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Biology with Initial Teacher Licensure Concentration

Students within our biology major can pursue initial licensure as high school biology teachers. This program provides students with both a broad introduction to high school teaching and specific instruction in the theory, research and practice of secondary science teaching.

The secondary education teaching licensure in biology program seeks to prepare outstanding educators with a strong foundation in biological content. Students engage in field-based experiences in the school setting supervised by our faculty through on-site pre-practicum experiences coupled with each teaching course and a formal teaching practicum as the capstone experience.

Requirements and Curriculum

Biology with Initial Teacher Licensure Concentration

Students interested in pursuing initial teacher licensure must apply for formal admission to the program. For information about undergraduate requirements in teacher preparation, see the section titled: Teacher Preparation Programs.

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High school biology teaching is a high-demand field seeking qualified, educated graduates. Our program is nationally accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and boasts graduates working in high schools throughout the region.

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