Secondary Biology Education

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.

Why Midway?

16:1

student-to-faculty ratio

Affordability

90% of students receive some form of financial assistance

Support

meet faculty face-to-face to get in-person assistance

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

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 admissions@midway.edu.

Specific admissions details are available for:
• First time students
• Homeschool students
• Transfer students
• KCTCS students
• International students
• Dual Credit High School Students

What are my financial aid options?

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.

Do I need to submit my high school transcript to apply?

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.

How much will it cost?

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.

Can I transfer credits from another school if I am accepted into this program?

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.

How do I register for classes or sign up for housing?

Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will communicate the Next Steps for you to sign up for an Eagle Prep Registration and explain the Housing Application Process if you plan to live on campus.

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 admissions@midway.edu.

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

40

Major Course Requirements

48

Teacher Education Orientation must be attended prior to taking EDU 103, 108, 188, and 201.

EDU 103Introduction to Education3
EDU 108Introduction to Teacher Education Concentrations3
EDU 188Field Experience - Initial0
EDU 201Technology in the Educational Setting3
EDU 210Teaching and Learning I3
EDU 286Field Experience - Elementary0
EDU 287Field Experience - Mid School0
EDU 288Field Experience - High Sch0
EDU 314Multicultural Education3
EDU 315The Exceptional Child and Legal Aspects of Special Education3
EDU 332Educational Evaluation Techniques3
EDU 338Foundations of Literacy3
EDU 360Teaching and Learning II3
EDU 370Teaching Literacy to All Students across Grade Levels and Content Areas3
EDU 410Secondary Biology Teaching Methods3
EDU 498Student Teaching12
PSY 260Human Growth and Development3

Secondary Biology Requirements

24
BIO 103General Biology I3
BIO 104General Biology I Lab1
BIO 105General Biology II3
BIO 106General Biology II Lab1
BIO 204Medical Vocabulary2
BIO 225Microbiology3
BIO 226Microbiology Laboratory1
BIO 325Genetics and Molecular Biology3
BIO 401Ethical Issues in Science3

Choose Botany or Zoology plus corresponding lab

BIO 230Principles of Botany3
BIO 231Principles of Botany Lab1

OR

BIO 304General Zoology3
BIO 306General Zoology Lab1

Supporting Courses

15
PSC 240Physics I4
PSC 241Physics Laboratory I1
CHM 170General Chemistry I4
CHM 171General Chemistry I Lab1
CHM 175General Chemistry II4
CHM 176General Chemistry II Lab1

Total Credit Hours

127

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