Teaching Certificate

Teaching Certificate

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIOLOGY WITH TEACHER CERTIFICATION

Completion of this major prepares one to assume the responsibilities of a biology teacher in elementary, middle, or high schools in which science is taught as a separate subject. Continued study may include a Master’s degree in biology or a related discipline or a Master’s degree and doctorate in education. 

Admission to the Education Certification program requires a minimum CGPA of 3.0. Eligibility for teacher certification by the New Jersey Department of Education is dependent upon completion of the curriculum requirements of a certification program, a passing score on the Praxis exam and whatever minimum CGPA has been put into effect by the State at the time a graduate’s application for certification arrives at the New Jersey Department of Education.  All Teacher Certification candidates must take and pass the Writing Assessment prior to Field Experience II and the Praxis exams 20235 Biology: Content Knowledge and 10435 General Science: Content Knowledge prior to Internship. 

Notes: A minimum grade of “C” must be attained in each Biology and Chemistry course. 

Students who are interested in teacher certification in biology must contact the Deborah Cannon Partridge Wolfe College of Education for additional requirements necessary for admission and completion of education certification program.
 

Note: For the most updated information on this teaching certification program, students are directed to contact the College of Education as changes may have occurred since publication.
                 
Required courses for BA in Biology with  Teacher Certification (Biology)

1.  A minimum of 36 credits in Biology: Course requirements for completion of the major are listed below. Course Codes with an asterisk (*) have prerequisite and corequisite courses.
 

  Course Code
 
  Course Title
 
  Credits
 BIOL 130
 
 Principles of Biology I
 
 4
 BIOL 131*
 
 Principles of Biology II
 
 4
 BIOL 230*
 
 Cell Biology
 
 4
 BIOL 236*
 
 Anatomy & Physiology I
 
 4
 BIOL 237*
 
 Anatomy & Physiology II
 
 4
 BIOL 304*
 
 Genetics  4
 BIOL 402* 
 
 Ecology  4
 BIOL 440*
 
 Biology Seminar
 
 1

Biology Electives: minimum 7 credits 

  300-level*  4 credits
  400-level*  3-4 credits

Note: A minimum CGPA of 2.0 in Principles of Biology I and Principles of Biology II must be attained in order to enroll in advanced courses.

Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses. 

2. Ten (10) credits in Chemistry: 

 

  Course Code
 
  Course Title
 
  Credits
 CHEM 105*
 
 General Chemistry I
 
 3
 CHEM 1105*
 
 General Chemistry I Lab 
 
 2
 CHEM 106*
 
 General Chemistry II
 
 3
 CHEM 1106*
 
 General Chemistry II Lab
 
 2

Notes:    Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 are prerequisites for all 300- and 400-level Biology courses. Similarly, Chemistry 207 and 208 are recommended prerequisites for many 300- and 400-level major courses.

Students are advised to complete at least Chemistry 105, 1105, 106 and 1106 prior to beginning their junior year. 

3. Twenty-one (21) credits in the following courses: 

  Course Code
 
  Course Title
 
  Credits
 GEOS 111
 
 Principles of Earth Science
 
 3
 INTD 180*
 
 Computer Tools for Science & Math  
 
 3
 MATH 165*
 
 Precalculus  3
 PHYS 101
 
 Basic Concepts of Physics
 
 3
 INTD 149
 
 Human and Intercultural Relations
 
 3
 PSYC 152
 
 Adolescence to Adulthood
 
 3
 SOCI 114
 
 Sociology of the Family
 
 3

Note: These courses meet General Studies Area requirements

4. Thirty (30) credits in the following courses. Must earn a grade of B- or higher in each.

  Phase I
 
   
 EDU 301
 
 Challenges in Urban Education
 
 3 
 
 LTED 330*
 
 Focus: Reading, Language & Literacy  
 
 3
  Phase II
 
   
 EDU 330*
 
 Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning  
 
 3
 EDU 331*
 
 Field Experience II
 
 1
  Phase III
 
  Phase III  Offered Fall Semesters Only
 
 
 LTED370*
 
 Secondary Reading & Language Workshop
 
 2 
 
 EDU371*
 
 Secondary Curriculum, Method & Materials Workshop  
 
 3
EDU3372*  Secondary Methods of Teaching Science
 
 3
  Phase IV
 
   
 EDU 485*
 
 Classroom Management and Assessment  
 
 2
 EDU 470*
 
 Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar
 
 2
 EDU 480*
 
Internship 8
 

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