BAED - Biology (Secondary)

General requirements for a Bachelor's degree: 124 minimum hours; overall GPA 2.500; major content GPA 2.500.

Requirements for a Major
BIOL 210General Biology I4
BIOL 211General Biology II4
BIOL 330General Microbiology5
BIOL 418General Ecology4
BIOL 419Genetics4
BIOL 420Molecular Cell Biology4
PHYS 502Science Investigations: Physics5
CHEM 533Elementary Organic Chemistry3
GEOL 300Energy, Resources and Environment 13
Total Credit Hours36
1

General education course

CI 270Introduction to the Education Profession 23
Teacher Education - Middle and Secondary Majors (need a B- or better in all courses below)
Core I - Fall Only
CESP 334Introduction to Diversity: Human Growth and Development2
CI 320Introduction to Diversity: Exceptionalities2
CI 321Introduction to Diversity: Cultural Issues2
CI 325Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Middle/Secondary General Methods1
CI 315Core I Practicum1
Core II - Spring Only
CESP 433Learning Assessment and Evaluation Theory: Evidence-Based Instruction 33
CI 425SISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods I - Sciences2
CI 426SCore II Practicum - Science1
CI 427Philosophy, History and Ethics of Education 33
Core III - Fall Only
CI 413STeaching Internship I: Secondary Level Seiences2
CI 417Instructional Strategies, Assessment and Management: Literacy Strategies in the Content Areas2
CI 435SISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods II - Sciences3
CI 505Science Technology & Society1
CI 780STechnology in the Classroom: Science2
Core IV - Spring Only
CI 436SISAM: Middle/Secondary Level Content-Specific Methods III - Sciences2
CI 471STeaching Internship II: Secondary Level Sciences10
Licensure Exams
PLT
Praxis II Science Content Knowledge Test
Total Credit Hours42
2

 B- or better.

3

 If preferred, this class can be taken with Core III.

Additional College Requirements - counted as General Education
PSY 111General Psychology3
CHEM 211General Chemistry I5
CHEM 212General Chemistry II5
STAT 370Elementary Statistics3
ENGL 315Introduction to English Linguistics3
or LING 315 Introduction to English Linguistics
or ANTH 352 Anthropological Linguistics
Total Credit Hours19
Elective
Select 3 credit hours of elective (to complete 124 credit hours)3
Total Credit Hours3

Official Program Transition Point Requirements:

  1. Admission into teacher education - completed application packet and meet all admission to teacher education requirements as specified in College of Education - Policies
  2. Admission to teacher internship:
    1. Satisfactory accomplishment of content-area, standard-driven assessments,
    2. B- or better in all professional teacher education courses,
    3. 2.500 GPA (overall, WSU and content), and
    4. Completed teacher intern application.
  3. Exit from teacher internship:
    1. B- or better in all professional courses,
    2. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU),
    3. Successful completion of all degree requirements,
    4. Final university supervisor evaluation form.
  4. Degree completion:
    1. 2.500 GPA (overall and WSU), and
    2. Meets all degree requirements.
  5. Licensure recommendation:
    1. Passes common assessments,
    2. Passing score on Kansas Performance Teaching Portfolio,
    3. PLT passed,
    4. Praxis II content test(s) passed, and
    5. Licensure application.

Candidates completing this program are eligible to be certified to teach biology — grades 6-12.