College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education

Four Year Progression Plan

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO181 Unity Of Life I: Cell Life 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying molecular and cellular principles of all life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only.. Course fee required. Prerequisites: high school algebra, biology, and chemistry.
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. BIO181L Unity Of Life I Lab 1
Description: Introduces experimental techniques in cellular and molecular biological sciences. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 181 or BIO 181H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. CHM151 General Chemistry I 4
Description: Fundamental chemistry principles presented at a level appropriate for preprofessional, science, and engineering majors, including students proceeding to CHM 235 and 238. Prerequisites: high school chemistry or CHM 100 plus intermediate algebra; recommended: CHM 151L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 114 w/ a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS 50+)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CHM151L General Chemistry I Lab 1
Description: Introduces important lab practices, stoichiometry, and the analysis of chemical unknowns. 2 hrs. lab including lecture time when appropriate. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre- or Corequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
MAT125 Precalculus Mathematics 4
Description: Concept of function; graphs; absolute value, linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions, systems of equations, analytic geometry. Please note that if you have credit in the previous courses MAT 112, MAT 120 or MAT 135, you may not receive credit for MAT 125. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 108 or MAT 110 with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 50+; MATHC 50+; PLACE 55+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
MAT136 Calculus I 4 MAT136 Notes
Description: Calculus of one variable; basic concepts, interpretations, techniques, and applications of differentiation and integration. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (MAT 125 or MAT 125H with a grade of C or better) or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 65+; MATHC 65+; PLACE 70+) or International Exchange Student Group
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: **** If MAT 136 or MAT 136H is complete, STA 270 is not required. The requirement is MAT 125 & STA 270 OR MAT 136 OR MAT 136H.
6. TSM101 Step 1 1
Description: Students explore the teaching profession through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in elementary classrooms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. NAU100 Transition To College 1
Description: Interactive course designed to facilitate student success through exploration of academic, navigation, and life skills, familiarize students with campus resources and services, and assist students in forming a support network. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO182 Unity/Life II: Multicellular 3
Description: Introductory course for biology majors. Emphasizes the unifying organismal principles of life on earth. 3 hrs. lecture. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 Corequisite: BIO 182L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. BIO182L Bio 182 Lab 1
Description: Hands on experience with concepts introduced in BIO 182. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: BIO 182 or 182H
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. CHM152 General Chemistry II 3
Description: Continuation of CHM 151. Recommended: CHM 152L. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. CHM152L General Chemistry II Lab 1
Description: Lab introduction to analytical chemistry, thermochemistry, pH and buffers, chemical kinetics, and spectrophotometry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and (CHM 130 or CHM 151) and Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHM 152
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. ENG105 Critical Read/Writng In Univ 4
Description: Writing skills for completing university coursework. Fulfills the liberal studies requirement for English composition. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: ((English Placement Test Results (ACT 17+; Accuplacer WR 4-7; IELTS 6+; PLACE 30+; SATI 340+, TOEFL PB 525+/CB 193+/IB 70+)) or (Test Results (ACT < 7; AccuplacerWR < 4; PLACE 10; SATI < 340) and Corequisite: ENG 107))
Requirement Designation: Foundation Requirement
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
6. TSM102 Step 2 1
Description: Students explore the teaching professional through observations and teaching science or mathematics lessons in middle school classrooms. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TSM 101 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
7. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3 LIBSTCOURSE Notes
Notes: * PSY 101 - Intro to Psychology is recommended

Year 2

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO340 Genetics And Evolution 3
Description: Fundamental concepts of inheritance, including genetic and chromosomal character determination, and natural selection leading to population changes and speciation. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and BIO 182
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
2. PHY111 General Physics I 4
Description: First course in the two-semester, algebra-based, introductory physics sequence. Classical mechanics, heat, and sound. 3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite or Corequisite: MAT 125 or MAT 125H or higher
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. STA270 Applied Statistics 3 STA270 Notes
Description: Graphical and quantitative description of data; binomial, normal, and t distributions; one- and two-sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals; simple linear regression and correlation. Credit cannot be earned in both STA 270 and STA 275. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: NOT for Mathematics majors. (MAT 100 with a grade of P taken Fall 2013 or later) or (MAT 102X or MAT 108 or MAT 114 or higher w/ grade of C or better or Math Placement Test Results (ALEKS/MATHA 40+; MATHC 40+; PLACE 46+)).
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: **** If MAT 136 or MAT 136H is complete, STA 270 is not required. The requirement is MAT 125 & STA 270 OR MAT 136 OR MAT 136H.
4. TSM300 Knowing And Learning 3
Description: A multidisciplinary perspective focusing on what it means to learn and know science and mathematics. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: TSM 102 with a grade of C or better
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3
Apply to NAUTeach Program
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO344 Cellular And Molecular Biology 3
Description: Organization and function of biological molecules, cell diversity, cell structure and function, and cell interaction and differentiation. Recommended: BIO 340. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) and CHM 152L
Grade Required: Grade of "D" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 4 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Major electives include 18 units of coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. CHM230 Fundamental Organic Chemistry 3
Description: Introduces the chemistry of aliphatic, aromatic, and bio-organic compounds. For students needing only one semester of organic chemistry. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 130 or (CHM 151 and CHM 152)
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
4. CHM230L Fundmtl Organic Chemistry Lab 1
Description: Introduces basic principles of experimental organic chemistry. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: CHM 151L and Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHM 230
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
5. TSM350 Classroom Interactions 3 TSM350 Notes
Description: An exploration of the role of content, pedagogy, curriculum, and technology as they promote learning and impact equity. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program and TSM 300 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: + In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
6. LS/DIVCOURSE Liberal Studies/Diversity Course 3

