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Towson Uteach

Secondary School Biology Concentration

Typical Four-Year Sequence of Courses

The Department of Biological Sciences has prepared a typical sequence of courses that illustrates how a student in the secondary school biology concentration may complete the Towson UTeach requirements and the University Core Curriculum Requirements for graduation in four years. Each student's actual schedule may be somewhat different depending on the student's individual situation. Note that the actual sequence of courses is mainly constrained by the course prerequisites.


Freshman Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS110 Introduction to STEM Teaching I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching
1
SEMS 120 Introduction to STEM Teaching II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design
1
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (Core Curriculum 8)
4
BIOL 202 Introduction to Ecology and Genetics
4
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I and
CHEM 131L General Chemistry I Laboratory  (Core Curriculum 7)
3
1
 
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II and
CHEM 132L General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1
 
MATH 211 Calculus for Applications
[or MATH 273, MATH 237, or PSYC 212] (Core Curriculum 3)
3
ENGL 102  (Core Curriculum 2)
3
TSEM 102  (Core Curriculum 1)
3
Core Curriculum
3
    Core Curriculum 3
Total
15
Total
18

Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 230 Knowing and Learning
3
SEMS 240 Classroom Interactions
3
BIOL 207 General Zoology
4
BIOL 205 General Botany
4
BIOL 204 Educational and Career Planning for the Biologist
1
BIOL 309 Genetics
4
CHEM 330 Essentials of Organic Chemistry
5
PHYS 211 General Physics I
4
EDUC 202 Historical and Contemporary Perspectives: America’s Urban Schools   (Core Curriculum 10)
3
Core Curriculum
3
Total
16
Total
18

Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 250 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Core Curriculum 5) 3 SEMS 370 Project-Based Instruction 3
BIOL 325 Animal Physiology 4 Biology Elective 3–4
BIOL 408 Cell Biology 4 PAGS Elective [ASTR 161, GEOG 377, GEOL 121, or GEOL 123] 3–4
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools 4 SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas 3
    Core Curriculum 3
Total
15
Total
15 – 17

Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 360 Research Methods
(Core Curriculum 9)
3 SCIE 393 Student Teaching in Secondary Education – Science 12
SCIE 380 Teaching Science in the Secondary School 3
SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education 3 SCIE 430 Seminar in Student Teaching – Science 1
Core Curriculum 3    
Core Curriculum 3
   
Total
15
Total
13

In this concentration, the minimum number of units required for graduation is 125.

Note:
EDUC 203 Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society - is recommended to satisfy Core Curriculum category 13.

Documents
Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

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