B.A. in Secondary Biology Education

Degree Guide Key:
Traditional Day ProgramsWC
Evening & Weekend ProgramsSCD
Online ProgramsON
Graduate ProgramsGRAD


Do you have an interest in becoming a biology teacher? If so, you may want to consider earning your B.A. in secondary education with an emphasis in biology. Only available through our Women’s College, this secondary education degree is designed to help you become a middle or high school biology teacher who’s able to teach grades 8 through 12.

During your core courses, you will develop your general knowledge in the areas of mathematics, critical thinking, literacy, natural sciences, art and humanities, and the social sciences. You will also learn the skills and teaching strategies you need to become an effective teacher in and outside the classroom.

As you move into your elective coursework, you will become well-versed in all elements of teaching high school biology. This means you will take biology course requirements such as:

• General Biology I
• General Biology II
• Principles of Botany
• General Zoology
• Medical Vocabulary
• Microbiology
• Genetics and Molecular Biology
• Ethical Issues in Science
• Senior Biological Research
• And more

Upon completion of this secondary education teacher program, you will be ready to seek certification to be a teacher in Kentucky.

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What can you do with a secondary education degree? To learn more about specific career opportunities and for additional information about the secondary teacher education program at Midway College in Kentucky, contact us today. We can help you meet the requirements to be a school teacher, help you earn your certification and help students learn the science of biology.

Available through: WC

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 25
Education Major Requirements* 43
Introduction to the Teaching Profession EDU 100 1
Introduction to Education EDU 103 2
Introduction to Secondary Education EDU 130 1
Technology in the Educational Setting EDU 201 3
Teaching and Learning I EDU 210 3
Integrating Culture and Diversity into the Classroom EDU 314 3
The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education EDU 315 3
Educational Evaluation Techniques EDU 332 3
Writing and Literacy in the Content EDU 338 3
Teaching and Learning II EDU 360 3
Secondary Biology Teaching Methods EDU 410 3
Student Teaching EDU 498 12
Human Growth and Development PSY 260 3
Biology Secondary Education Requirements** 24
General Biology I BIO 103 3
General Biology I Lab BIO 104 1
General Biology II BIO 105 3
General Biology II Lab BIO 106 1
Principles of Botany BIO 180 with lab BIO 181 or General Zoology BIO 304 with lab BIO 305 4
Medical Vocabulary BIO 204 2
Microbiology BIO 225 with lab BIO 226 4
Genetics and Molecular Biology BIO 325 3
Ethical Issues in Science BIO 401 3
Introduction to Biological Research BIO 405 1
Senior Biological Research BIO 488 3
Supporting Requirements* 14
Principles of Physics and Lab PSC 103 and PSC 104 4
General Chemistry I and Lab CHM 170 and CHM 171 5
General Chemistry II and Lab CHM 175 and CHM 176 5
Electives 14
Total 120

*Contact Teacher Education office for specific General Education requirements for this major.

*A minimum grade of "C" in all major courses required for graduation.

**Students pursuing a BA in Business Administration, Biology or Psychology must take MA 140 rather than MA 137.

In addition to the requirements above, you must also achieve each of the following:
• Admission into the Program – Portfolio Review
• 200 hours of Field Placement
• Multicultural Field Placement (6 diversity hours)
• Acceptance for Student Teaching – Portfolio Review
• Completion of Personal Portfolio
• TB Test
• Liability Insurance
• Praxis scores as established by the Kentucky Department of Education