Bachelor of Arts in Education in Biology/Secondary

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The Bachelor of Arts in Education program for biology prepares the pre-service teacher to earn an endorsement to teach biology in grades 5-12 in the state of Washington.

Before starting the BAE program, contact Dr. Bo Idsardi at ridsardi@ewu.edu to ensure that this is the right endorsement option for you.

Course Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Biology/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)

This major satisfies the endorsement requirements for grades 5–12.

Notes:

  • BAE students must complete both the courses below and the secondary education core courses;
  • the option requires more than 12 quarters to complete at 15 credits per quarter.

Grade Requirements: a cumulative GPA ≥2.8 for all courses ≥C in each course in student’s curriculum in Biology.

Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.
Required Biology Courses
BIOL 171BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 172BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 173BIOLOGY III5
BIOL 270BIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION3
BIOL 301MICROBIOLOGY5
BIOL 302BOTANY5
BIOL 310FUNDAMENTALS OF GENETICS5
BIOL 340BIOETHICS2
BIOL 423EVOLUTION5
BIOL 440ECOLOGY4
BIOL 441ECOLOGY LAB2
Choose one of the following5
INVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY
Choose one of the following4-5
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY III
PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
PRINCIPLES OF MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY
Required Supporting Courses
BIOL 390BIOLOGY TEACHING METHODS2
CHEM 171
171L
CHEM 172
CHEM 172L
CHEM 173
CHEM 173L
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
15
SCED 390SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS2
Choose one of the following5
DATA ANALYSIS FOR BIOLOGISTS
PRECALCULUS MATH II
ELEMENTARY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
Required Senior Capstone
SCED 490SCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE AND PRACTICUM5
Total Credits84-85

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