May 14, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major, B.A. with Secondary Science Teacher Licensure Concentration


Biology Major, B.A. with Secondary Science Teacher Licensure Concentration

Candidates who wish to obtain Colorado teacher licensure for Secondary Science Education with a major in Biology must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Included in the requirements for the Biology major with a concentration in Secondary Science teaching is a core curriculum designed to ensure that the Biology education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the Science content area examination. The core curriculum adds a firm foundation in Physics, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado Academic Standards in Science are strongly emphasized in the curriculum. Science Licensure candidates must declare their major with the appropriate concentration in Secondary Science Licensure.

Required General Studies Courses


The specific required courses below are required for secondary science teacher licensure and must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

  • Students must satisfy the Written Communication general studies requirement.
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4
  • General Studies Arts and Humanities (6 credits)*
  • General Studies Historical (3 credits)*
  • General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences (met by additional science content area courses)
  • General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences (met in licensure sequence by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150)
  • * Included in General Studies courses, students must select one that satisfies the Global Diversity requirement.

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    Required General Studies total credits: 22

Biology Major Core Courses


All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Additional Content Courses for Secondary Science Licensure


The following content courses are required for secondary science teacher licensure.  All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better.

Foundation and Methods Courses for Secondary Education


All the courses in this area are required for Secondary Science Licensure. Some course pairs must be taken together; please see an advisor in the School of Education for more detail on recommended sequence. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. You should complete your General Studies and at least half of your major and additional content area courses before beginning Teacher Education courses.

Summary of Requirements


Required General Studies 22 credits
Biology Major 38 credits
Additional Content for Secondary Science Licensure 30 credits
Foundation and Methods Courses for Secondary Education 36 credits
Biology Major, B.A. with Secondary Science Teacher Licensure Concentration 126 credits