Biology Degree with Certification

BSE with Certification in Middle School Science - Min. 120 Hours

Common Core: See common core requirements
Required Courses from General Education:
Physical Science with a laboratory (4)
Tier Two: Additional General Education Requirements (19 Hours)
Fine Arts or Humanities:
When choosing a Fine Arts course, see guidelines.
When choosing a Humanities course, see guidelines.
3 hours
Social Sciences: PY210 and PY223 are recommended. 6 hours
Additional Science Science w/ or w/out lab (3-4) 4 hours
MA224 Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers (4) 4 hours
ED122 Education Technology 2 hours
Professional Education (26 Hours)
ED101 Introduction to Teaching (2)
ED102 Introduction to Teaching Practicum(1)
ED453 General Methods of Teaching (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED462  Student Teaching (10)
PY210  Educational Psychology (3)
PY223  Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342  Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343  Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
Middle School Grades 5-9 certification requirements (43 Hours)
ED101 Foundations of Education (2)
ED102 Field Experience I (1)
ED105 Field Experience II (0-1)
ED350 Education Methodology (2)
ED313 Classroom and Behavior Management in the Middle and Secondary Classroom (3)
ED314 History/Philosophy of Middle-Level Education (3)
ED370SC Methods of Teaching Science (3)
ED453 General Methods of Teaching (2)
ED454 Student Teaching Seminar/Methods (2)
ED460 Student Teaching (10)
ED470 Instructional Int. for Students with Reading Deficits (3)
ED471 Teaching Reading in the Content Area (3)
PY210 Educational Psychology (3)
PY223 Developmental Psychology (3)
PY342 Psychology of the Exceptional Child (2)
PY343 Psychology of the Exceptional Child Practicum (1)
Science Subject Area requirements: Minimum of 16 additional Science hours (beyond Common Core and Tier Two requirements) chosen in consultation with the advisor. Students must have 24 total science hours
Minor and Electives (To Complete Min. 120 Hours)