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Biology Secondary Education, B.A.

Explore Biology with Secondary Education at Immaculata University

Biology with Secondary Education leads to certification and provides practical experience in middle and high schools. You will need to complete classroom observation and student teaching requirements and fulfill the requirements for teacher certification.

As a biology major you will explore organisms from the chemical and molecular level as well as at the organismic and ecological. You will gain a breadth of knowledge that will serve as a foundation for continued learning and growth in your career.

You will have access to science labs and a curriculum library with resources and technology that prepare you for the schools of tomorrow.

At A Glance

Program: Bachelor of Arts with teaching certification
Audience: Undergraduate students
Format: Face-to-face classes
Next Start Date: August 26, 2024
Time to Completion Four years

"Immaculata University’s Biology program has really prepared me for working in the field of education. I currently teach middle school science, and I am able to incorporate the content knowledge that I have learned from my science classes at Immaculata into my lesson planning. I am especially grateful to the faculty for their dedication and support as I took the time to discern which career I wished to pursue after graduation. My science classes helped me learn the content that I am responsible for teaching, and I have to give a lot of credit to the education professors. In my Testing and Assessment class, I was able to home in on what teaching meant to me and how I could test and assess my students appropriately. Another class that was extremely helpful to me was Instructional Accommodations. I learned how to modify lessons/assessments for students with learning disabilities."

Katelyn Starr
Middle School Science Teacher at Saints Philip and James School

Opportunities and Outcomes

You can become a member of Sigma Zeta (the national honor science society: IU chapter: Alpha Mu) and the Bio-Chem Club.

Where Can I Work?

This program will prepare you to become a science teacher at the middle school or high school level. You may also choose to pursue a career as an educator at a science center, zoo, wildlife refuge, state or national park, or environmental organization.

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