Year 3

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO326 Ecology 3
Description: Introduces ecological principles, including the distribution and abundance of organisms, population dynamics, community organization, energy flow, and nutrient cycling. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 181 and BIO 182
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. BIO326L Ecology Lab 1
Description: Experimental analysis of plant and animal interactions within ecosystems, including community dynamics, ecological processes, and biotic inventories. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 326
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
3. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
BIO425C Animal Physiology 3
Description: Function and integration of animal tissues, organs, and organ systems in the maintenance of homeostasis. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: BIO 344 and CHM 130 and CHM 151L
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
BIO425L Animal Physiology Lab 1
Description: Lab experience in the study of animal tissues, organs, and organ systems. 3 hrs. lab. Letter grade only. Course fee required. Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIO 425C
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
BIO201 Human Anatomy/Physiology I 3 BIO201 Notes
Description: Integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and sensory systems in health and disease. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: (BIO 181 or BIO 181H) Corequisite: BIO 201L
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: *** If you take BIO 201/L, taking BIO 202/L for a major elective is strongly recommended.
BIO201L Bio 201 Lab 1
Description: Examines histology and human organ systems including integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Pre-or Corequisite: BIO 201
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. PHI359 Philosophy Of Science 3
Description: Analyzes the conceptual conditions required for doing science. Letter grade only.
Requirement Designation: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. BME200 Intro Struct English Immersion 3 BME200 Notes
Description: This course provides an introduction to teaching content in English to limited English proficient students in grades P-12 using appropriate approaches, methods, and techniques. Students will become familiar with the study of the philosophy and theory of Structured English Immersion and techniques, approaches, and strategies of Structured English Immersion in P-12 settings. Letter grade only.
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: + In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO435C Evolutionary Biology 3
Description: Evolution of organisms: including variation, natural selection, adaptation, population genetics, speciation, patterns and rates of evolution, phylogenetics, and the fossil record. Letter grade only. Prerequisite: BIO 240 or 340
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 3 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: *** Major electives include 15 units coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. GLG101 Physical Geology 3
Description: Fundamental physical aspects of the earth's crust; rocks and minerals, structures, landforms and their origin. Letter grade only.
Corequisite: GLG 103
Requirement Designation: Science and Applied Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
4. GLG103 Physical Geology Lab 1
Description: 3 hrs. lab plus field trips. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Corequisite: GLG 101 or GLG 101H
Requirement Designation: Lab Science
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
5. BME437 Sei Methods Secondary School 3 BME437 Notes
Description: This course is designed to prepare pre-service and in-service teachers to: assess the needs of secondary English Language Learners (ELL) and develop materials and effective teaching methods. This course contains an assessment that must be successfully completed in order to register for student teaching. Co-convenes with BME 537. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: + In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
6. TSM404 Research Methods 3 TSM404 Notes
Description: Students design, conduct, and present four inquiries using scientific and mathematical tools. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: + In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
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Year 4

Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 4 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Major electives include 18 units of coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
2. MAJORELECTIVE Major Elective 4 MAJORELECTIVE Notes
Grade Required: Grade of "C" or better
Notes: ** Major electives include 18 units of coursework. See catalog for a list of approved courses.
3. TSM450 Project-based Instruction 3 TSM450 Notes
Description: Students design, implement, and evaluate project-based curricula. Use of technology in instruction and observations of project-based learning are emphasized. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria in order to be recommended for apprentice teaching. Letter grade only. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: TSM 350 with a grade of C or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
Notes: + In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)
4. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
5. LIBSTCOURSE Liberal Studies Course 3
Submit graduation application this term.
Course # Course Description Units Notes
1. Choose one of the options below:
-Option A-
TSM495C Apprentice Teaching 12
Description: Students participate in teaching science and/or mathematics in the secondary schools as their capstone field experience. Contains assessments that must be successfully completed in order to earn an Institutional Recommendation for certification. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 12 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprentice or Student Teaching Corequisite: TSM 496C
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014
-Option B-
ECI495C Supervised Teaching: Secondary 12
Description: Directed teaching in secondary schools and secondary school content areas; directed and cooperative preparation, teaching, and evaluation; conferences on the theories, issues, and practices in cooperation with the classroom teacher and university supervisor. Candidates must satisfactorily complete the key assessment in this course to be eligible to complete the program. Pass-fail only. May be repeated for up to 24 units of credit. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: Student Teaching Milestone and (Secondary Education Milestone or ISTEP Student Group or SITE Student Group)
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
2. TSM496C Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1
Description: Students reflect on their apprentice teaching experiences and examine a contemporary critical issues in education. A teaching portfolio is produced as a synthesis of the Teacher Education program. This course contains signature assessments. It is not possible to pass the course without passing the signature assessments. All signature assessments must meet or exceed minimum criteria. Letter grade only.
Prerequisite: Admission to Apprenticeship or Student Teaching Corequisite: TSM 495C or TSM 595 or ECI 495C or ECI 595
Requirement Designation: Senior Capstone
Grade Required: Grade of "B" or better
Currently Scheduled: Fall 2014

