Bachelor of Science in Education Degree in Secondary Education - Biology

Additional Graduation Requirements

General Education Component: Biology
Area I (Written Composition)6
First-Year Composition I
First Year Composition II
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts)12
Two literature courses in sequence (EN 211/EN 212, EN 221/EN 222, EN 231/EN 232) or one literature course and one additional humanities elective
One Humanities and Fine Arts Elective
Fundamentals of Speech
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics)11-12
Principles of Biology
Principles of Biology
College Algebra
College Trigonometry
Pre-Calculus Algebra and Trigonometry
Calculus I
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences)12
Human Growth and Development 1
Area V11
General Chemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
General Chemistry Laboratory
Business Applications of Microcomputer Software
(or higher CS or CIS course)
Professional Education Secondary: Biology (Grades 6-12)
Note: ASBI/FBI background clearance is a prerequisite for all Professional Education Courses.
ED 292Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience1
ED 381Instructional Technology for the High School3
ED 375Content Literacy3
EEX 340Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs3
SCED 480Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools3
ED 333WLearning Theories and Student Development3
ED 382Classroom Management for Diverse Learning Environments and Communities3
ED 401Evaluation of Teaching and Learning3
ED 477Curriculum and Teaching4
ED 482High School Student Internship12
ALSDE/NCATE Approved Teaching Field: Biology
BI 200WBiological Literature1
BI 305Cell Biology4
BI 306Genetics4
BI 307Microbiology4
BI 312Evolution3
BI 498Senior Assessment Seminar1
Choose one (3-4) hour course from the following:3-4
Non-Vascular Plants
Vascular Plants
Marine Botany
Plant Physiology
Plant Taxonomy
Choose two (3-4) hour courses from the following:6-8
Comparative Vertebrate Morphology
Animal Physiology
Invertebrate Zoology
Natural History of the Vertebrates
Marine Invertebrate Zoology
Marine Vertebrate Zoology
Choose one (3-4 course) from the following:3-4
Coastal Wetlands Ecology
Marine Ecology
Marine Behavioral Ecology
Aquatic Ecology
Total Hours120


  • Candidates may take the following professional education courses prior to admission to TEP: Preprofessional Seminar and Laboratory Experience (ED 292), Content Literacy (ED 375), Instructional Technology for the High School (ED 381), Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs (EEX 340), and a content methods course.
  • Courses that are taken to fulfill general education requirements which are also included in a teaching field may count in both areas.
  • Candidates who plan to seek certification in another state should contact the State Department of Education in that state to find out whether or not a comparable certificate exists in that state.
  • All requirements must be completed with a minimum of 120 credit hours.