Biology Secondary Teaching Certification

Biology majors seeking certification for secondary teaching in biology must notify their advisers and the Coordinator of Science Education. State certification requirements are very specific, so the earlier students plan for this option, the easier it is to develop appropriate programs.

Completion of the requirements for the major in Biology, which must include the following courses:

1. Cognate courses

  • CH 201 Organic Chemistry I: Structure, Mechanisms and Reactions
  • PH 201 Fundamental Concepts of Physics I

2. Biology electives

  • BI 325 Cell Biology
  • BI 333 Molecular Biology
  • BI 329 Ecology

3. Additional recommendations for certification with approval of the School of Education

  • Two Math courses (MA 110 or higher)
  • PH 223 Essentials of Physical Geology
    or ES 505 Earth Science

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