Biology Secondary Education Required Courses

Introductory Courses (12 units)

EDUC 202 Historical & Contemporary Perspectives on America's Urban School (3) or
SCED 200 Foundations of Education (3)
SCED 305 Adolescent Learning, Development, and Diversity (3)
ISTC 301 Integrating Instructional Technology (3)
SPED 301 Introduction to Special Education K-12 (3)

Program Courses (11 units)

SCED 341 Principles of Secondary Education (4)
SCED 460 Using Reading and Writing in the Secondary School (4)
SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Area (3)

Internship (12 units)

SCED 499 Internship in Secondary Education (6)
SCED 401 Analyzing Student Teaching (2)
SCED 462 Seminar in Teaching Reading in the SCED Content Areas (1)
SCIE 380 Methods of Teaching Science (3)

Content Courses (59 units)

BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics (4)
BIOL 202 Biology II: Introduction to Ecology and Evolution (4)
BIOL 205 General Botany (4)
BIOL 207 Genearl Zoology (4)
BIOL 309 Principles of Genetics (4)
BIOL 325 Animal Physiology or BIOL 213/214 Human Anatomy & Physiology I, II (4, 8)
BIOL 408 Cell Biology or BIOL 409 Molecular Biology (4)

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

CHEM 131 & CHEM 131L General Chemistry I (4)
CHEM 132 & CHEM 132 L General Chemistry II (4)
CHEM 330 Essentials of Organic Chemistry (5)
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I (5)
CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II (5)

PHYS 211 General Physics I or PHYS 241 General Physical I Calculus-Based (4)

PAGS Elective (Select one from list below)

ASTR 161 General Astronomy (4)
GEOL 121 Physical Geology (4)
GEOL 123 Historial Geology (4)
GEOL 357 Physical Oceanography (3)
GEOG 373 Climatology (4)
GEOG 377 Descriptive Meteorology (4)

Requirements

  • Praxis I or Praxis Core, or ACT, GRE, SAT
  • Praxis II Specialty Area and Principles of Learning
  • 2.75 Major GPA
  • 2.75 Overall GPA
  • 3.00 Professional Education GPA