Secondary Teaching

Concentration in Biology

Curriculum in Secondary Teaching - Biology 
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teaching - Biology

General Education Requirements2
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    CHEM 10171  3
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  Humanities Electives  6
Mathematics    ENGL Literature  3
MATH 11251 3  Social Sciences  
MATH 1126 3 Social Sciences elective  6
Science   Arts  
BIOS 10731 3 Arts elective 3
BIOS 10831 3    
    Total 39
Other Requirements1     
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
BIOS 1071  1  BIOS Elective (3000 level or above)  6
BIOS 1081 1  CHEM 1007  1
BIOS 2014 4  CHEM 1008  1
BIOS 2114 4  CHEM 1018  3
BIOS 2741 1  EDHS 1110  3
BIOS 2743 3  EDSP 3610  3
BIOS 3854 4  EDUC 2100  3
BIOS 3653 3  EDUC 2204  4
    Total 45
Course Requirements for Major1
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
EDCI 3310 Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3311  3  EDSP 3620  3
EDCI 3311 Concurrent enrollment in EDCI 3310  1  EDUC 3000  3
EDCI 4201 (See NOTE below)  1  EDUC 3007  0
EDCI 4250 (See NOTE below)  3  EDUC 3100  3
EDCI 4251 (See NOTE below)  3  EDUC 3110  3
EDCI 4432  3  EDUC 4920 (See NOTE below)  9
EDCI 4620  3    
    Total 38
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  122
Non-Coursework
 Passing scores on appropriate PRAXIS Exams
 Minimum grade of "C" and a 2.5 GPA in all courses for certification content area
 Minimum GPA of 2.5 for all undergraduate coursework
ALL courses completed except for second methods course. Second methods course taken concurrently with student teaching.
NOTE:  
  Concurrent Enrollment in
 EDCI 4201 (EDCI 4201 is a prerequisite for Student Teaching. Must take this course concurrently with first methods course) (EDCI 4250 or 4251)
 EDCI 4250 (Science methods course)  See above
 EDCI 4251 (Science methods course)  See above
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu.

Recommended Four-Year Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teaching - Biology

Four Year Plan of Study
First Year of Enrollment 
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
ENGL 1157  3  ENGL 1158 or 1159  3
MATH 1125  3  MATH 1126  3
EDUC 2204  4  EDUC 2100  3
Arts2  3  BIOS 1071  1
Humanities2  3  BIOS 1073  3
UNIV 10011  1  Social Science2  3
Total Hours  17 Total Hours 16
Second Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
Humanities2  3  Humanities2  3
BIOS 1081  1  CHEM 1008  1
BIOS 1083  3  CHEM 1018  3
CHEM 1007  1  BIOS 2014  4
CHEM 1017  3  EDHS 1110  3
EDSP 3610  3  EDCI 3310/3311  3/1
Total Hours  14 Total Hours 18
Third Year of Enrollment
First Term  Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDSP 3620  3  BIOS 3854  4
EDUC 3000  3  BIOS 3653  3
EDUC 3100  3  EDCI 4250 or 4251/4201  3/1
BIOS 2114  4  EDUC 3110  3
BIOS 2741  1  Social Science2  3
BIOS 2743  3    
Total Hours  17 Total Hours 17
Fourth Year of Enrollment
First Term Second Term
Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours Course Prefix & Number Credit Hours
EDCI 4432  3  EDCI 4250 or 4251  3
EDCI 4620  3  EDUC 4920  9
EDUC 3007  0    
BIOS (Elective) 3000+  3    
BIOS (Elective) 3000+  3    
Total Hours  12 Total Hours 12
Total Degree Hours 123
  1. Required for all first-time full-time students.
  2. Refer to the following sections in the University Catalog for specific courses and university regulations to fulfill General Education Requirements. Catalog sections: General Education Core Requirements and General Education Course Menu.

NOTE: Refer to the “Degree Requirements” curriculum sheet for specific courses required for the degree.