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Be a voice of reason.

Science teachers are in high demand. As a Biology with Secondary Education Licensure major, you will be equipped with a fundamental understanding of the world around you, the ability to think in a critical and God-honoring way, and the skills to pass on this knowledge to your students.



Major requirements total 95 hours. This includes 27 hours of required Biology courses, 4 hours of Biology electives, 20 hours of supplemental courses, and 44 hours of professional education courses. You’ll take courses such as:

  • Essentials of Organic Biochemistry
  • Psychology of Adolescence
  • Ecology and Field Biology

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Knowledge of anatomy, molecular structure, and classroom management is useless without the opportunity to put it into action. During your time here at Trinity, you will have the chance to engage in classroom observation, lesson planning, and student teaching at local middle and high schools, or even abroad.

As a Biology with Secondary Education Licensure major, you will complete over 100 hours of field experience prior to student teaching. As part of your coursework, you will gain experience in both middle and high school classes in a variety of diverse settings.

Career Objectives Include:

Biology/Secondary Education Core (27 hrs)
BIO 111 General Biology 4 hours
BIO 112 Biology: the Plant and Animal Kingdoms 4 hours
BIO 210 Ecology and Field Biology 4 hours
BIO 220 General Botany 4 hours
BIO 310 Microbiology 4 hours
BIO 420 Cell and Molecular Biology 4 hours
CH 320 Biochemistry 3 hours
Elective Biology Courses (4 hrs) – Choose one:
BIO 315 Genetics 4 hours
BIO 330 Animal Physiology 4 hours
BIO 340 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 hours
BIO 341 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 hours
BIO 430 Developmental Biology 4 hours
BIO 460 Comparative Vertabrate Anatomy 4 hours
Supplemental Required Courses (20 hrs):
CH 111 General Chemistry I 4 hours
CH 112 General Chemistry II 4 hours
CH 203 Essentials of Organic Biochemistry 4 hours
PHY 111 Physics I 4 hours
MA 285X Statistics 4 hours
Professional Education Courses (47 hours)
ED 101 Introduction to Teaching 2 hours
ED 103 Professional Skills for Teachers 1 hour
ED 240 Foundations of Education 2 hours
ED 260X Educational Psychology/Human Developmental 3 hours
ED 306 Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum 3 hours
ED 310 General Teaching Methods 2 hours
ED 330 Introduction to Special Education 3 hours
ED 361 Teaching Biology in the Secondary School 3 hours
ED 368 Secondary Methods Pre-Clinical Experience 2 hours
ED 380 Diversity in Education 1 hour
ED 381 Diversity Pre-Clinical Field Experience 1 hour
ED 413 Clinical Practice in the Secondary School 12 hours
ED 421 Classroom Management 1 hour
ED 422 Advanced Seminar in Education 2 hours
ED 430 Educational Research & Assessment 2 hours
PSY 337 Psychology of Adolescence 3 hours
HI 201 or 202 World Civ 1 or 2 3 hours