Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology, BS-MEd, Secondary Education - Teacher Licensure


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 SPECIAL APPLICATION PROCESS REQUIRED

STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO THE PROGRAM WILL ALSO COMPLETE A SECOND MAJOR IN SECONDARY EDUCATION

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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements. 

FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II & Level III) and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II, Level III and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III
DPDS Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

       Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

       Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#       These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications courses and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply. The credits are counted only in one area.

♦        General Education categories to be completed with the first 30 credits. Exceptions in the timing of these courses will be made for transfer students.

 

Courses in Major (37 credits)


Biology Capstone Courses (4 credits)


Biology Elective (4 credit)


  • † BIO____ † Biology elective

♦ Required Programmatic Assessments


  • EDA 901 Prog Assess for Initial Ed Lic I
  • EDA 902 Prog Assess for Initial Ed Lic II
  • EDA 903 Prog Assess for Initial Ed Lic III
  • EDA 904 Prog Assess for Initial Ed Lic IV
  • EDA 905 Prog Assess for Initial Ed Lic V

5th Year Courses (M.Ed.): (18 credits)


  •  EDC 888PS  Practicum Seminar Teaching Science
  •  EDC 888P    Student Teaching Practicum Science (8-12)
  •  EDC 804       School-Based Internship
  •  EDC 805       Professional Lives of Teachers
  •  BIO _____   Biology Graduate Elective
  •  BIO _____   Biology Graduate Elective

 

 

Free Electives


Additional free elective credits beyond the credits listed may be required based on the use of support courses to satisfy General Education Category requirements.

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♥Required Support Courses for Secondary Education Major (6 credits)


♥Required Major: Secondary Education (33 credits)


Courses with asterisk carry graduate and undergraduate credits.

Addtional Notes:


*       Students accepted into the combined undergraduate/graduate program who choose not to continue in the combined program must complete an Educational Studies minor in lieu of the

         teacher education minor.

†       One 4-credit Biology 300-400 level elective must be chosen from one of the following groups: Population/Ecosystems, Organismal/Physiology, Cellular/Molecular).

      ϕ       The Capstone Elective can include certain 300-400 level courses, as well as independent studies, internships, study abroad, service learning and other college

           credit situations (Consult with your Advisor for your options) – approval required by the chairperson of Biology for non-traditional course credit.

      w        The Portfolio Seminar is a 1-credit hybrid class where students reflect on their capstone experience and that ensures all portfolio requirements are met.

**        Additional free elective credits beyond the credits listed may be required based on the use of support courses to satisfy General Education Category requirements.

♦        Programmatic Assessments are required for all students pursuing educational licensure in a specified sequence. Results will be factored into gateway reviews for progression that occurs 

        each term beginning Spring term of the Junior year. Required courses: EDA 901, 902, 903, 904 and 905.

     Total credits for graduation: 123-156                     The additional credits listed above are required for Graduate degree

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