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Biology with Teacher Licensure

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Combine your love of life science with your passion for teaching with a degree in biology with teacher licensure. 

UAFS’s Bachelor of Science in biology with teacher licensure (grades 7-12) program provides an in-depth life sciences curriculum taught by accomplished faculty. The teacher licensure portion of the program blends advanced theory with hands-on experience to ensure you are prepared to lead your classroom upon graduation. 
 

What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a teacher licensure?

Earning your B.S. in biology with teacher licensure prepares you for a rewarding and challenging career as a life science educator. You'll have the foundational skills and knowledge necessary to be a middle school/high school science teacher.
 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for high school teachers is expected to keep pace with the general economy well through 2029. Combine this expected growth with 2020 annual median salaries in the $58,550-$62,870 range, and you can see why so many choose to enter this rewarding career field.

Format

On Campus

 

Credit Hours

120

 

Minors

This 11-hour program is designed for those who seek a basic understanding of biology. It provides a basis for advanced study. Course work includes Introduction to Cell Biology, Introduction to Organismal Biology, and General Biology, Microbiology, Zoology with accompanying laboratory courses. 
 

Application Procedure

There is a separate application process for biology with teacher licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application for admission to the teacher education program.

Students who complete the Biology program will be able to:
  • Understand and apply scientific knowledge/concepts 
  • Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
  • Communicate effectively to a scientific as well as non-scientific audience

CAEP Accreditation

CAEP Accreditation LogoThis program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

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