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Biology Teaching, B.A.

Biology Teaching, B.A.

This is a sample plan of study with a suggested sequencing of classes for the major.  University electives may be applied to earn additional academic majors, minors, or certificates.  Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor to plan their specific semester schedule to include UNIFI/General Education program and/or university elective hours required.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
BIOL 2051 General Biology: Organismal Diversity (or BIOL 2052 General Biology: Cell Structure and Function) 4
CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I (Based on ALEKS score) 4
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours14
Spring
BIOL 2052 General Biology: Cell Structure and Function (or BIOL 2051 General Biology: Organismal Diversity) 4
CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II 4
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 9
 Hours17
Sophomore
Fall
BIOL 3100 Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science (or BIOL 3140 Genetics) 3
PHYSICS 1511 General Physics I 4
TEACHING 2017 Level 1 Field Experience: Exploring Teaching 1
EDPSYCH 2030 Dynamics of Human Development 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 3
 Hours14
Spring
BIOL 3140 Genetics (or BIOL 3100 Evolution, Ecology and the Nature of Science) 4
CHEM 2040 Applied Organic and Biochemistry 4
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours14
Junior
Fall
Biology Group choice 4
TEACHING 3128 Level 2 Field Experience: Lesson Planning and Instruction 1
TEACHING 3129 Secondary and Special-Area Classroom Management 1
EARTHSCI 1320 Earth History 4
EDPSYCH 3148 Learning and Motivation in Classroom Contexts 3
MEASRES 3150 Classroom Assessment 2
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 2
 Hours17
Spring
Biology Group choice 4
Biology Major Elective 4
SCI ED 3300/5300 Orientation to Science Teaching 4
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 3
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
Biology Group choice 4
SCI ED 4800/5800 Methods for Teaching Secondary Science or MTSS 3
SPED 3150 Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners in Classrooms 2
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 4
 Hours13
Spring
BIOL 4142/5142 Evolutionary Biology 3
SOCFOUND 3119 Schools and American Society 3
TEACHING 4170/5170 Human Relations: Awareness and Application 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 5
 Hours14
Fifth Year
Fall
TEACHING 3138 Secondary School Teaching 12
 Hours12
 Total Hours130