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

123 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 Teacher Education and Clinical Experiences section.

All teacher certification candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including Student Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire law that requires all persons who come into contact with pupils on a regular basis for a period of time to undergo a full disclosure criminal records check, including 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 candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check.

In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All teacher 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 Student Teaching 12
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO) 3
PH 2130 Physics I 4
PH 2140 Physics II 4
PS 3190 Development and Understanding (WECO) 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

Student Teaching requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.