Biology/ Education 7-12 (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
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

BIO201Biological Principles I 
BIO202Biological Principles II 
BIO301Molecular Biology & Biotechnology 
BIO320Cell Biology 4.5 
BIO334Comparative Physiology 4.5 
BIO403Ecology 4.5 
BIO486-489Special Topics in Biology 
CHEM111Principles of Chemistry II 3.5 
CHEM112Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory 1.5 
CHEM231Organic Chemistry 
CHEM232Techniques in Organic Chemistry I 
PHYS113Physics Laboratory I 
PHYS114Physics Laboratory II 
PHYS115College Physics I 
PHYS116College Physics II 

Education Course Requirements


Foundations Sequence

EDUC271Adolescent and Youth Development 
EDUC283Educational Psychology: Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms 
EDUC230Teaching with Multimedia Technology 
Choose one of the following 
PHIL202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 
SOC202Major Ideas and Issues in Education 

Professional Education Sequence

EDUC340Literacy Instruction inside Middle and Secondary Schools for English Only (EO) and English Language Learners (ELLs) 
EDUC375Secondary Curriculum Methods II: Instruction and Classroom Environments Biology 
EDUC395Curriculum and Methods in Subject Specific (K-12) Educations I: Learning Goals and Assessments 

Student Teaching and Student Teaching Seminar

EDUC442Supervised Student Teaching, Biology, Grades 7-9 
EDUC443Supervised Student Teaching, Biology, Grades 10-12 


  • Students must take Math 121, Chemistry 108 and 109 as prerequisites for courses in the Major Discipline Requirements.
  • Physics 101 or 151 can replace Physics 113 and 115, Physics 102 or 152 can replace Physics 114 and 116, Physics 117 can replace Physics 115, and Physics 118 can replace Physics 116