Teach Life Science



Teach 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