University Requirements Specified by Major

University requirements includes 35 units of liberal studies and 6 units of diversity coursework. The courses listed below are required for the major, but may also be used to satisfy liberal studies and/or diversity. Know that if a course is used to satisfy more than one requirement it is only counted once in the cumulative totals. The sections that are blank can be satisfied with any course from the approved list of liberal studies or diversity.
Foundation Requirements:English (FNRQ:ENG) (4 units) ENG 105 (4)
Foundation Requirements:Math (FNRQ:MAT) (3 units) MAT 125 (4), MAT 136 (4)
Aesthetic and Humanistic Inquiry (AHI) (6 units) PHI 359 (3)
Social and Political Worlds (SPW) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Cultural Understanding (CU) (6 units) Student Choice (6)
Science/Applied Science (SAS/LAB) (7 units) CHM 151 (4), CHM 151L (1), CHM 152 (3)
Liberal Studies Elective (3 units) PHY 111 (4)
Diversity:U.S. Ethnic (DIV:ETHN) (3 units) Student Choice (3)
Diversity:Global (DIV:GLBL) (3 units) Student Choice (3)

Program Information

PROGRAM INFORMATION

A minimum of 120 units are required for this degree. Notice this 8 term plan has 121- 124 units. A grade of C or better is required for the 40 units of biology and major electives.
Recitations are available and strongly encouraged for BIO 181, BIO 182, CHM 151, CHM 152, CHM 230 & PHY 111; however they are not required.

* PSY 101 (SPW) recommended

** Major Electives include 15 units from the following:

  • Botany Course Options: at least 3 units from BIO 284, 374, 410, 414, 415, 426C, 426L, 431, 517, 536, and 570
  • 12 units of additional coursework to complete 40 units in the major. The following rules apply to course selection:
  • Inclusions: Any BIO course not excluded or limited below.
    • Exclusions: BIO 100, 100L, 310, and BIO recitation (-R) courses
    • Limitations:
      • up to 3 units of BIO 300
      • up to 6 units from BIO 408, 485, 497, and 498
      • up to 6 units from FOR 403, 404, and 405 and CHM 360 or 461

*** If you take BIO 201/L, taking BIO 202/L for a major elective is strongly recommended.

**** If MAT 136 or MAT 136H is complete, STA 270 is not required. The requirement is MAT 125 & STA 270 OR MAT 136 OR MAT 136H.

+ In order to be approved for student teaching, you must complete these five courses, earning a grade of B or better in four of the five courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course (TSM 350, 404, 450, BME 300 & 437)

NAUTeach Program Admission:
In order to take NAUTeach courses beyond TSM 300, you must apply for, and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program . Program acceptance is required before enrolling in TSM 350. Admission requirements are as follows:
  • Completion of TSM 101 and 102 with a grade of C or better.
  • Enrollment in TSM 300 Knowing and Learning.
  • Copy of fingerprint clearance card OR verification of application for fingerprint card.
  • Completion of 30 units of coursework which includes:
    • a grade of at least B for the English foundation requirement (ENG 105 or ENG 101 & 102). If you don’t receive a 3.0, you may complete an additional English writing course, at the 200 level or above, with at least a B, to meet this requirement.
    • a grade of at least C for the Mathematics foundation requirement (MAT 125, 136, or equivalent).
    • completion of at least three units of content major work.
  • A minimum grade point average of 2.5 in all content major course work.
  • A declared science or mathematics B.S.Ed. major.
You must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate.
See catalog for additional information regarding application for Apprentice Teaching.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Maureen Fray
Academic Advisor
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-2880
Maureen.Fray@nau.edu
http://cefns.nau.edu/Academic/Biology/


Debbie Wildermuth
Academic Services Coordinator
College of Engineering, Forestry & Natural Sciences
Building 21, Room 132
Phone: 928-523-3842
EMAIL: cefnsacademic@nau.edu

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. 

For a full description of degree requirements, review the Academic Catalog.  To determine what requirements you may have already met through transfer credits, AP/IB courses, or test credits review your Academic Requirements, advisement report.

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require appropriate placement scores in Mathematics and English.  If you do not have the appropriate placement or prerequisite courses, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan. 

Not all classes are offered every term so use caution when changing the sequencing of courses.

For further clarification, refer to the catalog (link provided at the top of this page) or speak with an academic advisor.