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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 7 CHEM 105

0

Subtotal   29-33
Requirements in Major  

65-66

BIOL 202 Freshman Symposium in Biology

0

 
BIOL 203 Principles of Biology Laboratory

1

 
BIOL 204 Principles of Biology

3

 
BIOL 205 General Botany

4

 
BIOL 206 General Zoology

4

 
BIOL 300 Scientific Process in Biology

4

 
BIOL 307 Human Anatomy

4

 
BIOL 308 Human Physiology

4

 
BIOL 310 Microbiology

4

 
BIOL 317 Genetics

4

 
BIOL 480 Integration of Biological Principles

3

 
BIOL 491 Departmental Seminar

0

 
BIOL 492 Departmental Seminar  
 
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 515 Environmental Biology  
 
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I

4

 
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II

3

 
CHEM 108 General Chemistry II lab

 1

 
Any MATH (except 291 & 292 and any course used to satisfy the Quantitative Skills area.  Must be MATH 141 if MATH 150 not taken.) 

3-4

PHYS 201 General Physics I

4

 
PHYS 202 General Physics II

4

 
GEOL 110 Physical Geology

3

 
GEOL 113 Physical Geology lab

1

 
Professional Education Sequence  

30

EDUC 101** Developing Observation and Analysis Skills

1

 
EDUC 200** Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty

3

 
EDUC 220** Assessment to Meet Diverse Needs

2

 
EDUC 400** Internship I: Understanding Contextual Factors

1

 
EDUC 403 Internship II: Assessment and Instruction

10

 
EDUC 410** Education in a Democracy

2

 
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 203** Supporting the Student Identified as Gifted in the Gen Ed Classroom

1

EDCO 305** Technology in the Classroom

2

EDCO 306** Teaching Methods for the Inclusive Classroom

2

EDCO 350** Acad & Social Strategies for Establishing Inclusive Classroom Climate

3

EDCO 351** Establishing Positive Classroom Climate

1

 
SCIE 391 Principles of Teaching Science

3

 
SCIE 393 Princ of Teaching Science II

1

Foreign Language Requirement  

3-8

Total  

131-141

†Students completing the required program for the BS degree in Biology must demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language at or above the second semester college level. 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 maximum of one course may be applied to the Logic/Language/Semiotics Area.

**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 65-66 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.

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