Biology/ Education 7-12 (BS)

Health and Behavioral Sciences
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 0401

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Students planning to seek New York State teaching certification in Biology should file an application form in the Department of Teacher Education during their sophomore year. Once accepted, it is the student's responsibility to seek advisement from the advisors or chairpersons in the Departments of Biology and Teacher Education. Students intending to teach Biology at the secondary school level must successfully complete the requirements of a major in this discipline.

Due to changing requirements for New York State Teacher Certification and changes in program and course requirements, it is important that students maintain continuous contact with the Department of Teacher Education and their education advisor, located in Room 1D12, (718) 262-2450.Email:

Biology Education 7-12 BS


Major Discipline Requirements

BIO201 Biological Principles I 
BIO202 Biological Principles II 
BIO301 Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 
BIO307 Biostatistics 
BIO320 Cell Biology  4.5 
BIO334 Comparative Physiology  4.5 
BIO403 Ecology  4.5 
BIO486-489 Special Topics in Biology 
CHEM111 Principles of Chemistry II  3.5 
CHEM112 Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory  1.5 
CHEM231 Organic Chemistry 
CHEM232 Techniques in Organic Chemistry I 
PHYS151 University Physics I (Physics 101 can replace PHYS 151) 
PHYS152 University Physics II (Physics 102 can replace PHYS 152) 

Education Course Requirements


Foundations Sequence

EDUC271 Adolescent and Youth Development 
EDUC283 Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
EDUC230 Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
Choose one of the following  
PHIL202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202 Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC340 Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs) 
EDUC375 Secondary Curriculum Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Environments Biology 
EDUC395 Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Educations I: Learning Goals and Assessments 

Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC442 Supervised Student Teaching, Biology, Grades 7-9 
EDUC443 Supervised Student Teaching, Biology, Grades 10-12 

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