Biological Science Education (7-12), Bachelor of Science
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
|BI 1110||Biological Science I (TECO)||4|
|BI 1120||Biological Science II||4|
|Zoology Elective - complete one of the following:||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 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|
|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.