Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Oct 25, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

Biology for Grades 7-12 Science Certification, B.A.


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Professional education hours fulfill the minor area

Total number of hours required for this degree:
135 semester hours

Total number of hours in biology:
52 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in biology:
16 semester hours

Total number of hours in education:

42 semester hours

Major Courses Required:


Suggested Sequencing of Courses:


Required in Major for Bachelor of Arts in Biology for Grades 7-12 Science Certification:

Fall - Year One


Total: 17 hrs


LITERATURE 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 18 hrs


FOREIGN LANGUAGE/MULTICULTURAL 4 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 18 hrs


Summer Year 2


PHILOSOPHY 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 6 hrs


Fall - Year Three


Total: 17 hrs


Total: 17 hrs


Summer Year 3


ORAL COMMUNICATION 3 hrs


General Education Requirements  

Total: 6 hrs


Total: 13 hrs


Spring - Year Four


Total: 6 hrs


Note(s):


* Changes in the EDUC courses required for this degree may change at the recommendation of TEA

The following components are required in all degrees:
General education, major, professional education courses, and validation of completion of:

  • overall semester hours - 135
  • institutional semester hours - 45
  • overall advanced hours - 36
  • institutional advanced hours - 24

Required General Education courses:

MATH 1304 , POLS 1301, HIST 1301 or HIST 1302  

Foreign language requirement:

SPAN 1411 , SPAN 1412  or any two semesters of the same foreign language

Acceptable minor fields:
 Professional education hours fulfill the minor requirement.

Strongly recommended:
8 semester hours in physics

This degree prepares students for a career teaching life science in grades 7-12.   Students are prepared for the TExES Life Science Exam, the state exam for teacher certification in life science grades 7-12.

Life Science certification candidates may also add ESL, special education or bilingual certification to their degree plan

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