Biology Science Education

Major

If you're enjoy learning about living things and sharing what you've learned with others, consider a biology science education major. This major is designed to train you to teach biology at the middle and high school levels.

In this program, you will . . .

  • gain a deep understanding of biology through a variety of classes covering:
    • cell and molecular biology
    • anatomy and physiology
    • plant ecology
  • put the scientific method into action through hands-on labs
  • learn to communicate difficult scientific concepts to students who aren't science-minded

Education courses provide a working knowledge of:

  • how to tailor your lessons based on your students' grade level and mental ability
  • discipline and classroom management in middle and high school settings
  • science education methods
  • forms and approaches of assessment

Every biology science education student spends a full semester their senior year teaching domestically or abroad. The semester is split between two placements in different schools and teaching different grade levels.

See the curriculum guide.