The Biology for Secondary Teachers Option gives high-quality academic preparation to students who wish to become Colorado licensed grades 7-12 science teachers. This option is extremely demanding and requires careful planning and advising. Students choosing this option should consult a Biology Department advisor as early as possible in their careers, and should read the Teacher Education section of this catalog, for the steps and requirements for applying to the Teacher Education Licensure Program.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY - BIOLOGY FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS OPTION:
Note: Admission to Teacher Education required for all 300- and 400-level education courses.
Free Electives (variable)
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120-126**
** Students may complete this degree within the 126-credit maximum, but to do so they must use courses from the major to complete certain General Education requirements (e.g., ED 222, Chem 150, Bio 112, and Math 201). Using these courses to meet both major and Gen Ed requirements enables the student to complete within the 126-credit limit.
Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.
Note: Some special grade and GPA requirements exist for admission to the Teacher Education Licensure Program and permission to student teach. See Teacher Education section for information.