Biology B.S. (Biology Education)

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The B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Biology Education prepares students for rewarding middle school or high school teaching positions in the biological/life sciences. Students complete studies in biology and chemistry and a set of core experiences in professional education, including participation in guided fieldwork. Graduates of the program are qualified to apply for state certification to teach biology in grades 7-12 in Pennsylvania.

Contact Information

Paul Badger, Ph.D.
Department Head & Coordinator, Lab Safety
badger@rmu.edu
412-397-4032 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

Freshman Year, Spring

Sophomore Year, Fall

Sophomore Year, Spring

Junior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3400 Curriculum Instruction Design
  • BIOL3470 Human Genetics
  • BIOL3475 Human Genetics Lab
  • BIOL3570 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL3580 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lab
    Or
  • BIOL3110 Advanced Human Anatomy
  • BIOL3115 Advanced Human Anatomy Lab
  • SPED3010 Intro. to Special Ed. PreK-12
  • Core: CSCM2040 Prof. Comm. in the Workforce

Junior Year, Spring

Senior Year, Fall

  • EDUC3165 Teaching English Language Learners
  • EDUC4140 Content Specific Pedagogy: Biology (with Co-requisite EDUC0440 Pre-Student Teaching - 0 credits)
  • Core: HUMA1010 Humanities: Arts & Music
  • Core: SOCI Requirement
  • Core: HIST or POLS Requirement
  • EDUC0105 Praxis Prep Biology
  • Elective Recommended

Senior Year, Spring

  • EDUC4200 Student Teaching Seminar
  • EDUC4540 Student Teaching Internship: Biology

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Ecology Fundamentals
Curriculum Design & Instruction
Human Genetics
Major Credits
87
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Core Credits
41
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits
0

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