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2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Biology Teaching Field Grades 9-Adult, B.A.


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Curriculum for a Biology Teaching Field Grades 9-Adult


Total hours required, 48 Hours:


Required courses


Note(s):


Note Concerning Math Requirement: The prerequisite for MATH 205  is mathematical competence equivalent to the successful completion of MATH 108  Precalculus, and the prerequisite for MATH 324 is competence equivalent to the successful completion of MATH 108  or MATH 154 .

Other Requirements: Although one may declare secondary education with a specialization in biology 9–12 as a major upon admission to the University, to be officially admitted to the Shepherd University teacher education program and pursue this teaching field, the student must meet the following criteria as well as those criteria that apply to all teaching specializations:

  1. The student must have completed BIOL 208 - Plants As Organisms , BIOL 209 - Animals As Organisms , CHEM 207  and CHEM 209 - General Chemistry II , CHEM 207L  and CHEM 209L - General Chemistry II Laboratory , or their equivalents with a grade of C or better in each course.
  2. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of academic work at Shepherd University with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of at least 2.5 in this specialization.

See professional education course listings under Education: Professional Studies Core for Secondary Education (37 hours required). Special Methods of Teaching Sciences is EDUC 423 . Retention in and completion of this program requires the student to meet retention, admission to student teaching, and certification standards set by the Professional Education Unit Council. All of the standards for this program can be found in Information and Planning Handbook for Students Pursuing the Biology 9-Adult, Chemistry 9-Adult, or General Science 5-Adult Specializations.

Contact Person: Dr. Burt Lidgerding, Byrd Science Center 216, 304-876-5231.

Four-Year Course Progression


Biology Education 9-Adult
FALL   FIRST YEAR     SPRING   FIRST YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 150 1 Seminar in Education (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 2 Arts (AR) 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
BIOL 208   Plants as Organisms 4   BIOL 209   Animals as Organisms 4
CHEM 207 1 General Chemistry I (Req) (LS) 3   CHEM 209 1 General Chemistry (Req) (LS) 3
CHEM 207L   General Chemistry Laboratory I (Req) 1   CHEM 209L 1 General Chemistry Laboratory II (Req) 1
COMM 202 2 Fundamentals of Speech (HM) (Req) 3   MATH 314   Statistics 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   SECOND YEAR     SPRING   SECOND YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
Core Curriculum   History 3   EDUC 320   Social and Psychological Conditions of Learning 4
EDUC 200   Foundations of American Education 3   BIOL 344   Genetics 4
BIOL 305   Cell Biology 4   BIOL 226   Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BIOL 225   Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3   MATH 205   Calculus with Applications 4
SOCI 203   General Sociology 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 16          
         
FALL   THIRD YEAR     SPRING   THIRD YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 360 2 Survey of Exceptional Children (SO-MD) 3   EDUC 370   Creating Learning Environments 4
BIOL 302   Microbiology 4   BIOL 394   Principles of Biology Research 3
GSCI 301   Physical Geology 4   Core Curriculum   Social Sciences (SO, CK) 3
PHYS 201   College Physics I 3   PHYS 202   College Physics II 3
PHYS 201L   College Physics I Laboratory 1   PHYS 202L   College Physics II Laboratory 1
          Core Curriculum 2 Wellness (WE) 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 17
         
FALL   FOURTH YEAR     SPRING   FOURTH YEAR  
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 443   Reading in the Content Area 3   EDUC 400 3 Inclusion in the Regular Classroom 3
EDUC 380   Technology in 21st Centure Teaching and Learning 3   EDUC 457   Student Teaching, Grades 9-12 9
EDUC 423   Special Methods of Teaching Sceince 3       TOTAL 12
BIOL 420   General Ecology 4          
    TOTAL 14       DEGREE TOTAL 120
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