Biology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Science in Education

Offered by Department of Biology

General Studies
Foundational Requirement (LOPERs 1-4)12
LOPER 2: Writing Skills
Introduction to Academic Writing
LOPER 3: Oral Communication Skills
Fundamentals of Speech Communication
LOPER 4: Mathematics, Statistics, and Quantitative Reasoning
College Algebra 1
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)13
Loper 7: Social Science
Introduction to American Politics
LOPER 8: Natural Science
Earth Science
Dispositional Requirements: (LOPERs 9-10) 26
LOPER 10: Respect for Human Diversity
Teaching in a Democratic Society
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
Program Specific Requirements3
Special Topics in Academic Writing and Research
Professional Sequence 325
Management and Assessment in K-12/Secondary Classrooms
Field Experience in Secondary Classroom
Complete all required course47
Unrestricted Electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum14
Total Credit Hours120

A minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all courses counting toward this endorsement.


Biology Subject Endorsement Core Requirements
BIOL 105Biology I4
BIOL 106Biology II4
BIOL 231Research Methods I3
BIOL 359Evolution3
BIOL 305BioStatistics3
BIOL 307Ecology3
BIOL 360Genetics4
Take 2 hours from2
Seminar in Biology
Research Methods IIA
Research Methods IIB
BIOL 471Methods in Secondary Science Teaching3
Biology Option Supporting Course Requirements
Earth Science
Fulfilled by General Studies requirements0
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
and General Chemistry Laboratory
MATH 103Plane Trigonometry3
Fulfilled by Biology Subject Endorsement Core requirements0
Select one of the following:4
Advanced Physical Science
General Physics I
and Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I (Calculus)
and General Physics I (Calculus) Laboratory
Counseling Skills3
Counseling Skills
Total Credit Hours47

Students with sufficient preparation may enter the mathematics program at a higher level. Students are required to take a LOPERs 4: Mathematics, Statistical, and Quantitative Reasoning course regardless of entry level.


Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


Students must apply for admission to all Teacher Education programs.