Secondary Education B.S.Ed. - Professional Studies (Emphasis in Biology - Non-Certification Track)
Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours
The BSED degree with a major in Secondary Education, Concentration in Biology Education-Professional Studies (Non-Certification Track) provides students who are interested in education the opportunity to take coursework with planned minors and concentrations. The degree allows for choice in several areas leading to a broad background. When accepted to the University all Secondary Education majors are placed in the Professional Studies, Non- Certification Track. This track does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification in Secondary Biology Education will move into the BSEd Secondary Education, Concentration in Biology Education Certification Track.
See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.
|General Requirements (Core A-E)||42|
|Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major||18|
|Investigating Critical and Contemporary Issues in Education|
|Exploring Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Diversity in Educational Contexts|
|Other Courses to Teaching Field|
|Principles of Biology I|
|Principles of Biology I Laboratory|
|Principles of Biology II|
|Principles of Biology Laboratory II|
|Environmental Biology Lab|
|Exploring Learning and Teaching|
|Educational Psychology: General|
|Introduction to Research Methods in Education|
|Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning|
|Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades|
|Cultural Diversity and ESOL/TCLD|
See Option 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives
|Select one of the following options: 1|
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors related to Biology
Complete 6 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 18 credit hours concentrations from the list below
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and a combination of additional approved courses, a 15 credit hour minor, or an 18 credit hour concentration from the list below
Africana Studies, American Studies, Business, Communication Arts, Culture and Society, Education, Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, Individual Emphasis, International Studies, Irish Studies, Justice Studies, Modern Languages, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Southern Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies and Writing.
|Total Credit Hours||124|
The selected option must include at least 21 credit hours of upper division courses in Biology.
Program Admission Criteria
- Must meet all University Admission Requirements
- This program does NOT lead to teacher certification. Upon meeting teacher education program admission requirements, those seeking teacher certification will move into the B.S.Ed. Secondary Education, Concentration in Biology Education certification track.
Additional Program Requirements
- Must choose Option 1, 2, or 3
- Must identify a career path with their academic advisor
To graduate with B.S.Ed. Professional Studies Secondary Biology Education/Non-Certification, a student must:
- Successfully complete the program of study as outlined in the catalog;
- Be in good standing with a GPA of 2.0 or higher
Each student is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling.