B.A. in Secondary Biology Education

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

 

Available through: WC

  Semester Hours
General Education Requirements 37
Education Major Requirements* 39
Introduction to the Teaching Profession (EDU 100) 2
Introduction to Education (EDU 103) 2
Diversity in the Classroom (EDU 104) 1
Introduction to Secondary Education (EDU 130) 1
Technology in the Educational Setting (EDU/CS 201) 3
Societal Issues in Today's Schools (EDU 206) 3
Teaching and Learning I (EDU 210) 3
The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education (EDU 315) 3
Teaching and Learning II (EDU 360) 3
Methods in Secondary Science Education (EDU 401) 3
Human Growth and Development (PSY 260) 3
Student Teaching (EDU 498) 12
 
Biology Secondary Education Requirements** 28
General Biology I (BIO 103) with lab (BIO 104) 4
General Biology II (BIO 105) with lab (BIO 106) 4
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 Laboratory (PSC 103 and PSC 104) 4
General Chemistry I and Laboratory (CHEM 170 and 171) 5
General Chemistry II and Laboratory (CHEM 175 and 176) 5
   
Electives 6
Total 124

*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