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Students who plan to teach at the middle school or high school level will fulfill the Commonwealth's requirements for secondary education certification in biology by completing a program similar to the general biology concentration. Students must also complete the requirements for a Secondary Education Minor.
Students must take the following additional courses:
BIOL 333 Principles of Human Physiology or both
BIOL 272 Human Anatomy & Physiology: Cellular and Organ Systems and
BIOL 273 Human Anatomy & Physiology: Musculoskeletal and Control Systems
BIOL 348 Ecology
PHYS 201 Introductory Physics
One (1) of the following courses relating to plants:
BIOL 251 Vascular Plant Taxonomy
BIOL 252 Biology of Non-Vascular Plants
BIOL 451 Plant Physiology
Eight (8) additional courses are also required for a Secondary Education Minor (see Education section of the College catalog).
It is recommended that students take GEOL 231 Physical Geology.
Note: Before registering for EDUC 315 Professional Preparation and Field Study II - High School or EDUC 316 Professional Preparation and Field Study II - Middle School, students must have completed ten (10) of the eleven (11) Biology core requirements (all courses, except for BIOL 407 Methods in Biological Research II or BIOL 496 Internship in Biology) and five (5) of the six (6) Biology Secondary Teaching Program requirements; those remaining courses may be taken concurrently. Before enrolling in EDUC 410-11 Student Teaching Seminar and Practicum I-II High School or EDUC 414-15 Student Teaching Practicum and Seminar I-II Middle School, students must have completed all courses in the major and EDUC 315 or EDUC 316.