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Secondary Education - Biology (Fall 2008)

Effective Fall 2008

A total of 124 credits is required to earn a bachelor of science in education degree with specialization in Biology. Required courses include:

Biology Courses

50.114 Concepts in Biology I

50.115 Concepts in Biology II

50.242 Biology of Microorganisms

50.271 Cell Biology

50.332 Genetics

50.351 Ecology

Physiology Requirement (3 credits) - choose one of the following five (5) courses:

50.472 Animal Cell Physiology
50.474 Vertebrate Systems Physiology
50.477 Plant Physiology
50.478 Microbial Physiology
50.480 Comparative Animal Physiology

Electives (17 Credits)

Choose one biology field course from the following six courses:

50.200 Dendrology
50.252 Field Zoology
50.253 Freshwater Biology
50.263 Field Botany
50.457 Entomology
50.459 Ornithology

Choose one of the following two courses:

50.333 Molecular Biology or
52.341 Biochemistry I

54.111 Introduction to Physics I

Students should select remaining credits from the approved list of Biology electives available in the Department of Educational Studies and Secondary Education. Of these, 50.430 Evolution is strongly recommended.

Secondary Education

Choose one of the following three courses:

60.204 Educational Computing and Technology
60.350 Instructional Design Systems
60.351 Virtual Learning Communities

60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

Choose one of the following two courses:

60.393 Social Foundations of Education
60.406 Multicultural Education

65.453 Teaching of Science

60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

General Education

Among 53 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

20.101 Composition I

50.290 Writing in Biology

53.141 Introduction to Statistics

Choose one of the following two courses

25.103 Public Speaking
25.104 Interpersonal Communication

45.211 Principles of Sociology

48.101 General Psychology

48.212 Adolescent. Psychology

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

52.115 Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry

52.116 Chemical Principles and Measurements

50.479 Physiology Lab

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy, including one of the following:

10.102 French II
11.102 German II
12.102 Spanish II
13.102 Russian II
14.102 Italian II
16.106 Chinese II

Among courses to meet the natural sciences and mathematics requirement, students must select one Earth or Space Science course from the following five courses:

51.100 Environmental Geology
51.101 Physical Geology
51.102 Historical Geology
51.255 Meteorology
51.259 Oceanography