Secondary Education B.S.Ed. (Emphasis in Biology Education - Certification Track)

Degree Requirements: 125 Credit Hours

Additional admission requirements must be met to enter the Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Concentration in Biology Education, Certification Track (See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements). Students seeking teacher certification are first admitted to the Professional Studies Secondary Education B.S.Ed. Concentration in Biology Education, Non-Certification Track. Upon meeting B.S.Ed. teacher education admission requirements at the completion of Area F, students will be admitted to the certification track. Successful completion of all program requirements and all Georgia Professional Standards Commission certification requirements will prepare an individual to gain teacher certification in Georgia.

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core Areas A - E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
Pre-Professional Block
EDUC   2090PPB Practicum 0
EDUC   2110Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education 3
EDUC   2120Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts 3
Other Courses to Teaching Field
BIOL   1107Principles of Biology I3
BIOL   1107LPrinciples of Biology I Laboratory1
BIOL   1108Principles of Biology II3
BIOL   1108LPrinciples of Biology Laboratory II1
BIOL   1210Environmental Biology Laboratory 1
STAT   2231Introduction to Statistics I 3
Professional Education
EDUC   2130Exploring Learning and Teaching 3
SCED   3121Planning and Instruction for Secondary Educators2
SCED   3237Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools3
SCED   3721Secondary School Practicum I2
SCED   4137Instructional Assessment for Diverse Learners3
SCED   4231Content Specific Pedagogy for Secondary Education3
SCED   4632Student Teaching Seminar in Secondary Education3
SCED   4732Secondary School Practicum II3
SCED   4739Student Teaching Residency I3
SCED   5799Student Teaching in Secondary Education 9
SPED   3332Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades3
Major Requirements
BIOL   3131Physiology3
BIOL   3133Evolution and Ecology 3
BIOL   3134Cell and Molecular Biology3
BIOL   3440Field Biology 4
BIOL   3535 Botany3
BIOL   4130Genetics3
BIOL   4532Evolution3
BIOL   4620Undergraduate Seminar 2
Total Credit Hours125

Program Admission Criteria

See B.S.Ed. Teacher Education Admission Requirements

  • Must be admitted into the Teacher Education Program and qualify for a Georgia Preservice Certificate

Other Program Requirements

  • Must meet all requirements for retention in the Teacher Education Program.
  • Must earn a minimum grade of "C" on all courses in Area F of the Core, the teaching field, and professional education; earn an adjusted GPA of 2.75 or higher in the teaching field; and maintain overall cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher
  • Must successfully complete all field experiences.
  • Must take courses in the proper sequence.
  • Courses in Area F must be taken prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program.
  • Take only one practicum course per semester.
  • Must meet requirements for admission to Student Teaching, (see catalog section, Admission to Student Teaching).
  • Must successfully complete assessments identified at each program transition point.

Honors in Secondary Education

To graduate with Honors in Secondary Education, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program;
  • successfully complete at least four credit hours of Honors Research Seminar Education (COED   3610) over four semesters;
  • successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
  • be in good standing in the University Honors Program at the time of graduation.

Advisement

Each student in Secondary Education is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling. Telephone: (912) 478-0698. E-Mail: cjthomp@georgiasouthern.edu.