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

  • Ask your Admissions Counselor about how a biology major and this certification can help prepare you to continue on for a Master of Education

Course Requirements

SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE COURSES

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 301 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 382 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading in the Content Area 3
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 406 Teaching Secondary Education in Math/Science w/Field Experience (110 hrs) 3
Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3

Please check the State Authorizations page to determine if Eastern University’s program fulfills your state credentialing requirements. Students who seek similar credentialing in states other than Pennsylvania are advised to contact the appropriate credentialing agency within their home state to seek information and additional guidance about credentialing in your state of residence. Additional state or local district requirements may exist for field placements in this state. Out-of-state student placements cannot be guaranteed by the program or the College of Education. Students are responsible for following all state and local district requirements and regulations for their field placement.