Biology - with Secondary Certification BA/BS

The biology secondary education major is designed to prepare future educators with a strong background in biological sciences as well as preparing students for secondary education teaching certification.  The curriculum is strongly tied to state education standards.

General Education Core

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
COLLEGE WRITING
and RESEARCH WRITING
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
PRINCIPLES OF SPEECH
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:5.00
PRECALCULUS (or MATH-147A & MATH-147B)
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00
INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
Select one of the following:3.00
SURVEY OF ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Scientific Ways of Knowing
CHEM-111PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I4.00
NS-150INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES3.00
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following: 3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES AND THEORY OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
CURRENT SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
HISTORY OF CIVILIZATION
UNITED STATES HISTORY TO 1865
UNITED STATES HISTORY SINCE 1865
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300T (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits if a BA degree is desired16.00
Total Credits39.00

Program Requirements

Secondary certification candidates must meet the graduation requirements for their major and the Secondary Teacher Education Program and must have two advisors. (see below)

Biology Program
BIOL-181ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, DIVERSITY OF LIFE4.00
BIOL-182CONCEPTS IN CELLULAR MECHANISMS4.00
BIOL-213PLANT AND ANIMAL FORM AND FUNCTION4.00
BIOL-380BIOLOGY SENIOR SEMINAR1.00
BIOL-450FIELD BOTANY4.00
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
MATH-253STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES3.00
PHYS-111GENERAL PHYSICS I4.00
or PHYS-211 ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
PHYS-112GENERAL PHYSICS II4.00
or PHYS-212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
Select one of the following:4.00
MAMMALOGY
ORNITHOLOGY
ICHTHYOLOGY
ENTOMOLOGY
Science Electives
Select any BIOL courses numbered 200 or higher 18.00
Total Credits44.00
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See Catalog section "Education Division: Secondary Teacher Certification" regarding certification requirements for this major. Selective course choices could be affected

Secondary Education Certificate Requirements

Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program is required after successful completion of Phase I courses.

Phase I - Professional Foundations of Education
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION 13.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 13.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 13.00
ED-330CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE CLASSROOM (may be taken in Phase I or Phase II)2.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-12 (may be taken in Phase I or Phase II)3.00
Phase II - Professional Studies in Education
ED-445INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-123.00
ED-449TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA3.00
ED-453MEDIA AND TECHNOLOGY FOR TEACHING3.00
RE-422READING IN THE CONTENT AREA K-123.00
Phase III - Professional Internship (last semester)
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits39.00
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Additional requirements must be met for teacher certification. See your Education Division advisor for details.

No grade lower than a “C-” will be accepted in any General Education core, Content Major, or Professional Foundations course. No grade lower than a “B-” will be accepted in any Professional Studies or Professional Internship secondary education course

A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Candidates must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their content area classes.

Summary

General Education Core39
Major Courses36
Science Electives8
Secondary Education39
Total122