BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SECONDARY EDUCATION:
BIOLOGY

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (GER)                                      42 credits

Students are encouraged to select courses that will enable them to pass Florida’s General Knowledge Test and/or the appropriate subject area test. Please consult with a faculty member in the Department of Education when selecting these courses.

 

HUMANITIES                                                                                                  12 credits

Written Communications                                                                                       6 credits

                ENG         101          Composition

                ENG         102          Composition & Literature

English Literature                                                                                                  3 credits

                See the General Education Requirements for the list of courses.

Humanities/Fine Arts                                                                                             3 credits

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THE NATURAL WORLD & QUANT. REASONING                                        9 credits

Mathematics/Physical Science                                                                              3 credits

                See the General Education Requirements for the list of courses.

Natural Science                                                                                                      3 credits

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Physical Science                                                                                                     3 credits

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SOCIAL SCIENCE/HISTORY                                                                           9 credits

Social Science                                                                                                         3 credits

See the General Education Requirements for the list of courses.

History                                                                                                                   3 credits

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Social Science/History                                                                                           3 credits

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PHILOSOPHY                                                                                                     6 credits

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RELIGIOUS STUDIES                                                                                       6 credits

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CATHOLIC IDENTITY                                                                                       3 credits

Take 3 credits from courses identified as Catholic Identity courses. This course may satisfy other GER or Major requirements.  This course cannot be used to satisfy the Religious Studies requirement. An education major can fulfill this requirement with EDU 352C Education Psychology.

DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT                                                                           3 credits

All students must complete three (3) credit hours from courses identified as Diversity courses. This course may satisfy other GER or Major Requirements. An education major can fulfill this requirement with EDU 422 D Teaching Strategies for Inclusion

 


PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS                                      18 credits

These courses are designed to introduce a student to the theories and concepts guiding contemporary education and to prepare a student to sit for the Florida Teacher Certification Examination: Professional Education Test.

 

           EDU   201       Introduction To Education

           EDU   300       Classroom Management & Methods of Teaching/ ESOL

Strategies

           EDU   308       Basics of Reading Instruction

           EDU   352C     Educational Psychology

           EDU   416       Tests & Evaluation of Student Learning with ESOL Strategies

           EDU   422D     Teaching Strategies for Inclusion

 

MAJOR REQURIEMENTS –  SUBJECT AREA                                            30 Credits

Students are encouraged to select courses that will enable them to pass Florida’s General Knowledge Test and/or the appropriate subject area test. Please consult with a faculty member in the Department of Education and/or the subject area when selecting these courses.

 

Group 1:    Take 21 Credits in Biology

Group 2:    Take 9 Credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science, Psychobiology, or Forensic Science

 

 

GENERAL ELECTIVES                                                                                    30 Credits

 

Optional Education Courses. Any of the following education courses may be used as part of a student’s General Electives. Students are encouraged to select courses that will enable them to pass Florida’s General Knowledge Test and/or the appropriate subject area test. Please consult with a faculty member in the Department of Education and/or the subject area when selecting these courses.

 

EDU   265       Computer Technology in Education

EDU   409       Instructional Techniques in Secondary School

EDU   484       Final Internship and Seminar (12 credits)

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students in this program must have a 2.5 in their major requirements and must meet all other St. Thomas University graduation requirements. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for a Florida Educator’s Temporary Certificate.