Teaching, with Teacher Certification in Biological Science (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities (M.A.T.)

Program Requirements

Additional Requirements for State Certification
Speech
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Physiology and Hygiene
Pass the MSU Health Knowledge Test available through the Center of Pedagogy or have the Undergraduate equivalent course approved by advisor
Additional Requirement
Select one of the following:3
Learning Theories
Child Development II: Adolescence
Advanced Educational Psychology
Program Requirements
SASE 509Sociocultural Perspectives on Curriculum and Assessment3
SASE 680Special Topics in Curriculum and Teaching1-3
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities3
SPED 568Teaching Methods for Inclusive Education3
SPED 579Special Education for Students with Disabilities3
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities3
SPED 588Positive Behavior Supports for Diverse Learners3
Graduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 526Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 527Clinical Practice I3
SPED 584Assessment in Special Education and Classroom Practice3
Teaching Methods
Select from the list below according to subject area:3-6
Graduate Professional Sequence II
SASE 543Advanced Seminar in Inclusive Pedagogies3
SASE 529Clinical Practice II6
Comprehensive Exam
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matched your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits46-51
Teaching Methods
Select course(s) according to subject area:
Art6
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education I: P-12
Foundations of Methods and Curriculum in Art Education II: P-12
Biological Science, Earth Science, Physics or Physical Science4
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
Chemistry3
Teaching Chemistry in the Secondary School
English4
Teaching Methods (Secondary English)
Teaching English as a Second Language3
Methodology of Teaching ESL
French6
Theories and Approaches to Teaching French as a Second Language
Teaching French in P-12: Practice
Mathematics4
Teaching Mathematics
Music6
Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class
Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools
Social Studies3
Graduate Methods of Teaching Social Studies
Spanish3
Teaching Spanish in K-12

Subject Matter Preparation

Biology Requirements
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
BIOL 230Cell and Molecular Biology4
BIOL 380Genetics4
Collateral Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
Collateral Mathematics Courses
Select one of the following sequences:7-8
Statistics
and Applied Precalculus
Applied Calculus A
and Applied Precalculus
Calculus I
and Calculus II
Collateral Physics Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
or PHYS 193 College Physics I
PHYS 192University Physics II4
or PHYS 194 College Physics II
Biology Electives
Select 12 semester hours (from list below)12
Earth Science Elective
Select one of the following:4
Planet Earth
Physical Geology
Earth and the Environment
Earth System History
Total Credits67-68

Biology Electives

BIOL 300Environmental Biology and Related Controversial Issues3
BIOL 330Introduction to Animal Behavior3
BIOL 350Microbiology4
BIOL 360Introduction to Bio-Imaging3
BIOL 370Principles of Ecology3
BIOL 380Genetics4
BIOL 409Externship in Biological Research (Co-operative Education)1-4
BIOL 410Toxicology3
BIOL 411Introduction to Transmission Electron Microscopy4
BIOL 415Population Genetics3
BIOL 417Evolutionary Biology3
BIOL 418Biology Independent Research1-4
BIOL 500Introductory Molecular Cell Biology1.5
BIOL 505Experimental Cell Culture3
BIOL 510Biology Pedagogy for Secondary Teachers3
BIOL 512Special Topics in Modern Genetics3
BIOL 514Graduate Seminar in Biology2
BIOL 515Population Genetics3
BIOL 518Strategies for Teaching College Biology1
BIOL 520Plant Physiology3
BIOL 521Field Studies of Flowering Plants4
BIOL 529Advanced Herpetology4
BIOL 532Advanced Entomology3
BIOL 533Advanced Cell Biology3
BIOL 540Mammalian Physiology3
BIOL 542Advanced Endocrinology3
BIOL 543Advances in Immunology3
BIOL 544Advanced Comparative Animal Physiology3
BIOL 545Experimental Endocrinology4
BIOL 546Special Topics in Physiology Special Topics in Physiology3
BIOL 547Molecular Biology I3
BIOL 548Molecular Biology II4
BIOL 549Special Topics in Developmental Biology3
BIOL 550Special Topics in Microbiology3
BIOL 552Biology of Lipids3
BIOL 554Microbial Physiology3
BIOL 555Medical Genetics3
BIOL 556Molecular Biology of Proteins3
BIOL 557Virology3
BIOL 558Microbial Genetics3
BIOL 560Molecular Genetics3
BIOL 561Genomics3
BIOL 562Special Topics in Molecular Biology1
BIOL 563Statistical Genomics3
BIOL 564Proteomics3
BIOL 566Bioinformatics4
BIOL 568Advanced Neuroscience3
BIOL 570Ecology3
BIOL 571Physiological Plant Ecology4
BIOL 572Wetland Ecology4
BIOL 573Shoreline Ecology4
BIOL 574Behavioral Ecology3
BIOL 575Avian Biology4
BIOL 576Biology of Extreme Habitats3
BIOL 579Physiological Ecology of Animals3
BIOL 580Evolutionary Mechanisms3
BIOL 586Special Topics in Advanced Biology3-4
BIOL 587Special Topics in Advanced Molecular Biology3-4
BIOL 588Special Topics in Advanced Physiology3-4
BIOL 589Special Topics in Advanced Ecology3-4
BIOL 592Graduate Colloquium1
BIOL 593Molecular Ecology3
BIOL 594Signal Transduction3
BIOL 595Conservation Biology: The Preservation of Biological Diversity3
BIOL 596Selected Techniques in Biology Science Education1.5
BIOL 597Research in Biological Literature1
BIOL 598Selected Techniques in Molecular Biology1.5
BIOL 599Introduction to Biological Research4
BIOL 601Advanced Biological Science Education Pedagogy3
BIOL 420Economic Botany3
BIOL 425Elementary Plant Physiology3
BIOL 429Herpetology4
BIOL 430Ornithology4
BIOL 431Entomology3
BIOL 432Medical Entomology3
BIOL 433Developmental Biology4
BIOL 434Molecular Biology3
BIOL 435Experimental Molecular Biology3
BIOL 436Phylogenetic Zoology4
BIOL 439Biology of Animal Parasites3
BIOL 440Gross Mammalian Anatomy4
BIOL 441Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates4
BIOL 442Human Physiology4
BIOL 443Vertebrate Embryology4
BIOL 444Cell Physiology3
BIOL 445Immunology3
BIOL 446Endocrinology3
BIOL 447Fundamentals of Pharmacology3
BIOL 450Medical Microbiology3
BIOL 451Comparative Animal Physiology3
BIOL 457Virology3
BIOL 458Microbial Genetics3
BIOL 460Biological Oceanography3
BIOL 461Aquatic Ecology3
BIOL 467Biology of the Fishes4
BIOL 468Neurobiology3
BIOL 475Medical Genetics3
BIOL 476Biology of Cancer3
BIOL 480Research Community I: Organism Biology4
BIOL 481Research Community II: Organism Biology4
BIOL 482Research Community I: Molecular Biology4
BIOL 483Research Community II: Molecular Biology4
BIOL 484Research Community I: Ecology4
BIOL 485Research Community II: Ecology4
BIOL 486Special Topics in Biology3-4
BIOL 487Statistical Genomics3
BIOL 488Special Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology3-4
BIOL 489Special Topics in Organismal Biology3-4
BIOL 490Senior Seminar in Biology3
BIOL 491Research in Biology Literature1
BIOL 492Senior Colloquium1
BIOL 493Molecular Ecology3
BIOL 497Genomics3