Four-Year Degree Plan for Major in Education - Secondary Biology

Note that this is a sample four-year plan. There are other course sequences that will allow a student to graduate within four years as long as prerequisite courses are taken in the proper sequence. This sample plan does not guarantee course availability, and adjustments to students’ plans may be necessary if they are unable to take specific courses during specific semesters. Students who are placed into lower level FYW, MAT or other prerequisite courses will need to adjust their four-year plans accordingly. Similarly, students who bring in Advanced Placement, Dual Enrollment or transfer credit for courses will need to adjust their four-year plans. A minimum of a 2.5 GPA overall and a 3.0 in the major is required for graduation. In addition to major requirements, all components of the Baccalaureate Experience must be completed in order to successfully graduate.

Degree Requirements

First (Freshman) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 200Foundations of American Education

4

BIO 203Biological Diversity

4

MAT 170Precalculus

4

FYW 101Writing and Inquiry

4

GTW 101Gateways

1

or

HON 101Pathways to Honors 1

1

Total Credit Hours:17

First (Freshman) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 206Human Development and Learning

4

BIO 204Biological Unity

4

Social Sciences (IG)

4

GTW 102Gateways II

1

or

HON 102Pathways to Honors 2

1

Humanities (not Theatre)

4

Total Credit Hours:17

Second (Sophomore) Year - Fall Semester

THR 214Fine Arts and Brain Compatible Learning Environments

4

CHE 152General Chemistry I

3

CHE 153LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory

1

EDU 210Technology in Education I

2

Social Sciences (NW)

4

AWR 201Writing and Research

4

Total Credit Hours:18

Second (Sophomore) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 207Philosophy of Education and Teacher Learner Relationships

4

EDU 212Human Exceptionalities

4

EDU 208Secondary Research Methods

2

Social Sciences (NW)

3

or

Social Sciences (IG)

3

CHE 154General Chemistry II

3

CHE 155LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Third (Junior) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 325Secondary Classroom Assessment

4

EDU 335Secondary Classroom Management

4

EDU 345Methods of Secondary Instruction

4

BIO 300General Genetics

4

or

BIO 320Molecular Genetics

4

EDU 309Practicum (with Seminar) I (ESOL-infused course)

1

Total Credit Hours:17

Third (Junior) Year - Spring Semester

THR 260Creative Dramatics

3

EDU 306Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (ESOL-infused course)

4

BIO 228Biology of Plants

4

or

MAR 327Marine Botany

4

EDU 317Diversity and Ethics (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 354Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages I-Secondary (TESOL I)

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Fourth (Senior) Year - Fall Semester

EDU 310Teaching Science in the Secondary School (ESOL-infused course)

4

EDU 403Technology in Education II

2

EDU 409Practicum (with Seminar) III

2-4

EDU 481Comprehensive Subject Area Competency and Skills (SACS)

0

BIO 212Ecology

4

or

MAR 222Marine Ecology

4

One of the following:

BIO 307Microbiology

4

BIO 330General Physiology

4

BIO 350Cell Biology

4

BIO 360Immunology

4

BIO 370Molecular Biology

4

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth (Senior) Year - Spring Semester

EDU 410Final Internship Seminar IV

2

EDU 413Final Internship Practicum IV

10

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 132