Program Requirements

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 (12-21 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), 161(1), 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 ā€œCā€ 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.