Jess & Mildred Fisher College of Science & Mathematics


Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary School Biology and General Science Teaching

Suggested Course Sequence

Secondary Education Major

CORE REQUIREMENTS

  • COMM 131 Fundamentals of Speech Communication (3) (Core #5)
  • EDUC 202 Historical And Contemporary Perspectives on America’s Urban Schools (3) (Core #10)
  • EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning In A Diverse Society (3) (Core #13) Prerequisite EDUC 202
  • HIST 145/146 American History (3) (Core #11)
  • SCED 304 Education, Ethics, and Change (3) (Core #14) Prerequisite EDUC 203

INTRODUCTORY COURSES

  • SCED 305 Adolescent Learning, Development, and Diversity (3) Prerequisite PSYC 101
  • ISTC 301 Integrating Instructional Technology (3) Prerequisite None. Can be taken before being admitted
    to program or throughout the program.
  • SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3) Prerequisite None. Can be taken before being
    admitted to program or throughout the program.

PROGRAM COURSES
Students must meet with their SCED advisor & provide acceptable Praxis I, SAT, ACT or GRE scores.

  • SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4) – field experience including transportation & travel time
    Prerequisite SCED 305 required - also offered during summer semester.
  • SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary School (4) – taken concurrent with SCED 341
  • SCED 499 Internship in Secondary Education (2) Application Required.
    Taken at Professional Development School (PDS) immediately prior to Student Teaching
    and concurrent with Methods of Teaching Major Subject and SCED 461
  • SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Area (3)
  • Biology SCIE 380 Methods of Teaching Major Subject (3) Must be taken semester prior to student teaching
  • Biology SCIE 393 Student Teaching (12) – Begins prior to start of TU semester. Follow your county’s school system schedule
    for the first day of class.
  • SCED 401 Analyzing Student Teaching (2) concurrent with student teaching
  • SCED 462 Seminar in Teaching Reading in the SCED Content Areas (1)
    concurrent with student teaching

Biology major

Foundation Courses (13 units)
Breadth Courses (16–20 units)

  • BIOL 205 General Botany (4)
  • BIOL 207 General Zoology (4)

Choose one of the following:

  • BIOL 408 Cell Biology (4)
    or
  • BIOL 409 Molecular Biology (4)

Choose one of the following:

  • BIOL 213-214 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, II (4,4)
    or
  • BIOL 325 Animal Physiology (4)


Elective Courses (8–12 units)
Biology electives selected from the other concentrations and approved by adviser to bring the total to 40 biology units.

Ancillary Courses (32–34 units)
Chemistry (18 units)

  • CHEM 110-111 General Chemistry I, II (4,4)
  • CHEM 330 Essentials of Organic Chemistry (5)
    or
  • CHEM 331-332 Organic Chemistry I, II (5,5)

Physics (4 units)

  • PHYS 211 General Physics I
    or
  • PHYS 241 General Physics I, Calculus-based


Mathematics (3–4 units)
Choose one of the following:

  • MATH 211 Calculus for Applications (3)
    or
  • MATH 273 Calculus (4)
    or
  • MATH 237 Elementary Biostatistics
    or
  • PSYC 212 Behavioral Statistics


Physical Science Electives (3–4 units)
Choose one of the following:

  • GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4)
  • ASTR 161 General Astronomy I (4)
  • GEOL 357 Physical Oceanography (3)
  • GEOG 377 Descriptive Meteorology (4)

 

Department of Biological Sciences
Smith Hall, Room 341 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-3042
Fax: 410-704-2405
E-mail: biolsci@towson.edu



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