Biology Education

Major(s)

Biology Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    The following required courses can be used to meet both General Education and Major Requirements: BIO 121(4); MTH 135(3) or 181(3) or 138(5) or 261(5) or 287(3); GLG 110(4) or GRY 135(4) or GLG 171(3) or PHY 100(4) or PHY 123(4)
  2. Major Requirements
    1. Core (32 hours): BIO 121(4), 122(4), 215(2), 235(4); 210(3) or 310(5); 361(4), 369(4), 515(3); Select elective courses in biology, 300 level or higher, to total a minimum of 32 hours.
    2. Related Requirements (6-9 hours): SCI 505(3); MTH 135(3) and MTH 181(3), or MTH 138(5) or 261(5) or 287(3); Note: MTH 130 cannot be substituted for MTH 135. 
    3. Complete the requirements in one of the following grades 9-12 certification areas:
      1. Categorical Science (13-21 hours): CHM 116(4) and 117(1), or (CHM 160(4) and 161(1) and 170(3) and 171(1)); PHY 100(4) or PHY 123(4) and 124(4); GLG 110(4) or GRY 135(4) or GLG 171(3)
      2. Unified Science (25 hours): CHM 160(4), 170(3), 171(1); PHY 123(4), 124(4); GLG 110(4); GRY 135(4)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6).
  3. Professional Education Courses: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program          
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses
Health Education Certification (certifiable grades 9-12, added endorsement only)

Students who complete the BSEd degree with a major in Biology Education may receive Missouri state certification in Health Education grades 9-12 by completing the following courses: BMS 307(4) or KIN 250(3), BMS 308(4) or KIN 252(3), or equivalents; CFD 163(3); BMS 130(3) or 240(3); KIN 253(2), 256(2), 257(2), 358(3); PSY 101(3); SWK 330(3); plus additional hours of electives in health-related courses, in consultation with their advisor, to bring total to 30 hours. In order to meet Missouri state teacher certification requirements, student must have at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area.

Accelerated graduate program in Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Master of Natural and Applied Science program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.

Accelerated graduate program in Plant Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students may apply for admission to the Plant Science program and begin taking graduate course work as they complete the work for a bachelor’s degree. A maximum of 12 hours of graduate credit may be counted toward both the undergraduate and graduate degree (Mixed Credit). Refer to the Graduate Catalog for specific admission requirements.

Refer to Undergraduate Students Taking Graduate Classes for additional information and procedures for obtaining permission for Mixed Credit.