Biology with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.)

Students who wish to pursue P-12 in Biological Science teacher certification must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. The course PHED 401 is a requirement.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA. Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

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I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
GNED 199New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
F. Humanities
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled in the major.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD/PSYC 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. Major Requirements
A. Required Biology Courses
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
BIOL 230Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 417Evolutionary Biology3
B. Required Biology Electives
Select one course from each of the four areas below.14
C. Collateral Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
D. Collateral Physics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
University Physics I
and University Physics II
College Physics I
and College Physics II
E. Collateral Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:8
Statistics for the Biological Sciences
and Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
and Calculus II
F. Collateral Earth Science Course
Select one of the following:4
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Earth System History
III. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.37
Total Credits120

Biology Teacher Ed Major Electives

Cell and Molecular
Select one of the following:3-4
Microbiology
Toxicology
Population Genetics
Developmental Biology
Molecular Biology
Experimental Molecular Biology
Cell Physiology
Immunology
Endocrinology
Virology
Microbial Genetics
Neurobiology
Medical Genetics
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Molecular Biology
Research Community II: Molecular Biology
Statistical Genomics
Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular Ecology
Genomics
Ecology
Select one of the following:3-4
Aquatic Biological Processes
Introduction to Marine Biology
Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues
Introduction to Animal Behavior
Principles of Ecology
Population Genetics
Economic Botany
New Jersey Flora
Herpetology
Ornithology
Entomology
Phylogenetic Zoology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Biological Oceanography
Aquatic Ecology
Research Community I: Ecology
Research Community II: Ecology
Molecular Ecology
Organismal
Select one of the following:3-4
Toxicology
Elementary Plant Physiology
Medical Entomology
Developmental Biology
Biology of Animal Parasites
Gross Mammalian Anatomy
Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
Human Physiology
Vertebrate Embryology
Immunology
Endocrinology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Medical Microbiology
Comparative Animal Physiology
Virology
Neurobiology
Biology of Cancer
Research Community I: Organism Biology
Research Community II: Organism Biology
Special Topics in Organismal Biology
Research
Select one of the following:3-4
Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)
Biology Independent Research
Research Community I: Organism Biology
Research Community II: Organism Biology
Research Community I: Molecular Biology
Research Community II: Molecular Biology
Research Community I: Ecology
Research Community II: Ecology
Total Credits12-16

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12)

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
or FSHD 216 Adolescent Development
SASE 210Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling3
Professional Sequence
Professional Sequence Courses
SASE 320Curriculum Design for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 321Assessment Practices for Inclusive Classrooms3
SASE 322Language and Learning in Content Area Teaching3
Methods Course(s)
Select a Teaching Methods course or courses according to major:3-7
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12 (Visual Arts major.)
Dance Methods (Dance major.)
Teaching English (secondary) (English major.)
Teaching French in P-12: Practice (French major.)
The Teaching of Health
and Teaching of Secondary Physical Education (Physical Education major.)
The Teaching of Italian in Elementary and Secondary Schools (Italian major.)
Methods of Teaching Latin (Latin major.)
Methods and Material of TESL (Linguistics major.)
Teaching of Mathematics (Mathematics major.)
Music Classroom Methods I
and Music Classroom Methods II (Music major.)
The Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools (Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, or Physics majors.)
Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Teaching Spanish in K-12
Theatre Teaching Methods
Professional Year Courses
SASE 450Clinical Practice I3
SASE 451Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 452Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 453Clinical Practice II9
Total Credits36-40