Program Contact: Dr. Wayne Brinda
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Do you want to be a biology teacher? Our biology education major will help you get there. Our program will prepare you to teach you own classroom full of budding biologists.
As a biology education major, you will take all the necessary education and biology courses to prepare you to lead your own classroom. But, it won't be all classroom work. You'll also get a chance to student teach in a middle school or high school.
When you graduate, you'll be prepared to earn your teacher certification. Most of the students in our program seek teacher certification in Pennsylvania or New York.
What you can do with a degree in Biology Education.Suggested 4-year plan of study
Total Credits for Major: 126 (includes general education requirements)
You need to formally apply to be admitted to the teacher certification program after you complete 48 credits.
Requirements for admission include successfully passing the appropriate basic skills assessments, maintaining a 3.0 overall GPA and receiving no lower than a C- in any course required in the major. Three letters of recommendation as well as a Career Goals Statement are part of the application process. Admission to the program does not guarantee certification but the program is designed to help teacher candidates meet the Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements.
For more information about admission requirements, please see the Teacher Education website
Dr. Donna Dombek
Director of Education Program, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Level Education
151 Swarts Hall
Dr. Wayne Brinda
Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Education
150 Swarts Hall
It's easy to apply online or print and mail your form.
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