What You Will Learn
The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education for teacher licensure in Life Science is housed within the College of Education with many of the courses will taken from the College of Natural and Health Sciences. The curriculum provides a strong emphasis on Biology while also exposing students to studies in various other science fields. Advanced work through teaching internships are required for the program to achieve the licensure requirements in grades 4 through 12.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Class management theories & skills to function in a public school classroom.
- Understanding the important life science concepts, ideas, and applications through studying diversity, ecology, heredity, and evolution
- Designing, interpreting, and presenting a valid biology experiment.
- Demonstrating proficiency in the application of laboratory skills as well as safety procedures.
- Recognition of learning styles and development of scientific knowledge through inquiry.
- Developing lesson plans for teaching all students science, including the areas of nature and context of science inquiry.
- Continuous improvement of science content and pedagogy.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
While this program is primarily geared toward those who wish to teach at the junior
or senior high level, opportunities may also exist within other realms of public education
and private tutoring to adults and/or children. Furthermore, the overall emphasis
on fields of Life Science prepares graduates for positions that vary from research
and laboratory work, to application of biological knowledge in a corporate settings.
Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in environmental
protection, community development, and civic awareness.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Life Science Education Degree?
For more information about the Life Science Education degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Education catalog.
If you would like to speak to a faculty member about this program, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Bowman.