B.S.Ed. in Biology

College of Education and Social Work
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement3
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Science requirements are met by CHE 103 and PHY 130
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement6
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement9
Speaking Emphasis requirement9
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Education Requirements 2
EDF 300Democracy and Education3
EDP 280Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education3
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 303Special Ed: Processes/Procedures for General Educators2
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
ENG/LAN 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-123
ERM 355Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-123
SED 100An Exploration of Secondary Education3
SED 200Learning Environments and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
SED 300Principles of Teaching and Technology in the Secondary Classroom3
SED 360Science Education in the Secondary School3
Required Courses 1
BIO 110General Biology I4
BIO 111General Biology II4
BIO 210Genetics3
BIO 210LGenetics Lab1
BIO 211Cell Biology4
BIO 214General Microbiology4
BIO 270Ecology3
BIO 412Organic Evolution3
Biology Elective
Selected from courses at or above the 300 level, except BIO 307 and BIO 469.3
Required Supporting Math & Science Coursework 1
MAT 121Introduction to Statistics I3
or MAT 125 Introduction to Statistics and Probability
MAT 143Brief Calculus3
or MAT 161 Calculus I
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103General Chemistry I Lab1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Organic Chemistry I Lab2
PHY 130General Physics I4
ESS 101Introduction to Geology3
Capstone Requirement
SED 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 36
SED 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 36
Total Minimum Credits Required128/129

Courses must be passed with a grade of C - or better.


Students applying for teacher candidacy must have a 2.80 GPA. Students formally admitted must graduate with a 3.0 GPA.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.

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 sample 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
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
MAT 121
Introduction to Statistics I
or Introduction to Statistics and Probability
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Semester Two
BIO 111 General Biology II 4
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
SED 100 An Exploration of Secondary Education 3
EDP 280 Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education 3
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
Year Two
Semester Three
BIO 214 General Microbiology 4
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Semester Four
BIO 210
and Genetics Lab
MAT 143
Brief Calculus
or Calculus for the Life Sciences
or Calculus I
SED 200 Learning Environments and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 3
EDA 303 Special Ed: Processes/Procedures for General Educators 2
Year Three
Semester Five
BIO 211 Cell Biology 4
PHY 130
General Physics I
or Physics I
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
LIT 165 Topics in Literature 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Semester Six
BIO 270 Ecology 3
BIO 412 Organic Evolution 3
SED 300 Principles of Teaching and Technology in the Secondary Classroom 3
ERM 355 Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-12 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
ESS 101 Introduction to Geology 3
SED 360 Science Education in the Secondary School 3
LAN 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
BIO XXXBiology Elective 1 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Semester Eight
SED 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 2 6
SED 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 2 6
 Total Credits125-126

300 level or above (except BIO 469)


Field course. Clearances required.