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Biological Science Education (7-12), Bachelor of Science

126 credits

This program is certified at both the state and national level by the New Hampshire Department of Education and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Graduates who complete this Biological Science Education Option are eligible for 7-12 teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire. Because of New Hampshire’s membership in the Interstate Certification Contract, Plymouth graduates are eligible to earn a certificate or license in another Contract state upon application to that state’s department of education. For further information, please see the Educator Preparation section in this Catalog. Please also visit plymouth.edu/office/educator-preparation/.

All teacher certification candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including Secondary Internship in Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire state legislation that requires all persons who regularly come into contact with pupils on a daily basis for a period of time to undergo a full disclosure criminal records check. This may include fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher certification candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check. Inquiries should be directed to the Coordinator of Internships.

In order for teacher certification candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher certification candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All Internship in Teaching candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.


Degree Requirements

Credits

BI 1110 Biological Science I (TECO) 4
BI 1120 Biological Science II 4
Zoology Elective - complete one of the following: 4
BI 2030 Invertebrate Zoology
BI 2040 Vertebrate Zoology
BI 2070 Botany 4
BI 2110 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3
BI 2120 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3
BI 2130 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I 1
BI 2140 Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II 1
BI 3020 Biochemistry I 4
BI 3040 Microbiology 4
BI 3060 Genetics 4
BI 3130 Evolution 4
BI 3240 Conservation (DICO) (GACO) (INCO) 3
BI 4050 Ecology (QRCO) (WRCO) 4
BI 4330 Science in Secondary School 3
CH 1050 Laboratory Safety 1
CH 2335 General Chemistry I (QRCO) 4
CH 2340 General Chemistry II 4
CH 3370 Organic Chemistry I 4
ED 3350 Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO) 3
ED 4420 Secondary Internship in Teaching 12
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO) 3
PH 2130 Physics I 4
PH 2140 Physics II 4
PS 2050 Life-Span Developmental Psychology 3
SE 3090 Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary 3
Mathematics Foundations - complete one of the following: 4
MA 2140 Precalculus (QRCO) (TECO)
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (QRCO)
General Education:
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
WECO Wellness Connection 3

Secondary Internship in Teaching requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

*All course information is from the 2014-2015 Catalog.