Secondary Biology Education
Are you interested in becoming a biology teacher? If so, consider earning your B.A. in Secondary Biology Education from Midway University.
Only available through our on campus undergraduate program, this secondary education degree is designed to help you become a biology teacher who’s able to teach grades 8-12. As you move into your elective coursework, you will become well-versed in all elements of teaching high school biology. Upon completion of this secondary education teacher program, you will be ready to seek certification to be a teacher in Kentucky. Graduates wishing to seek certification in other states should contact that state’s teacher certification granting agency for information on specific requirements.
In addition to the requirements below, you must 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
Once students have met admission requirements and are accepted into Midway University, they them will need to apply for acceptance into the Teacher Education program.
90% of students receive some form of financial assistance
meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance
Frequently Asked Questions
We offer a simple online application process. Create your account, submit all materials and track your application status conveniently online. Paper application forms are available for download if needed. Admissions Counselors are available to assist you with the application process and answer any questions you may have about Midway University and our programs. Give them a call at 1.800.952.4122 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students are eligible as “full-time and “part-time” students for Federal loans and may be eligible for Federal and/or State grants. (A full-time student is a student taking 12 credit hours or more per term; a part-time student is a student taking 6-11 credit hours.)
Visit Financial Aid for more details.
An admission decision can only be made with official documents. Transcripts are considered official when they are either mailed directly to Midway University from the issuing institution in a sealed envelope or sent electronically by a secured third party such at National Student Clearinghouse or Parchment.
Midway University works hard to provide quality degree programs at an affordable price for our students. Students can view our Tuition and Fees Schedule online.
Make sure you get the whole picture before making your decision. First, complete your FAFSA so you can see what financial aid you are eligible to receive and complete your application. Once you are admitted to Midway University, you can meet with our Financial Aid Office to discuss all the eligible aid (federal, state and institutional) that you have access to and apply for scholarships. This is the only way to figure out the true cost and if you will have any out-of-pocket expenses to cover.
Midway University accepts transfer credits from regionally accredited institutions that are 100-level or higher with a grade of “C” or better. At the time of admission, our Admissions Counselors will provide an unofficial evaluation of your transfer credit. An official evaluation will be completed by the Registrar’s Office after acceptance.
Don’t see your question here? Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss our online degree programs with you and answer your questions. Get the conversation started by calling us at 800.952.4122 or by email at email@example.com.
A Peek Inside Our Program
You will earn your Secondary Biology Education degree by completing 120 credit hours.
|Course Number||Name of Course||Credit Hours|
General Education Requirements
Major Course Requirements
Teacher Education Orientation must be attended prior to taking EDU 103, 108, 188, and 201.
|EDU 103||Introduction to Education||3|
|EDU 108||Introduction to Teacher Education Concentrations||3|
|EDU 188||Field Experience - Initial||0|
|EDU 201||Technology in the Educational Setting||3|
|EDU 210||Teaching and Learning I||3|
|EDU 286||Field Experience - Elementary||0|
|EDU 287||Field Experience - Mid School||0|
|EDU 288||Field Experience - High Sch||0|
|EDU 314||Multicultural Education||3|
|EDU 315||The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education||3|
|EDU 332||Educational Evaluation Techniques||3|
|EDU 338||Foundations of Literacy||3|
|EDU 360||Teaching and Learning II||3|
|EDU 370||Teaching Literacy to All Students across Grade Levels and Content Areas||3|
|EDU 410||Secondary Biology Teaching Methods||3|
|EDU 498||Student Teaching||12|
|PSY 260||Human Growth and Development||3|
Secondary Biology Requirements
|BIO 103||General Biology I||3|
|BIO 104||General Biology I Lab||1|
|BIO 105||General Biology II||3|
|BIO 106||General Biology II Lab||1|
|BIO 204||Medical Vocabulary||2|
|BIO 226||Microbiology Laboratory||1|
|BIO 325||Genetics and Molecular Biology||3|
|BIO 401||Ethical Issues in Science||3|
Choose Botany or Zoology plus corresponding lab
|BIO 230||Principles of Botany||3|
|BIO 231||Principles of Botany Lab||1|
|BIO 304||General Zoology||3|
|BIO 306||General Zoology Lab||1|
|PSC 240||Physics I||4|
|PSC 241||Physics Laboratory I||1|
|CHM 170||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHM 171||General Chemistry I Lab||1|
|CHM 175||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHM 176||General Chemistry II Lab||1|
Total Credit Hours