Biology Major— B.A. with Teaching Option

Biology

BIOL 12100Principles of Biology I, Cell and Molecular

4

BIOL 12200Principles of Biology II, Ecology and Evolution

4

BIOL 22700Genetics

4

BIOL 27100General Ecology

4

BIOL 30100Literature in Biology

2

BIOL 30200Research in Biology

3

BIOL 32400Wonderful Life: Genes, Evolution, and Biodiversity

3

or

BIOL 47800Evolution

3

BIOL 35400Cell Biology

4

BIOL 41100Biology Seminar

0.5

BIOL 41200Biology Seminar

0.5

BIOL xxxxxOne elective course in biology

3-4

Total Credit Hours:32-33

Note: Courses that do not count as biology electives include any courses listed as required; any level-1 courses; BIOL 20000; BIOL 20500; BIOL 21000; BIOL 30000; BIOL 40000; BIOL 40100; and BIOL 40200. Biochemistry I and II (BIOC 35300 and BIOC 35400) may be used as biology electives, but no other courses in biochemistry may count.

Chemistry

CHEM 12100Principles of Chemistry

4

or

CHEM 12300Principles of Chemistry - Enriched Section

4

CHEM 12400Experimental Chemistry I

2

CHEM 22100Organic Chemistry I

3

Total Credit Hours:9

Additional laboratory sequence in physics or chemistry

Select one sequence from the following:

PHYS 10100Introduction to Physics I

4

PHYS 10200Introduction to Physics II

4

or

PHYS 11700Principles of Physics I: Mechanics

4

PHYS 11800Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism

4

or

CHEM 22200Organic Chemistry II

3

CHEM 22500Experimental Chemistry II

2

CHEM 23200Quantitative Chemistry

3

Total Credit Hours:8-9

Mathematics

Select one of the following:

MATH 10800Calculus for Decision Making

4

MATH 11100Calculus I

4

MATH 11200Calculus II

4

MATH 14500Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences

4

Total Credit Hours:4

Core education requirements

EDUC 10100Literacy Education for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

EDUC 20100Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher

2

EDUC 21010Educational Psychology

3

EDUC 21910Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice

3

EDUC 22900Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators

2

EDUC 23900Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms

3

EDUC 34000Social and Cultural Foundations of Education

3

EDUC 40810Pedagogy and Practice across the Disciplines

3

EDUC 41010Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher

3

EDUC 41210Seminar in Reflective Practice

3

EDUC 49810Professional Semester in Education

12

EDUC 19210Child Abuse Identification and Prevention

0

EDUC 19220Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention

0

EDUC 19230School Violence Prevention

0

Total Credit Hours:39

Additional requirements

  1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.
  2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
  3. All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their subject. 
  4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in EDUC 40810 and EDUC 41010 to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  5. EDUC 49810 Professional Semester in Education and EDUC 41210 Seminar in Reflective Practice constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that have the potential to affect time for teaching and preparation.
  6. During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
  7. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant’s intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
  8. The department chair and the coordinator of teacher education in the subject area must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
  9. The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.

Summary

Total, biology courses 

32-33 

Total, science and mathematics courses outside the biology department

21-22

Total, core education courses

 39

Electives

 26-28

Total, B.A. in biology with teaching option

120

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