What will I learn?

The Department of Secondary Education and the Department of Biology jointly offer a program for students who plan to teach biology in grades 7 through 12. Additional information may be obtained from the Department of Secondary Education or the Department of Biology. Adolescence education (grades 7-12) and special subject programs are writing intensive. Students should consult a counselor as early as possible to plan their program.

This program is writing intensive.

To enroll in any of the following courses--Biology 1002, 2002 or 2002W, and 3004--students must have completed the appropriate pre-or co-requisite courses with a grade of C- or better. A student with a grade of D+ or lower in any biology course applied toward fulfillment of department requirements must repeat the course until the grade of C- or higher is earned, or offer another course of equal or higher rank. Any substitution of courses must be approved by the chairperson or deputy chair for advising. At least one course taken must be a writing intensive (W) course offered by the Department of Biology. Students who completed Biology 1080 and 1081 before fall 2010 may substitute them for Biology 1001 and 1002 in all degree requirements.

Which department am I in?

School of Education

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $620 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Education

2111 James Hall,


New York,

11210, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshman applicants are students that never attended any post-secondary institution after graduating from secondary school. Secondary School Academic Average: 88.5, Mean SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math): 26 + 530; ACT: 26. English language requirements: Internet-Based TOEFL: 61, Paper-Based TOEFL: 500, IELTS Academic Level: 6, Pearson Academic: 44.

For international students

Students must have graduated from secondary school.

Brooklyn College accepts TOEFL (Internet based): 61; Paper-based TOEFL: 500; IELTS Academic Level: 6; Pearson Academic: 44.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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