Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Biology Education - S0050

120 Credits

As a high school biology teacher you will help young people learn about the fascinating world of biology, inspiring interest in a field that will dramatically affect our lives in the 21st century. Engage your students as they become immersed in an experiment or amazed at a new concept. Teaching is truly a meaningful career, and science teaching is especially important as the foundation of a world-class education.

Requirements for graduation from the Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Biology Education are:

  1. Satisfactory completion of all three (3) parts of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam (FTCE).

  2. Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of not less than a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale in all courses attempted (including transfer hours, but, excluding college preparatory courses) and in all courses attempted at Indian River State College.

  3. Successful completion of Student Teaching (MAE 4945, EEX 4940, EDE 4940, or SCE 4941).

  4. All Baccalaureate Education majors must achieve a grade of "C" or better in all content area courses within their declared Program of Study. Content area courses are science courses for Secondary Biology Education majors. Thus, a grade of "C" or higher is required for MCB 2010, MCB 2010L, BOT 3015, PCB 3063, PCB 3063L, PCB 3674, PCB 4043 and PCB 4043L.

General Education Requirements for additional requirements.

Also required: Completion of all lower-division state-mandated common prerequisites including the Education prerequisite: EDF 2005.

Transfer from Associate Degree: 24 credits

General Education Requirement: 36 credits

Major Concentration Courses: 60 credits

Degree Requirements

Major Concentration (60 credits)

BOT 3015Plant Biology

3 credits

EDF 3214Human Development and Learning

3 credits

EDF 4430Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment

3 credits

EDG 3343Instructional Strategies

3 credits

EDG 4410Classroom Management and Communication

3 credits

EME 3410Integrating Technology in the Classroom

3 credits

MCB 2010Microbiology for Health Sciences

3 credits

MCB 2010LMicrobiology Lab for Health Sciences

1 credit

PCB 3063Introduction to Genetics

3 credits

PCB 3063LIntroduction to Genetics Laboratory

1 credit

PCB 3674Evolutionary Biology

3 credits

PCB 4043General Ecology

3 credits

PCB 4043LGeneral Ecology Laboratory

1 credit

RED 3360Teaching Reading in Middle/Secondary Schools

3 credits

SCE 3360Middle School/Secondary Science Methods

3 credits

SCE 3905Science through Tutoring

3 credits

SCE 3940Teaching Middle School Science Practicum

1 credit

SCE 4942Teaching Secondary Science Practicum

1 credit

SCE 4943Seminar in Science Teaching

3 credits

TSL 3080ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices

3 credits

SCE 4941Student Teaching in Science

10 credits