Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education


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Students who wish to teach middle or high school Biology in the secondary schools (7-12) will find this degree essential. Firmly grounded in Biology, with significant work in teacher preparation through the highly acclaimed NAUTeach science and mathematics teacher certification program, the plan establishes the professional conduit for teaching this exciting subject.

This program is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA).

This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education - Biology?

Create the middle or high school biology classroom of the future. In this degree plan, you'll learn how to get students involved in learning about the complicated concepts they need to understand to succeed. This degree will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to be a secondary education teacher with comprehensive expertise in life sciences. Because of your knowledge, your students will tackle the environmental, health, and ecological challenges that lie ahead.

You'll also have the opportunity to complete fieldwork, laboratory exercises, and practicum experiences for your professional preparation. You'll learn advanced approaches to teaching and curriculum in a rigorous, diverse, and collaborative inquiry-based atmosphere. Earning this degree will help you move forward in your teaching career as well as enhance your students' educational experience.

Note: If you want to major in Secondary Education - Biology, you must apply and be accepted to the NAU Professional Education Program's teacher education program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Secondary biology or life science teacher
  • Science department chair

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Curriculum specialist
  • School administrator
  • Superintendent

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Candidates in this program are required to demonstrate content knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and skills, professional knowledge, and professional dispositions to be eligible to enter student teaching or internship placements. Content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge or skills, professional dispositions are demonstrated through candidate performance on key assessments embedded in the following course(s):

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA 2.5
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 125
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Fieldwork Experience/Internship Optional
Student Teaching/Supervised Teaching Required
University Honors Program Optional
AZ Transfer Students complete AGEC-A Recommended
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Purpose Statement
 
The NAUTeach program is a challenging undergraduate course of study solely designed to prepare mathematics and science teachers for grades 6-12. The program emphasizes the pre-service teacher’s ability to develop research-based pedagogy through a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) focused, field intensive, rigorous curriculum. This allows undergraduate students to be highly supported by faculty who specialize in mathematics and science education research and Master Teachers that have years of professional classroom experience. Our program is designed for students with strong skills in mathematics or science seeking certification to teach biology, chemistry, physics, Earth sciences, general science, or mathematics at the secondary level.
 
The NAUTeach program, modeled after the successful UTeach program at the University of Texas, provides opportunities for you to:

Student Learning Outcomes

Outcomes align with Standards from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, the National Science Teachers Association, and the Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education


Details

Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Teacher Preparation
General Electives
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

Department of Biological Sciences

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education


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