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Secondary Biology Education Requirements

 

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

AVILA CORE REQUIREMENTS
Composition I-Rhetorical Discourse 3 hrs
Communication 3 hrs
College Level Math 3 hrs
US History 3 hrs
Literature 3 hrs
Philosophy 3 hrs
Religious Studies 3 hrs
Philosophy/Rel. Studies 3 hrs
Fine Arts (Art, Music or Theater) 3 hrs
Biology w/lab 4 hrs
Social Institutions (see catalog for course options) 3 hrs
Self & Society (see catalog for course options) 3 hrs
Interdisciplinary Studies (see catalog for course options) 6 hrs

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

STATE BIOLOGY REQUIREMENTS (35 HRS)**
History/Philosophy of Science & Technology 3 hrs
Cell Biology 4 hrs
Plant Form & Function 3 hrs
Animal Form & Function 3 hrs
Genetics 3 hrs
Evolution 3 hrs
Biology Electives 4 hrs
Chemistry 4 hrs
Physics 4 hrs
Earth Science 4 hrs
Environmental Science 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 1 hr
ED 495 Final Clinical Experience 11 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.