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College Catalog 2015-2016 
College Catalog 2015-2016 [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.

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