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Adolescence Education: Biology Major Requirements

I. Professional Education Sequence

EDUC 106 Issues, Philosophy. and Foundations in Education

3 s.h.

EDUC 201 Diversity and Teaching

3 s.h.

EPSY 229 Survey of Exceptional Children

3 s.h.

EPSY 275 Psychological Foundations of Education: Learning and Motivation

3 s.h.

EPSY 250 Adolescent Growth and Development


EDUC 246 Development of Language and Adolescence Literacy

3 s.h.

EDUC 346 Teaching Reading in Content Area

3 s.h.

EDUC 213 Education Law Requirements

1 s.h.

SCED 392 Research Theory and Practice in Middle and High School Science Education

4 s.h.

SCED 396 Student Teaching in Secondary Science

12 s.h.

SCED 398 Seminar in Middle and High School Science Education

3 s.h.


Sub Total 41 s.h.

II. Content Courses

BIOL 180 Biology I: Cells to Organisms

4 s.h.

BIOL 181 Biology II: Ecology and Evolution

4 s.h.

BIOL 201 Cell and Molecular Biology

4 s.h.

BIOL 212 Genetics

4 s.h.

BIOL 315 Laboratory Techniques in Biology

2 s.h.

BIOL 393 Senior Seminar

1 s.h.

One Applied BIOL course including BIOL 397, BIOL 399, or an approved field course.

3-4 s.h.

Four additional 300-level BIOL courses

12-16 s.h.


Sub Total 34-39 s.h.

III. Related Courses

MATH 105 Pre-calculus or


MATH 173 Calculus I

3-4 s.h.

CHEM 111 General Chemistry I

4 s.h.

CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

4 s.h.

CHEM 226 Elementary Organic Chemistry ~OR ~ CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I

4 s.h.

CHEM 330 Introductory Biochemistry ~OR~ CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II

4 s.h.

STAT 101 Introduction to Statistics

3 s.h.

SCIN 315 Technologies in General Science

2 s.h.

SCIN 390 Interdisciplinary Science Capstone

3 s.h.

Any Foreign language at the 102 level or higher ~OR~ meeting the education foreign language requirement in related work via a proficiency score on the foreign language exam of 250 or higher or via three years of progressive study of the same foreign language in high school.

0-6 s.h.


Sub Total 27-34 s.h.

IV. General Education Coursework

Must complete at least 7 of the 10 general education areas with a minimum of 30 s.h.. These courses may overlap with other requirements.

V. Electives

Electives dependent upon science selections and with advisement

3-8 s.h.


Program Total 122-126 s.h.

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