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Bachelor of Science in Biology - Certification as Secondary School Teacher

Students desiring certification as teachers of biology should consult with the department's certification adviser and Student Academic Services in the Richard W. Riley College of Education for specific requirements for admission to the Teacher Education Program.

Bachelor of Science in Biology-Certification as Secondary School Teacher 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy                     

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
    WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
    CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing 

3

    Oral Communication Met in major with BIOL 480 0
    Technology Met in major with BIOL 300 & 480 0
    Intensive Writing Met in major with BIOL 300 0
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with another requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
    Global Perspectives See approved list;

3

    Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

    Social Science See approved list; must include 2 designators

3

  3 hours met in Education Sequence with EDUC 200  
    Humanities and Arts See approved list; must include 2 designators

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses)  
    Quantitative Skills See approved list 3-4
    Natural Science Met in major with BIOL 203/204 & CHEM 105

0

Subtotal   29-33
Requirements in Major  

60-64

BIOL 202 Freshman Symposium in Biology

0

BIOL 220/222 or 220/270 Principles of Cell & Molecular Biol & Labor SEA PHAGES lab

4-5

BIOL 221/223 or 221/271 Principles in Ecology, Evolution, & Biodiv & lab or SEA PHAGES Bioinfo

4-5

BIOL 300 Scientific Process in Biology

4

BIOL 307 Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

BIOL 316 or 317 Principles of Human Genetics, Genetics

3-4

BIOL 480 Integration of Biological Principles

3

BIOL 491, 492 Departmental Seminars

0

BIOL 513 Organic Evolution

3

 
Select one of the following BIOL courses:  

4

BIOL 304 Insect Field Studies  
BIOL 323 Tropical Watershed and Coastal Ecology  
BIOL 403 Ecology  
BIOL 510 Vertebrate Natural History  
BIOL 511 Ornithology  
BIOL eletives to total 42   2-5
 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 106/108 General Chemistry II & lab

4

MATH 101, 105, 141, 150, 151, 201, 341, or any MATH course with 201 as the pre-requisite

3-4

(The MATH course used to satisfy the Quantitative Skills area may not be counted here.)  Must be MATH 141 if MATH 150 not taken.)
PHYS 201 & 202 General Physics I & II

8

GEOL 110/113 Physical Geology & lab

4

 
Professional Education Sequence  

38

EDCO 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

EDCO 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

EDCO 201** Supporting the ENGL as Second Lang Student in the Gen Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 202** Supporting Exceptional 7 Gifted Learners in the General Ed Classroom 2
EDCO 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

EDCO 305** Technology in the Classroom 2
EDCO 350** Acad & Social Strategies for Establishing Inclusive Classroom Climate 3
EDCO 401 Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

EDCO 402 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

9

EDCO 410** Education in a Democracy

2

SCIE 390, 391 & 393 Intro to Teaching Science, Principles of Teaching Science, Seminar in Secondary Sci

5

READ 331**, 346** Foundations of Literacy, Content Area Read/Write

6

 
Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8^

Total  

135-145

^This requirement may be met by a satisfactory score on a recognized examination or by passing any foreign language course numbered 102 or any course with 102 as a prerequisite.

**A grade of C or better is required and may not be taken on the S/U basis.

In addition to the requirements for their major, students must meet requirements for the Teacher Education Program, which include the requirements for Admission to Teacher Education, Entry to the Professional Stage, and Program Completion. For information on these requirements, consult the Student Academic Services in the College of Education.

Passage of the PRAXIS II Series content area examinations is required prior to entry into the professional stage for all candidates in the teacher education program.  For the most current PRAXIS information required for test(s) in your content area, visit the South Carolina Department of Education website.

The student must attain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 or better in courses taken at Winthrop and a minimum of a 2.0 in the 60-64 hours of the required program. The student must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of BIOL courses in residence at Winthrop University. No more than 3 semester hours of credit may be awarded toward a degree in Biology for a student completing any combination of BIOL 461 and 463.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

Last Updated: 7/3/19