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Biology Secondary Education

Department: Biology

Total Credits: 93-97

Required and Recommended FISHN and GE courses

These courses are either required for State Certification or highly recommended by Juniata for teacher preparation in Biology. They are to be taken as part of your GE and FISHN requirements. (THESE COURSES ARE NOT TO BE LISTED IN THE POE). English Composition, CWS 5 credits (General Education requirement) English Literature, 3 credits (Required for certification, take as one of your H electives).

Recommended IC Courses

Interdisciplinary Colloquia IC 204: God, Evolution and Culture, 4 credits (one IC course is required for graduation for Juniata, this course is recommended for students interested in teaching biology due to its coverage of the ongoing controversy of Evolution in the public education, however, students should feel free to take any IC course at Juniata.)

POE Requirements

The following courses are required for a POE in Biology Secondary Education:

General Science and Math Requirements: 27 credits Chemistry: CH 105 and CH 121, CH 106 and CH 122, and CH 230; 11 credits. Physics: Either PC 200 and 201 or PC 202 and PC 203 each with PC 206 and PC 207, 8 credits. Mathematics: Two courses including MA 130 (Calculus I), BI 305 (Biostatistics) recommended as the second mathematics course as it fulfills both an elective in upper level biology and the second math course, 7-8 credits. Geology (GL 100 & 101), 4 credits. General Biology Requirements: 30 credits (23 credits specified, 8 upper level elective)

A minimum of 15 credit hours of advanced biology coursework. (Biology designated courses numbered in the 300's and 400's). Qualifying courses have a BI designation. Approved Biology transfer credits and the following courses also qualify: CH 301, CH 416, ESS 320, ESS 325, PY 337. Note: If Biostatistics (BI 305) is taken to fulfill the mathematics requirement under "General Coursework Requirements", it can also be counted toward 4 of the 8 upper-level elective Biology requirements specified in this section, thereby reducing total number of courses you must take. Required Biology Requirements (23 credits)

The following courses must be taken. Substitutions and transfer credit require the approval of the Biology Department.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
BI 111 Biology I 3 N  
BI 113 Biology II 3 N  
BI 121 Biology Lab I 1 corequisite BI 111 N QS
BI 122 Biology Lab II 1 corequisite BI 113 N QS
BI 222 Cell Biology 3 C or better in BI 111 or BI 113, AND CH 106 (pass) or B or better in CH 105 with corequisite CH 106 N  
BI 289 Frontiers of Biology 1 N  
BI 210 Genetics 3 BI 222 or BI 222X, corequisite
BI 212 or BI 212X
N  
BI 212 Genetics & Cell Biology Lab. 1 BI 222 & corequisite, BI 210 N  
BI 300
and
BI 301
General Ecology
General Ecology Laboratory
3

1
BI 105, BI 121 or permission

corequisite BI 300
N

N
 
BI 339 Organic Evolution 3 BI 210 N CW

Specific Education Requirements: 37 credits

The following courses must be taken. Substitutions and transfer credit require the approval of the Education Department.

Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education 3 corequisite ED 111 S
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience 1 corequisite ED 110 S
ED 130 Adolescent Development 3 S
ED 201 Educational Technology 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121or ED 130 S
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities 4 ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240 S CW
ED 420* Secondary Methods 4 ED 341 and permission S CW
ED 399 Special Secondary Methods for Science and Math 1 S
ED 450 Student Teaching 14 corequisite ED 451 S
ED 451 Student Teaching Seminar 1 corequisite ED 450 S

Suggested Progression of Coursework

Year Fall Credits Spring Credits
Freshman BI 111, Biology IBI 121, Biology Lab I CH 105, Chem Concepts I CH 121, Organic Chemistry Lab I
ED 130, Adolescent Development EN 110, College Writing Seminar
IT 100, Information Access
Total credits
3
1
3
1
3
4
1
16
BI 113, Biology IIBI 122, Biology Lab IICH 106, Chem Concepts II
CH 122, Organic Chemistry Lab II
MA 130, Calculus 1
ED 110, Foundations of Education
ED 111, Foundations of Education Practicum Total credits
3
1
3
1
4
31
16
Sophomore BI 222, Cell Biology BI 305, Biostatistics (if taken for 2nd math course)
GL 100, Introduction to Geology
GL 101, Introductory Geology Lab BI 289, Biology Seminar
ED 240, Intro. to Students with Exceptionalities
Total credits
3
4
3
3
1
1
3
15
BI 210, Genetics BI 212, Cell Bio/Genetics Lab
(Chemistry Elective)
IC 204, God & Evolution (if taken as recommended IC)
English Literature
ED 201, Education Technology
Total credits
3
1
4
3
3
14
Junior CH 230, Bioinorganic
ED 341, Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities
PC 200, General Physics I
PC 206, Physics Laboratory I
(Fine Arts Distribution)
(International Distribution)
Total credits
3
4
3
1
17
ED 420, Secondary Methods
BI 339, Organic Evolution
PC 203, General Physics II
PC 207, General Physics Laboratory II
BI 300, General Ecology
BI 301, General Ecology Laboratory
ED 399, Special Secondary Methods for Science and Math
Total credits
4
3
3
1
3
1
1
16
Senior ED, 450 Student Teaching
ED 451, Student Teaching Seminar
Total credits
14
1
15
Biology Elective
(CA course)
(Humanities Distribution)
(Fine Arts Distribution)
(International Distribution)
Total credits
4
3
3
3
3
16

Students seeking teacher certification complete Biology courses (31 credits); additional courses in sciences, math, and English to meet general certification requirements (29 credits); and education courses plus student teaching (37 credits). To complete the program in four years, students must plan carefully. For students interested in Study Abroad, the Biology and Education Departments strongly recommend summer study abroad as a good way to complete some liberal arts distribution requirements. The Biology/ Secondary Education POE (94 -98credits) combined with all other graduation requirements (courses in parentheses) =~122-126 credits.

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