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Biological Sciences Education

A Biological Science student teaching at Middletown High School.

EXPLORE BIOLOGY AND HOW TO TEACH IT

The biological sciences curriculum helps students develop an understanding of principles governing biological processes that span a continuum from molecules and cells to organisms and ecosystems. The biology education major develops students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills which are essential for making informed decisions about issues that relate to science, technology, the environment and teaching biology.​

The B.A. in Biological Sciences Education follows a curriculum similar to the Biological Sciences major with the addition of education courses. 

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geology
  • Learning Science
  • Adolescent Development
  • Teaching Methods
  • Calculus

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Middle School or High School Teacher
  • Department Chair
  • Teacher Leader
  • Principal
  • Instructional Coach
  • Textbook Author

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Science Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Educational Technology
  • Counseling
  • Teacher Leadership
  • Educational Leadership

What's special about this program?

The Secondary Science Education Program has a partnership agreement with a local school district. Science teachers collaborate with university personnel to provide an innovative science education program that culminates in a capstone experience of student teaching. The Secondary Science Education Program has led the university in using co-teaching as a model for student teaching. This innovative approach on learning to teach emphasizes professional collaborations between students and teachers. Students are introduced to STEM and various education technologies to enhance their teaching practice. The university’s clinical faculty oversee the students’ field experiences and provide professional development to the district’s science teachers.

Sample Curriculum

BISC207

Introductory Biology I

 

BISC208

Introductory Biology II

 

CHEM103 or 107

General Chemistry 

 

CHEM 104 or 108

General Chemistry 

 

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition 

 

MATH115 or 117

Pre-Calculus 

 

UNIV101

First Year Experience

 

 

Foreign Language Courses (105 or Higher)

 

 

University Breadth Course

 

EDUC414

Diversity in Secondary Education

 

MATH221 or 241

Calculus

 

BISC3XX

Biology Course

 

EDUC413

Adolescent Development & Educational Psychology

 

 

Liberal Arts Electives

 

Chemistry 2XX

Chemistry Course

 

EDUC414

Teaching Exceptional Adolescents

 

 

Second Writing Course

 

 

Group B Breadth Course

 

EDUC420

Reading in the Content Areas

 

SCEN491

Methods of Teaching Science

 

BISC4XX

Biology Course

 

BISC6XX

Biology Course

 

EDUC400 Student Teaching (Spring Semester)

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following program:

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