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College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Secondary Education (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education concentration:

Students will be able to:

  • Recall, synthesize, and apply material from multiple disciplines including biology, mathematics, chemistry, and/or physics.

  • Effectively research, synthesize, and communicate scientific information.

  • Design and carry out experiments to address biological questions.

  • Critically analyze and formulate logical conclusions from data.

  • Effectively demonstrate common laboratory techniques, doing so in accordance with accepted safety standards.

  • Plan and design appropriate instructional and assessment activities.

  • Create, organize, and maintain an effective classroom environment conducive to learning and development

  • Develop and apply instructional methodologies appropriate to the grade and developmental level of students.

  • Design and implement successful interventions responsive to the needs of children with special needs.

The Secondary Education concentration (Biology Education) prepares the student for receipt of Pennsylvania Secondary Education Certification within the framework of the Biology major. This program provides a strong background in the biological sciences, while simultaneously fulfilling the requirements for secondary teaching certification. The required math courses will satisfy the requirement of two math courses for Education certification.

Students interested in this concentration should consult Dr. Thomas Murray.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.


Annually updated state required TB test, and criminal, child abuse and FBI record clearances

FY___   SO___   JR___   SR___    

Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

Submit Digication e-portfolio___                                                 

FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

Submit Digication e-portfolio___

Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

Suggested first year courses:

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