Biology Education 7-12 - BS


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    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


     

     

    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

    Armstrong Donna

    Dr. Donna Dombek

    dma18@pitt.edu

    Director of Education Program, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Early Level Education

    814-362-7617

    151 Swarts Hall


    Brinda Wayne

    Dr. Wayne Brinda

    wjb27@pitt.edu

    Associate Professor of Education and Coordinator of Secondary Education

    814-362-7532

    150 Swarts Hall


    Chitiyo, Jonathan

    Dr. Jonathan Chitiyo

    chitiyoj@pitt.edu

    Assistant Professor of Special Education

    814-362-5153

    149 Swarts Hall


    These are just some of the positions our recent graduates have.

    Job:
    • Teacher at Huntington Learning Center in Newtown Square, PA