Adolescence Education: Biology Bachelor of Science

Department of Biology
Office: 221 Science Center
(716) 673-3282
Patricia Smith Astry, Department Chairperson
William D. Brown, Program Coordinator
Email: biology@fredonia.edu
Website: http://home.fredonia.edu/biology

Students who wish to teach biology may obtain initial certification by completing the Biology Adolescence Education program and the required courses in Professional Education.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biology Adolescence Education

Core Program (37 credit hours):

BIOL 131Introductory Ecology and Evolution

3

BIOL 132Introductory Ecology and Evolution Laboratory

1

BIOL 133Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology

3

BIOL 134Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 237Genetics

3

BIOL 238Genetics Laboratory

1

BIOL 243Organismal Biology

3

BIOL 244Organismal Biology Laboratory

1

BIOL 330Ecology

3

BIOL 331Ecology Laboratory

1

BIOL 333Biochemistry

3

BIOL 334Biochemistry Laboratory

1

BIOL 421Biological Conservation

3

BIOL 431Senior Seminar

1

Nine additional credit hours of biology electives at the 300 to 400 level

9

Total Credit Hours:37

Required supporting course work (27-29 credit hours):

CHEM 115General Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 125General Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 116General Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 126General Chemistry Laboratory II

1

CHEM 215Organic Chemistry Lecture I

3

CHEM 225Organic Chemistry Laboratory I

1

CHEM 216Organic Chemistry Lecture II

3

CHEM 226Organic Chemistry Laboratory II

1

STAT 250Statistics for Scientists

3

PHYS 121College Physics I

3

PHYS 123College Physics Lab I

1

and

PHYS 122College Physics II

3

PHYS 124College Physics II Lab

1

or

PHYS 230University Physics I

4

PHYS 232University Physics I Lab

1

and

PHYS 231University Physics II

4

PHYS 233University Physics II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:27-29

Required education course work (39 credit hours):

SCED 105Nature of Science and Science Education

3

and

SCED 106Nature of Science Education Field Experience

0

EDU 224Adolescent Development

3

EDU 250Introduction to the Exceptional Learner

3

and

EDU 251Practicum in Inclusive Education II

0

SCED 276Literacy and Technology for Science and Mathematics

3

EDU 301Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Child Abuse and Child Abduction

1

EDU 302Safe Schools/Healthy Students: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse

1

EDU 303Safe Schools/Healthy Students-DASA: Safety Education/Fire and Arson/School Violence

1

SCED 303Assessment for Inquiry-Based Science

3

SCED 305Diversity in the Teaching of Science and Mathematics

3

and

SCED 313Diversity in Teaching Math and Science Field Experience

0

EDU 349Educational Psychology

3

SCED 419Adolescence Science Methods

3

EDU 430Student Teaching in the Secondary School

15

Total Credit Hours:39

 

Total Credit Hours: 103-105

Students should refer to the Education section of this catalog for a description of the certification requirements for this degree. Students must also maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA overall and in the major to be admitted into the senior SCED 419 Adolescence Science Methods and EDU 430 Student Teaching (Capstone experience) in the Secondary School. Upon completion of this program the student will be recommended for the initial certificate to teach in N.Y. State public schools.

Students who wish to teach biology may obtain initial certification by completing the Biology Adolescence Education program and the required courses in Professional Education. New York State mandates that Adolescence Education majors demonstrate competence in a foreign language. This requirement must be satisfied in any one of the following ways:

  • Score of 85 percent or higher on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Requirement is fulfilled.
  • Scores of 65 percent - 84 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course or an Elementary II level course of a language or equivalent course(s), or successfully complete an equivalent Fredonia proficiency exam.
  • Scores below 65 percent on New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language.
  • If student did not take a New York State Regents Exam or New York State High School Equivalent Exam*: Student needs to take an Elementary I level course and an Elementary II level course or equivalent course(s) of the same language

NOTE: The General Education foreign language requirement differs from the certification requirement and must be satisfied for degree conferral.

* High School Equivalent Exam refers to a New York State Local School District Exam or Regional Exam in a Foreign Language.

As of December 31, 2013, candidates in all education programs are required to complete training under the Dignity for All Students Act (DASA). Beginning in the Fall 2013 semester, the training required under the Dignity for All Student Act (DASA) will be included in EDU 303 at Fredonia. Undergraduate candidates planning to graduate after Fall 2013 who have already completed EDU 303 on campus or taken a workshop as a substitution for EDU 303 must also complete the EDU DASA workshop prior to graduation.