Life Science Education (Grades 7th - 12th), B.S.

Program Locations

Life Science (grades 7-12), B.S. - Secondary Education is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The life science education degree is an interdisciplinary program that requires study in both the School of Education and the School of Math and Sciences. Students completing the program can earn Texas state teaching certification to teach life science courses in grades 7 through 12.

The life science education degree program provides students opportunities to gain experience from tutoring or assistant teaching, as well as extensive training through field-based observation. To best prepare for a career in the classroom, life science majors often prepare and deliver unit presentations in class.

To help them fully embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the life science education program, majors enhance their learning experience through membership in the student organizations of both the School of Education and the School of Math and Sciences.     

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physical science education will complete 44 hours of upper-level study compiled from professional education courses like Classroom Management and field-specific studies such as Genetics, Ecology, and Invertebrate Zoology.


The Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Life Science requires 124 semester hours. The major is specifically for teacher education and requires 32 semester hours in the major, 17 of which are upper level. Students must pass the state content area life science (grades 7-12) test prior to clinical teaching.

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The School of Math and Science has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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  • PHSC -- Pioneer Health Service Corps
  • Provides medical mission opportunities to students.
  • Offers students practice tests in their chosen pre-health fields.
  • Encourages student involvement through community service projects.
  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.


  • Middle School Teacher
  • High School Teacher
  • Biologist
  • Biological researcher
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Epidemiologist

School of Math and Science Events

April 17, 2020

Honors Luncheon

Honors Luncheon - UC 211.Details to be sent later.
11:30am - 1:30pm, UC 211

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