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  • Life Science Education: Grades 7-12

    Degree offered: Bachelor of Science 

    Licensure offered: Life Science Education 7-12  

    See also: Biology  

    The Life Science Licensure Program is a professional teaching major centered on the science of biology. Students in this program complete a rigorous curriculum in the science of biology that emphasizes not only content knowledge but also critical thinking and laboratory skills. Upon completion, teachers holding this single-field degree will be competent effective teachers in biology for grades 7-12. 


    Requirements for a B.S. or Licensure in Life Science Education

    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Degree-seeking students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.
    Licensure-only students, those who completed a bachelor's degree prior to beginning this program, need only the requirements listed below.
    BIO 201 General Biology: Cell, Genetics, Evolution 4*
    BIO 202 General Biology: Botany, Zoology, Ecology 4*
    BIO 203 General Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 4*
    BIO 330 Ecology 4*
    BIO 366 Genetics 4*
    BIO 469 Cell and Molecular Biology 4*
    Select one course from the following: 4*
    BIO 341 Human Anatomy  
    BIO 342 Human Physiology   
    Required Correlatives:  
    CHM 109 General Chemistry I 4
    CHM 110 General Chemistry II 4
    CHM 229 Organic Chemistry I 4
    ENV 113 Geology
    SCI 102 Basic Principles of Chemistry and Physics 3
    Select one course from the following: 4
    CHM 230 Organic Chemistry  
    CHM 359 Analytical Chemistry  
    Select one course from the following: 3-4
    MTH 140 Intro to Statistics  
    MTH 240 Calculus I  
    Required Professional Education Courses:  
    EDU 112 Introduction to Education: AYA
    EDU 220 Educational Psychology
    EDU 314 Content Area Reading
    EDU 346 AYA and Multi-Age Methods
    EDU 379A CORE: Principles of Education 3
    EDU 353 AYA Science Teaching Methods & Field Experience     
    EDU 410 Assessment and Technology for Teaching and Learning  3
    EDU 487 Supervised Teaching: AYA and Multi-Age 12
    EDU 488 Teaching Seminar: AYA and Multi-Age 1
    Total Credits Required 88-89
    *used to calculate the Major GPA