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Biology Major for Teacher Certification (B.S.)

USA

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What will I learn?

This program is restricted to students seeking teaching certification in biology.

Required Foundation Courses (43 cr.)

CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I Lecture (GE4) 4 cr.
CHEM 111L - General Chemistry I Lab (GE4) 1 cr.
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II Lecture 4 cr.
CHEM 112L - General Chemistry II Lab 1 cr.
CHEM 230 - Organic Chemistry I Lecture 4 cr.
CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 cr.
CS 160 - Microcomputer Software 3 cr.
RPW 304 - Technical Report Writing 3 cr.
MATH 132B - Statistical Methods: Biostatistics (GE3) 4 cr.
PHYS 106A - Earth & Space Science: Physical Geology (GE4) 4 cr.

One course from:

MATH 140 - Precalculus (GE3) 4 cr.
MATH 161 - Calculus I (GE3) 4 cr.

One of the following two-course sequences in Physics:

PHYS 111 - General Physics I (GE4) 4 cr.
PHYS 111L - General Physics I Lab (GE4) 1 cr.
PHYS 112 - General Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 112L - General Physics II Lab 1 cr.

Or

PHYS 211 - Analytical Physics I (GE4) 4 cr.
PHYS 211L - Introductory Physics I Lab (GE4) 1 cr.
PHYS 212 - Analytical Physics II 4 cr.
PHYS 212L - Introductory Physics II Lab 1 cr.

Major Required Courses (42 cr.)

BIOL 181 - Intro to Ecology, Evolution, Diversity 3 cr.
BIOL 181L - Ecology, Evolution, Diversity Lab 1 cr.
BIOL 182 - Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 182L - Cell and Molecular Biology Lab 1 cr.
BIOL 232 - Physiology & Anatomy I 4 cr.
BIOL 233 - Physiology & Anatomy II 3 cr.
BIOL 260 - Genetics 4 cr.
BIOL 291 - Developing Professionals in Biology 1 cr.
BIOL 331 - Microbiology 4 cr.
BIOL 352 - Evolution 3 cr.
BIOL 360 - Cell Biology 4 cr.
BIOL 370 - Developmental Biology 4 cr.
BIOL 380 - Ecology 4 cr.
BIOL 491 - Undergraduate Seminar Biology 1 cr.

Two courses from:

BIOL 211 - Botany 3 cr.
BIOL 212 - Zoology 3 cr.
BIOL 213 - Microbe Diversity 3 cr.

Required Education Courses

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education program and complete an approved minor and secondary education professional studies courses as well as the course listed below.

TEMS 311 - Teaching Science in Mid/Sec Schools 3 cr.

Which department am I in?

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

15 March 2023

Start date

9 January 2023, 8 May 2023

Venue

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Saginaw Valley State University,

Pioneer Hall 236, 7400 Bay Road,

UNIVERSITY CENTER,

Michigan,

48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA 2.50.

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

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

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