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BS in Education, Secondary Education (Life Sciences)

Pictured | Carter Screeton | Secondary Education, Social Studies | Rochester, Indiana (hometown)

About the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (Life Sciences)

The Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Secondary Education Life Sciences prepares individuals to teach a broad range of Life Sciences/Biology for grades 5-12. The program is aligned with the developmental and pedagogical standards for both the middle school/junior high and high school levels as defined by the Indiana Department of Education.

Programs are aligned to standards for the related Special Professional Associations (SPAs).

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College policy on advising requires that students meet with their academic advisors at least once each year, and in some departments, prior to each semester’s to enrollment. Advising holds are placed on all School of Education students prior to advance registration and are released following advising appointments. Students with a declared major are advised in their academic units. To determine who your advisor is and how to contact them, see One.IU.

Degree Requirements
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science in Education, Secondary Education (English Language) must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • Oral Communication Requirements
    • EDUC-F 201 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Laboratory Experience (2 cr.) AND
      EDUC-F 202 Exploring the Personal Demands of Teaching: Field Experience (1 cr.) AND
      EDUC-M 314 General Methods for Senior High/Junior High/Middle School Teachers
  • Quantitative Reasoning Requirement | MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus 1
  • The Natural World Requirements (select one of the following:)
    • AST-N 190 The Natural World
    • AST-N 390 The Natural World
    • GEOL-N 190 The Natural World
    • GEOL-N 390 The Natural World
  • Major Requirements (79-80 cr.)
  • Electives (1-2 cr.)

  • An overall GPA of 2.75 is required for admission into the Teacher Education Program (TEP).
  • Students must successfully complete  EDUC-F 201/EDUC-F 202, EDUC-H 340, EDUC-M 314, EDUC-P 250, EDUC-W 200, and EDUC-W 310  and pass the CASA Basic Skills Examination to be eligible to enroll in Foundations II courses.
  • All secondary education programs require passing the Pearson Content test prior to student teaching.
  • All secondary education majors must also pass the Pearson Secondary Pedagogy Test prior to graduation.

Major Requirements (79-80 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • BIOL-L 101 Introduction to Biological Sciences I (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 304 Marine Biology OR
    BIOL-L 473 Ecology
  • BIOL-L 308 Organismal Physiology (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  • BIOL-L 318 Evolution
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry 1 Lectures
  • EDUC-K 306 Teaching Students with Special Needs in Secondary Classrooms
  • EDUC-M 301 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 401 Laboratory/Field Experience (1 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 420 Student Teaching Seminar (2 cr.)
  • EDUC-M 446 Methods of Teaching Senior/Junior High/Middle School Science
  • EDUC-M 464 Methods of Teaching Reading
  • EDUC-M 480 Student Teaching in the Secondary School (10 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 407 Psychological Measurement in the Schools
  • EDUC-P 475 Adolescent Development and Classroom Management
  • PHYS-P 201 General Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • Any Biology Lab course above the 200-level (2-3 cr.)

Electives (1-2 cr.)
  • The Secondary Life Science Education major requires 1-2 elective credits to meet the General Education requirements. Please see advisor.

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