B.S. in Education - Biology

College of the Sciences and Mathematics
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirement6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements 9
Major Requirements
BIO 110General Biology 13
BIO 220Cell Physiology 13
BIO 230Genetics 13
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
ESS 101Introduction to Geology3
PHY 130General Physics I4
PHY 140General Physics II4
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
Select one semester of calculus3-4
Other Major Requirements
BIO 214General Microbiology 14
BIO 215General Botany 13
BIO 217General Zoology 13
BIO 270Ecology 13
Education Requirements 2
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
EDP 250Educational Psychology3
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 304Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators3
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
EDS 306Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
EDS 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half6
EDS 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half6
ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
or LAN 382 Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
SCB 350Science Education in Secondary School3
Biology Electives
Selected from courses at or above the 300 level, except BIO 307 and BIO 469.6
Total Minimum Credits Required127
1

Courses must be passed with a grade of C- (70%) or better.

2

Students applying for formal admission to teacher education must have a 2.80 GPA.  Students formally admitted must graduate with a 3.0 GPA.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
BIO 110 General Biology 3
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and Experimental General Chemistry I (LAB)
4
MAT 121 Introduction to Statistics I 3
Gen Ed 1 3
 Credits16
Semester Two
WRT XXX 3
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
3
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and Experimental General Chemistry II (LAB)
4
SPK 208
Public Speaking
or Business and Professional Speech Communication
3
LIT/CLS (Gen Ed 2) 3
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Experimental Organic Chemistry I Lab
6
BIO 215
General Botany
or General Zoology
3
EDP 250 Educational Psychology (requires 20 FE hours) 3
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
Gen Ed 3 3
 Credits18
Semester Four
BIO 214 General Microbiology 4
Select one of the following: 3-4
Brief Calculus  
Calculus for the Life Sciences  
Calculus I  
Apply for FATE by semester end  
General Education electives 8
 Credits15-16
Year Three
Semester Five
PHY 130 General Physics I 4
BIO 220 Cell Physiology 3
BIO 230
Genetics
or Ecology
3
EDA 304 Special Ed Processes/Procedures for Secondary Educators (requires 20 FE hours) 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
 Credits16
Semester Six
Directed Electives 2 3
Bio Elective 1 3
EDS 306 Teaching Principles and Field Experience in Secondary Schools (requires 24 FE hours) 3
LAN 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
3
Gen Ed 4 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
Directed Elective 3 3
Bio Elective 2 3
Gen Ed 5 3
SCB 350 Science Education in Secondary School (requires 24 FE hours) 3
BIO 311 Contemporary Issues in Biology Teaching 1 3
Select one of the following: 3
ESS XXX  
SCB 210 The Origin of Life and the Universe 3
 Credits21
Semester Eight
EDS 411
EDS 412
Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half
and Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half
12
 Credits12
 Total Credits129-130
1

Only offered in Fall. Includes faculty-student mentoring experience.