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant

Affiliated Teaching Field Courses- 15 credits
CHE 180 General Chemistry I (with Lab)
CHE 182 General Chemistry II (with lab)
MAT 103 Introduction to Statistics
PCS 220 Physics for Life (with lab)

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

Total Semester Credits Required in Degree 128


Dr. Aliya Davenport
Biology Education Coordinator