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 (30 CREDITS)

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 408 Education Seminar w/Field Experience (110 hrs) 3

BIOLOGY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (7 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
PHYS   4
MATH   3

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3