Biology/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

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This major satisfies the endorsement requirements for grades 5–12.

Notes:

  • BAE students must complete both the courses below and the secondary education core courses;
  • the option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15 credits per quarter.
Required Secondary Education Core
30–hour multicultural education field requirement
EDUC 200
EDUC 303
EDUC 309
ADMISSION TO TEACHER EDUCATION
and FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT (these three courses must be taken concurrently)
7
EDUC 201INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION3
EDUC 341SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT4
EDUC 413CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES4
EDUC 420ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY1
EDUC 426SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-1215
PSYC 304EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY5
SPED 363INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL EDUCATION4
Required Biology Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 301MICROBIOLOGY5
BIOL 302BOTANY5
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
BIOL 340BIOLOGY AND SOCIETY2
BIOL 423EVOLUTION5
BIOL 440ECOLOGY4
BIOL 441ECOLOGY LAB2
Choose one of the following5
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Choose one of the following4-5
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 390BIOLOGY TEACHING METHODS1
CHEM 151GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 152GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
CHEM 153GENERAL CHEMISTRY5
SCED 390SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS1
Choose one of the following5
DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS
PRECALCULUS II
ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
Total Credits120-121

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

Note: see Education for additional SLOs.

  • create a community of diverse learners who construct meaning from their science experiences and possess a disposition for further exploration and learning;
  • organize a safe and effective learning environment;
  • interrelate and interpret important concepts, ideas and applications in the field of biology; and conduct scientific investigations;
  • develop strategies for teaching that organic evolution is a unifying theme;
  • construct and use effective assessment strategies to determine the backgrounds and achievements of learners and facilitate their intellectual, social and personal development;
  • engage students both in studies of various methods of scientific inquiry and in active learning through scientific inquiry.