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Bachelor of Science in Biology
6-12 Biology Licensure Program
2017-2018

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY - Office of Teacher Licensure

Governor

Program Contact Information:

Ms. Michelle Rogers
rogersm@apsu.edu
931.221.6480

 

 

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BIOLOGY TEACHING MAJOR (6-12*)

Praxis II Required Testing: Test Code 5235  Biology: Content  Knowledge (minimum score 148)

Every student MUST coordinate with Michelle Rogers of the Department of Biology during their second semester in the program to determine when the student will be allowed to enroll in BIOL 4400.  The course is only made available through advance planning and is not offered every year.  It is important to note that this course MUST be completed before Residency I.  Michelle Rogers, 221-6480, rogersm@apsu.edu

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

Math 1730 Precalculus, (4)

Geog 1010 Physical Geography (3)

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS:

Biol 1110  Principles of Life (4)

Biol 1120  Principles of Life II (4)

Biol 3000  Biological Methods (4)

Choose two of the following: 
              Biol 3050 General Microbiology (4)
              Biol 3060  Zoological Diversity (4)
              Biol 3070 Botanical Diversity (4)

Biol 3130  Genetics (4)

Biol 3330  Principles of Evolution (4)

Biol 4080  General Ecology (4)

Biol 4110  Animal Physiology (4) OR  Biol 4160 Human Physiology (4)

Biol 4440  Cell and Molecular Biology (4)

*Biol 4400 Teaching Science in High School (3) – See note above.  Advance scheduling is required.

Additional Requirements for Licensure and Graduation:

Chem 1010 (4) and 1020 (4)  Chemistry: Society and the Environment (Total - 8)

            OR  Chem 1110 (4) AND 1120 (4)  General Chemistry (Total - 8)

Chem/Phys 1710 (4)  Introduction to Chemistry and Physics 

Educ 4610 Student Teaching: 6-8 (5

Educ 4710 Student Teaching: 9-12 (5)

Educ 4950 Seminar (2)

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION MINOR:

Educ  2100 Foundations of Education (2)

Educ 4270 Evaluation and Assessment  (3)

Educ  3040 Instructional Technology (3)

Educ 4440 Theories of Learning (3)

Educ  3070 Instructional Strategies (3)

Sped 2300 Introduction to Special Education (3)

Educ  4160 Teaching Diverse Students (3)

**Educ 4080  Classroom Management (3)


*Student completing this major will be licensed by the state of Tennessee to teach biology in high school and general science in middle and high school.

**Requires Milestone II status                               

NOTE:  Successful completion of Milestones I, II, III, IV are required for teacher licensure programs.  Milestone assessment criteria is available at http://www.apsu.edu/educ                                                                                                                       

August 28, 2017