Secondary Educ Biology

Offered as a major
Related Department(s)
Division Level
Undergraduate

Courses Required for a Secondary Education-Biology Major

Pre-professional Courses for students preparing

to teach Secondary Education (8-12).

Minimum GPA of 2.75 required

  
PSYH 200 Introduction to Psychology 3 hours 
COMP 151 Introduction to Technology Applications 3 hours 
Professional Preparation   
NOVICE   
EDUC 231 Schooling in American Culture 3 hours 
EDUC 211 Early Involvement Seminar 2 hours 
EDUC 210 Early Involvement Practicum 1 hour 

Total Hours Required for Novice Block:

The Novice Block is offered in the fall and spring semesters

of each academic year. 

 6 hours 
INTERMEDIATE   
PSYH 225 Adolescent Psychology 3 hours 
EDUC 310 Intermediate Involvement Practicum 1 hour 
SPED 321 Survey of Exceptionalities 3 hours 
EDUC 376 Inst. Design and Del. in the Sec. School 3 hours 
PSYH 470  Theories of Learning 3 hours 

Total Hours Required for Novice Block:

The Intermediate Block is offered in the fall and spring semesters

of each academic year. 

 6 hours 
ADVANCED   
EDUC 338 Teaching Reading in the Content Subjects 3 hours 
EDUC 447 Methods & Materials in the Sec. Grades 3 hours 
EDUC 410 Advanced Involvement Practicum 1 hour 

Total Hours Required for Advanced Block:

The Advanced Block for secondary majors is offered during the

fall and spring semesters of each academic  year. All classes are

restricted. 

  7 hours
FINAL   
EDUC 498 Student Teaching in the Sec. School 12 hours 
EDUC 488 Professional Interactions 3 hours 

Total Hours Required for the Final Block:

The Final Block is offered during fall and spring semesters. 

 15 hours

Biology Certification

  

BIOL 111

Gen Biology 4 hours 

One Sequence:

PHYS 111/13

PHYS 112/14

PHYS 211/13

PHYS 212/14 

 

College Physics I

College Physics II

General Physics I

General Physics II 

4 hours 
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 4 hours 
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II 4 hours 
BIOL 232 General Zoology 4 hours 
BIOL 233 General Botany 4 hours 
BIOL 362 Transmission & Popular Genetics 4 hours 
BIOL 363 Molecular Genetics 4 hours 
BIOL 441 Ecology 4 hours 

BIOL 431 OR

BIOL 421 

Cell Biology OR

Biochemistry 

3 hours 
BIOL 300+ Elective 3 hours 
BIOL 300+ Elective 3 hours 
  Total Hours: 45

 *Biology 331 and 334 are recommended as electives for those seeking secondary certification.