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Secondary Biology Education Requirements

 

The teacher candidate will major in Biology and minor in Secondary Education.

AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS (Beginning Fall 2015)
Foundations Courses (10-12 hours)  
Communication 3 hrs
Composition I-Rhetorical Discourse 3 hrs
Mathematics -- College Algebra 3 hrs
First Year Seminar 1 hr

Pillar Levels (30 hours -- see catalog for specific courses)

  • 24 credit hours at the Acquire and Transfrom levels (combined), completing at least one course in each pillar
  • Minimum of 6 credit hourse at the Contribute level (can be met in the major and in one pillar)
 
Global Studies (G) Designated Courses 9 hrs
Interdisciplinary (I) Designated Courses 9 hrs
Community Engagement (E) Designated Courses 3 hrs

MINOR RELATED REQUIREMENTS
American History* 3 hrs
American National Government 3 hrs
Biology: Cells & Genes with Lab* 4 hrs
Composition II-Rhetorical Argument* 3 hrs
Economics* 3 hrs
Literature* 3 hrs
Physics Concepts with Lab* 4 hrs

STATE BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS**
Biology Coursework  

Animal Form & Function

3 hrs

Cell Biology

4 hrs

Evolution

3 hrs

Genetics

3 hrs

Plant Form & Function

3 hrs

Biology Electives

4 hrs
Chemistry 4 hrs
Earth Science 4 hrs
Environmental Science 4 hrs
History/Philosophy of Science & Technology 3 hrs
Physics 4 hrs

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
ED 184 Intro to ED Tech 1 hrs
ED 185 Practicum 3 hrs
ED 229 Developmental & Educational Psychology 3 hrs
ED 235 Psychology of the Exceptional Child* 3 hrs
ED 245 Tests and Measurements 3 hrs
ED 287 Multicultural Foundations of Education* 3 hrs
ED 322 Language & Literacy in the Global Context* 3 hrs
ED 366 Consultation, Collaboration, & Family Engagement: Middlel/Secondary 1 hr

MoGEA REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING COURSES
ED 314 Methods of ED Tech 1 hrs
ED 315 General Methods & Differentiated Learning* 3 hrs
ED 375 Reading Strategies & Interventions in the Content Areas 3 hrs

COURSES TAKEN 1-2 SEMESTERS PRIOR TO FINAL CLINICAL EXPERIENCE
ED 381 Health and Safety 1 hr
ED 419 Managing the Learning Environment* 3 hrs
ED 455 Special Methods: Biology 2 hrs

CAPSTONE COURSES (must pass the Missouri Pearson Content Exam prior to FCE)
ED 494 Final Clinical Experience Seminar 2 hrs
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience* 10 hrs

* May be met through core

**Most of the state requirements are met by the major requirements.

All students must take and pass the MoGEA and the appropriate Missouri Pearson Content Exam.