2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Nov 28, 2021  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Licensure in Secondary Education 9-12, Biology Specialty Area


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Program Requirements

Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Overall minimum GPA of 2.5 on 4.0 scale for all undergraduate work or minimum 2.75 on 4.0 scale in last 60 hours of study which may include no more than 12 hours graduate study.

Professional Education Core Courses: 18 Credits


  • EDUC 210
  • EDUC 211
  • EDUC 310
  • EDUC 330
  • EDUC 331
  • SPED 320

Secondary Education Major Core: 23 Credits


READ 320 And EDUC 421 And EDUC 450 And choose section of EDUC 460 based on specialty areas: EDUC 460 And EDUC 480 And EDUC 490. READ 320, EDUC 421, EDUC 450, and EDUC 460 may not be taken until student is admitted to Teacher Education. EDUC 480 and EDUC 490 may not be taken until student is admitted to Clinical Experience (Student Teaching) and must be taken during last and final semester.

Specialty Area Requirements: 51 Credits


  • BIOL 200
  • BIOL 320
  • BIOL 330
  • BIOL 350
  • BIOL 499
  • BOTN 210
  • CHEM 141
  • CHEM 142
  • CHEM 161
  • CHEM 162
  • GEOL 311
  • MATH 130 or MATH 131
  • PHYS 111
  • ZOOL 200
  • ZOOL 310
  • one additional science course

Core Academic Skills for Educators Test Requirement


Required for students with less than 2.7 Undergraduate GPA.
PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators: Reading (5712)—Score 156
PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators: Writing (5722)—Score 162
PRAXIS Core Academic Skills for Educators: Mathematics (5732)—Score 150 or a composite score of 468

PRAXIS II Requirement


PRAXIS II Test: 5235/0235 Biology: Content Knowledge—Score 150
And PRAXIS II Test: 5624/0624 Principles of Learning and Teaching: Grades 7-12—Score 157

Total Credit Hours: 92


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