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2012 - 2013 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology Major - Biology for Secondary Teachers Option


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The Biology for Secondary Education option is designed to prepare students to teach in secondary schools. To obtain requirements for teacher certification, please contact the Teacher Education Department.

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 Licensure Program  section of this catalog, for the steps and requirements for applying to the Teacher Education Licensure Program and requirements for completing the program.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN BIOLOGY - BIOLOGY FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS OPTION:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Specific Departments Requirements - Credits: 38


Subtotal Auxiliary Requirements - Credits: 36


Total Major Requirements - Credits: 74


Subtotal Education Requirements - Credits: 39


Note: Admission to Teacher Education required for all 400-level education courses.

Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 138**


Note: Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.

Note: The following courses require a grade of C- or better for continued progression through the degree program: BIO 112 , BIO 113 , BIO 206 , BIO 207 , BIO 260 .

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.

** Students may complete this degree within the 138-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 138-credit limit.

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