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Certification in Secondary Biology Education (7-12)

To be able to teach Biology in a Pennsylvania (PA) public secondary school, students need to declare a major in biology and the intent to pursue a Certification in Secondary Biology Education (7-12). In addition to completing requirements in their major, students need to fulfill the following requirements.

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credit

Secondary Education Core Courses (18 credits)

EDU 200*

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

3

EDU 201*

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDU 207

Child, Adolescent, and Educational Development

3

EDU 250*

Field Experience (Middle/High School)

3

EDU 403

Reading in the Content Area

3

EDU 409

Seminar for Secondary Education

3

Recommended Electives

EDU 417

Multicultural Education (required for the BA/M.Ed 5-year program)

3

BKIN 201

First Aid

3

Biology Certification Requirements (7 credits)

PHYS

4

MATH

3

Professional Semester (15 credits)

EDU 410

Student Teaching

12

EDU 420

Practicum

3

*At least 20 hours of required urban observation can occur in any of these three courses.

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