Life Science Requirements

The major is specifically for teacher education and requires 32 semester hours in the major, 16 of which are upper level. Students must pass the state content area life science (grades 7-12) test prior to student teaching.

*MATH 1306 - Elementary Statistics
MSCI 3101 - Faith and Science
*BIOL 1401 - General Biology I
*BIOL 1402 - General Biology II
BIOL 2401 - Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL 3402 - Genetics
BIOL 3407 - Ecology
eight hours from:

BIOL 3401 - Invertebrate Zoology
BIOL 3404 - Vertebrate Biology
BIOL 4408 - Cell and Molecular Biology
BIOL 4409 - Conservation Biology

Professional Education – High School Certification and All Level
In addition to the general education core and preparation in the teaching field, all high school certification programs require a professional education sequence. The professional education sequence provides students with knowledge of the learner, the teaching-learning process, effective teaching and classroom management strategies, and reading in the various content areas. It also provides a structured program of field experiences beginning with classroom observation and ending with student teaching. Students must have taken and passed the basic skills test upon completion of EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education and before taking further professional education courses. The following courses constitute the professional education sequence. Students must pass the respective state content test prior to student teaching:

EDUC 2301 - Introduction to Teaching
EDUC 3301 - Principles and Practices in Education

EDUC 3302 - Instructional Strategies and Practices
EDUC 3313 - Educating Students from Diverse Backgrounds
EDUC 4313 - Classroom Management
EDUC 4318 - Becoming a Teacher
EDUC 4328 - Curriculum and Assessment for the Secondary School
EDLI 4325 - Developing Reading Study and Thinking Skills at the Secondary Level
Six hours from:

EDUC 4663 - High School Student Teaching
EDUC 4664 - All Level Student Teaching

Three hours from:

EDLI/ENGL 4345 - Teaching English as a Second Language
EDLI 4328 - Language Acquisition
EDSP 2304 - Introduction to Special Education