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2011-2012 Shepherd University Catalog 
2011-2012 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Curriculum for a Biology Teaching Field Grades 9-Adult


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 , CHEM 207L  and CHEM 209L - General Chemistry Laboratory II , 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

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