Life Science

Life Science

This licensure area is designed for those looking to teach students in grades 9–12 in the life sciences.  You will complete the courses required for a major in Biology as well as the courses required for licensure.

The course sequence consists of courses in education, biology and selected courses in chemistry and physics.

Supporting Courses

  • PSYC 1001 General Psychology
  • PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology

Courses in Subject Area

  • BIOL 1710 Foundations of Biology I
  • BIOL 1720 Foundations of Biology II
  • BIOL 2710 Foundations of Biology III
  • BIOL 3100 Plant Biology
  • BIOL 3120 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOL 3140 Comparative Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 3210 Biology of Microorganisms OR BIOL 2200 Introduction to Microbiology
  • Statistics


Additional Courses required for the Biology major:

  • BIOL 4850 Senior Seminar
  • 4 credits of BIOL at the 4000 level
  • CHEM 1110 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 1120 General Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2010 Organic Chemistry I
  • Statistics


Required Education Courses

  • EDUC 3752 Special Methods: Senior High Science
  • EDUC 3912 Student Teaching Secondary


To add a Middle Level General Science Endorsement (Grades 5-8), the following courses
are required:

  • EDUC 3742 Special Methods: Middle Level Science
  • EDUC 3910 Student Teaching and Seminar: Middle Level
  • PHYS 1040 Astronomy
  • PHYS 1080 Physics for the Health Sciences I
  • PHYS 1090 Physics for the Health Sciences II