Bachelor of Science- Adolescence Education: Biology Initial Certification (7-12) Chemistry Minor

Access the complete curriculum for the BS, Adolescence Education: Biology, from the Natural Sciences Department section of the Daemen catalogue.

Following is a suggested course sequence for your program. Courses may be offered as indicated and/or at other times. Consult your Advisor for further direction and planning.

Course Loads

Maximum of 17 credits allowed for 3 semesters; where required 3 20-credit hour and 2 21-credit hour semesters are allowed at no additional tuition charge. Additional course loads are allowed for students who achieve Dean's List. Consult the Dean's List section of the Daemen catalogue for details on the Dean's List privilege.

NOTE: EDU237 Instructional Design: A student who has earned a C- or less in EDU237 in his/her first two attempts will be dismissed from the teacher certification program.

Year 1

LEARNING COMMUNITIES are generally completed in the first year (LC1 in the 1st semester; LC2 in the 2nd semester)

MATH REQUIREMENT

Students are expected to complete MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I by the end of the second year of study. Depending upon the Math background, a student may be required to complete lower-level Math courses as a prerequisite to the required MTH144. Therefore, students should begin their Math studies in Year 1.

First Semester

  • BIO109/L General Biology I (4)
  • CHE 110/L Chemistry I (4)
  • EDU203 Learning Theory (3)
  • IND101 Sustainable & Critical Relationships (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (17)

Second Semester

  • BIO110/L General Biology II (4)
  • CHE 111/L Chemistry II (4)
  • CMP101 English Composition (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVES (6)
  • Total Credits (17)

Year 2

First Semester

  • BIO303/L Plant Biology* (4)
  • CHE301 Organic Chemistry I (4)
  • EDU237 Instructional Design:Theory & Practice (3)
  • Language (3)
  • MTH144 Calculus & Analytic Geometry I (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (20)

Second Semester

  • BIO308/L Genetics * (4)
  • CHE302/L Organic Chemistry II (4)
  • EDU314 Promoting Eng Lang Arts Across the Content Areas (3)
  • Language (3)
  • NSC231 Natural Science: Scientific Language and Literary (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (20)

*Course offered in alternate years- may be taken in second, third or fourth year.

Year 3

First Semester

  • BCH313 General Biochemistry (4)
  • BIO302/L General Ecology* (4)
  • Language (3)
  • PHY101 Physics I OR 151/L General Physics I (4)
  • PSY311 Psychology of Adolescence (3)
  • CORE ELECTIVE (3)
  • Total Credits (21)

Second Semester

  • BIO436/L Evolutionary Biology* (4)
  • EDU336 Language/Literacy Dvlpmnt for Adolescent Learner (3)
  • EDU402 Classroom Management in Secondary Education (3)
  • Language (3)
  • PHY102 Physics II OR 152/L General Physics II (4)
  • SOC243 Child Welfare Policy and Services (3)
  • Total Credits (20)

*Course offered in alternate years- may be taken in second, third or fourth year.

Year 4

First Semester

  • EDU313 Foundations of Education (3)
  • NSC306 Teaching Science in the Middle and High School (3)
  • Science Electives (3): (selected from allowed Science electives) (10-12)
  • SED270 Intro to the Nature & Educational Needs of Children With Disabilities (3)
  • Total Credits (19-21)

Second Semester

  • EDU327 Teaching to the Standards (3)
  • EDU479 St Teaching & Seminar at Early Secondary Lev(7-9) (6)
  • EDU480 St Teaching & Seminar at Secondary Lev (10-12) (6)
  • Total Credits (15)

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