The Department of Biology offers a degree in Biology Education which also includes the courses and requirements leading to completion of a Texas Secondary Teaching Certificate. The Bachelor of Science degree leading to teacher certification in Biology requires a total of 120 hours with 32 hours in Biology, 16 of which must be at the 3000 level or above, and which must also include:
BIOL 1113. Principles of Biology I, and
BIOL 1111. Principles of Biology I Lab
BIOL 1123. Principles of Biology II, and
BIOL 1121. Principles of Biology II Lab
BOT 2111, 2113. Plant Biology
BACT 3111, 3113 General Microbiology
ZOOL 4241, 4243 Mam. Phys.
BIOL 4221, 4223 Ecology
BIOL 4811/4813 Mol./Cell. Biol.: Gene Expression
BIOL 4821/4823 Mol./Cell. Biol.: Genetics
The requirements for Biology majors in mathematics, chemistry, and physics must also be met. A minor of 18 hours must be selected and chemistry is recommended. The addition of Chemistry 3334 Quantitative Analysis to the program will satisfy the requirements for a chemistry minor. Completion of teacher education requirements will automatically lead to a minor in education. An additional 23 hours of education are required for teacher certification. For details and specific courses, see the Biology Department teacher education advisor.
For advising and degree plan preparations for teacher certification, contact:
Dr. Sandra Westmoreland
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