Biology Childhood Education (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
Teacher Education
HEGIS Number: 0401

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Course Descriptions
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Biology Childhood Education BS


Major Discipline Requirements

I Required Foundation Courses: 
BIO201Biological Principles I 
BIO202Biological Principles II 
BIO301Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 
BIO486-489***Special Topics in Biology 
CHEM102Chemical Principles II* 
CHEM231Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM232Techniques of Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM233Organic Chemistry II 
PHYS151**University Physics I** 
PHYS152**University Physics II** 

II. Organismic & Environmental Biology

Choose 7.5 - 9 Credits from the following 
BIO231Biology of Plants 4.5 
BIO308Invertebrate Biology 4.5 
BIO309Biology of Chordates 4.5 
BIO325Histology 4.5 
BIO334Comparative Physiology 4.5 
BIO403Ecology 4.5 
BIO411Laboratory in Neurobiology 1.5 
BIO477Evolution 3.0 

Cell & Molecular Biology

Choose 7.5 - 10 Credits from the following 
BIO320Cell Biology 4.5 
BIO415Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 
BIO444Genetics 4.5 
BIO452Developmental Biology 4.5 
BIO465Microbiology 4.5 
BIO466Immunology 4.5 
BIO480Theory & Experimentation in Biotechnology 

Education Course Requirements

Foundations Sequence 
AC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
EDUC268Bilingual and ELL Education 
EDUC280Child and Adolescent Development for Teachers 
EDUC283Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
EDUC284Field Experience in Teaching and Learning 
MATH271Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
Professional Education Sequence 
EDUC317Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Science 
EDUC318Curriculum and Methods in Health and Physical Education for Elementary School 
EDUC323Curriculum and Methods in Elementary Education: Mathematics 
EDUC333Constructing Social Studies Relationships through Expressive Arts 
EDUC369Early Language and Literacy 
EDUC370Content Area Literacy 2 - 6 EO and ELL 
Student Teaching and Teaching Seminar 
EDUC431Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 1 - 3 
EDUC432Supervised Student Teaching, Grades 4 - 6 

*Majors in the Biology Program must take Mathematics 121 and Chemistry 101, which fulfill the General Education Requirements in Math and Natural Sciences, respectively.

** Physics 101 may be substituted for Physics 151, and Physics 102 may be substituted for Physics 152.

*** Biology 486 - 489 are the upper division WI courses for Biology majors.

+ Students interested in graduate studies in Biology or professional Biomedical careers are strongly advised to take Chemistry 234 and Mathematics 122.