College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences

2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Secondary Education - Biology, Bachelor of Science in Education

Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO 181 Unity Of Life I: Life Of The Cell 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
2. BIO 181L Unity Of Life I Laboratory 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
3. CHM 151 General Chemistry I 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
4. CHM 151L General Chemistry I Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
5. MAT 125 or MAT 136 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may satisfy a Liberal Studies requirement: Math Foundation.
6. TSM 101 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches To Teaching 1
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Initiate the Professional Education Program application.
Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO 182 Unity Of Life II: Lives Of Multicellular Organisms 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
2. BIO 182L Unity Of Life II Laboratory 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
3. CHM 152 General Chemistry II 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
4. CHM 152L General Chemistry II Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
5. TSM 102 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design 1
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
6. Foundation English 4
Grade Required: GRADE OF "B" OR BETTER
7. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details. PSY 101 - Intro to Psychology is recommended

Year 2

Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO 240 Genetics And Evolution 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. PHY 111 General Physics I 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
3. TSM 303 Knowing And Learning In Science 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
4. CHM 230 Fundamental Organic Chemistry 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
5. CHM 230L Fundamental Organic Chemistry Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
6. STA 270 Applied Statistics 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: Course may be deleted if not needed. See academic catalog for details. This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO 344 Cellular And Molecular Biology 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. TSM 350 Classroom Interactions 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: In order to be approved for student teaching, complete TSM 350, TSM 404 & TSM 450, earning a grade of B or better in two of the three courses courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course.
3. BIO 205, BIO 226, or BIO 325 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
4. BIO 205L, BIO 226L, or BIO 325L 1
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
5. ESE 330 Principles and Strategies for Teaching Adolescents with Exceptionalities 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Social & Political Worlds.
6. Secondary Education - Biology major elective 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: Major electives include 12 units of coursework. If selecting a non-three unit course, major electives may need to be added or deleted in your planner. Some lectures have required lab components. There are also some restrictions for course selection. See academic catalog and Advisement Report for details.
Complete Professional Education Program admission requirements.

Year 3

Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO 201 or BIO 325 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: If selecting BIO 201/L, BIO 202/L is strongly recommended for a major elective.
2. BIO 201L or BIO 325L 1
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. TSM 360 Perspectives On Science 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Aesthetic & Humanistic Inquiry.
4. TSM 404 Research Methods 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: In order to be approved for student teaching, complete TSM 350, TSM 404 & TSM 450, earning a grade of B or better in two of the three courses courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course.
5. BIO 365W Writing In The Biological Sciences 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
6. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
Course Description Units Notes
1. BIO 435C Advanced Evolutionary Theory 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. BME 437 Structured English Immersion Methods For Secondary School 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. GLG 101 Physical Geology 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
4. GLG 103 Physical Geology Lab 1 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
5. Botany Elective 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
6. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
Attempt AEPA Biology Subject Knowledge Test. Submit Student Teaching application.

Year 4

Course Description Units Notes
1. TSM 450 Project-Based Instruction 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: In order to be approved for student teaching, complete TSM 350, TSM 404 & TSM 450, earning a grade of B or better in two of the three courses courses and earning a C or better in the remaining course.
2. Secondary Education - Biology major elective 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: Major electives include 12 units of coursework. If selecting a non-three unit course, major electives may need to be added or deleted in your planner. Some lectures have required lab components. There are also some restrictions for course selection. See academic catalog and Advisement Report for details.
3. Secondary Education - Biology major elective 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: Major electives include 12 units of coursework. If selecting a non-three unit course, major electives may need to be added or deleted in your planner. Some lectures have required lab components. There are also some restrictions for course selection. See academic catalog and Advisement Report for details.
4. Secondary Education - Biology major elective 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: Major electives include 12 units of coursework. If selecting a non-three unit course, major electives may need to be added or deleted in your planner. Some lectures have required lab components. There are also some restrictions for course selection. See academic catalog and Advisement Report for details.
5. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
Course Description Units Notes
1. TSM 495C Apprentice Teaching 12
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. TSM 496 Apprentice Teaching Seminar 1
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER

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