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

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.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A-E)42
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major18
Pre-Professional Block
PPB Practicum
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
Elementary Statistics
Professional Education 21
Exploring Learning and Teaching
Educational Psychology: General
Introduction to Research Methods in Education
Foundations of Technology-Enabled Learning
Content Literacy
Introduction to SPED in Middle and Secondary Grades
Cultural Diversity and ESOL/TCLD
Guided Electives3-9
See Option 1, 2, and 3 below to determine credit hours of guided electives
Major Requirements30-36
Select one of the following options: 1
Option 1
Complete 9 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 15 credit hour minors related to Biology
Option 2
Complete 6 credit hours of guided electives under professional education and two 18 credit hours concentrations from the list below
Option 3
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
Approved Concentrations
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 Hours124

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

Advisement

Each student is assigned to an advisor in the College of Education Student Success Center for program planning and course scheduling.
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