Major in Science Education 9-12: Life Science Emphasis (B.A.)
BIO120
BIO121
Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4
BIO122
122D
Introduction to Organismic Biology
and Introduction to Organismic Biology Lab 2
4
BIO126
BIO127
Integrative Biology and Global Health
and Integrative Biology and Global Health Lab 2
4
BIO399Introduction to Research1
BIO495Biology Seminar1
BIO496Biology Research1
BIO499Biology Symposium1
BIO238
BIO239
Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4
BIO330
BIO331
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
4
or BIO 342/343 Aquatic Biology
BIO332
BIO333
Genetics
and Genetics Lab
4
BIO354
BIO355
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
4
BIO372
BIO373
Plant Taxonomy and Ecology
and Plant Taxonomy and Ecology Lab
3
or BIO 380/383 Environmental Plant Biology
CHE113
113D
CHE214
CHE215
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
3
or CHE 208/208D Accelerated General Chemistry
PHY102
102D
Concepts in Physics
and Concepts in Physics Lab
4
Choose one of the following:4
Precalculus 2
Calculus 1 2
Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design 2
EDU200Introduction to Education3
EDU201Introduction to Education Field Experience1
EDU203School Health and Drugs2
EDU240Educational Psychology3
EDU241Educational Psychology Field Experience1
EDU317GZEducational Equity 23
EDU320Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
EDU321Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
EDU420Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3
EDU429Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121
EDU490Student Teaching Block 314
Total Credits79
Major79
General Education51-52
Total Credits130-131
1

This course meets a General Education requirement. 

2

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 138-139 credits.

3

In order to meet requirements for endorsements and duel majors this number is subject to change. Students should consult with their advisor. 

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each content area and education course in the major (BIO, CHE, GEL, PHY, PSY, MAT, EDU). Courses with grades of C- or lower must be repeated.

Students with K-12 licensure in Science Education may choose one or more Middle Level Endorsements. See endorsement area listing under Major in Elementary Education with Middle Level Endorsement in the Education section of this catalog.

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B.A. in Science Education 9-12: Life Science Emphasis 2016-2017: Option 1 - CWILT

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology
or BIO 126/127 Integrative Biology & Global Health/Lab  or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology & Global Health/Lab
CHE113
113D General Chemistry I
4 CHE214
CHE215 General Chemistry II and General Chemistry II Lab
4
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 GES110 College Writing3
GES130 Christianity Western Culture4 GES125 Introduction to the Creative Arts4
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 16 3 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4Contemporary Western Life and Thought (L) course 3EDU200 Introduction to Education3
or BIO 122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology & Global Health/Lab  Biology environmental area of choice 4
BIO372
BIO373 Plant Taxonomy and Ecology and Plant Taxonomy and Ecology Lab
4 Math choice: MAT123M, MAT124M, PSY230M , Calculus 1, Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design4
Environmental Plant Biology and Environmental Plant Biology Lab World Culture (U) course3 3
THE201 Christian Theology3 Leisure and Lifetime Sports (Q) course 1
Second Language (S) course1 4  
 15 3 16
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO332
BIO333 Genetics and Genetics Lab
4Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3BIO495 Biology Seminar1
BIO399 Introduction to Research1 EDU203 School Health and Drugs2
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3 EDU240 Educational Psychology3
PHY202
202D Introductory Physics I
4 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
Science, Technology & Society (K) course 3 EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1
  EDU321 Integrated Literacy in the Content Areas1
  BIO238
BIO239 Human Anatomy and Physiology and Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab
4
 15 3 13
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO496 Biology Research1Interim Off EDU490 Student Teaching Block14
PHY112
112D Introduction to Astronomy
4 BIO499 Biology Symposium1
EDU420 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3  
EDU429 Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3  
 12-15 0 15
Total Credits: 127-130
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent. 

2

 May be taken in fall of senior year.

3

 The Education Department offers interim strips that meet the U requirement - EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options.

MN Basic skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department.

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 122.

This program assumes a student will use BIO122D, EDU317GZ, and math course to meet the general education Laboratory Science, Comparative Systems, and Math requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)

B.A. in Science Education 9-12: Life Science Emphasis 2016-2017: Option 2 - Humanities

First Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4GES147 Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4
or BIO 122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  or BIO 122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology
or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology & Global Health/Lab  or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology & Global Health/Lab
CHE113 General Chemistry I3 CHE214 General Chemistry II3
CHE113D General Chemistry I Lab1 CHE215 General Chemistry II Lab1
GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts1 GES244 Humanities III: European Enlightment and American Culture to 18774
GES145 Humanities I: Greco-Roman through Middle Ages4 BIB101 Introduction to the Bible3
Nature of Persons (N) course 3 PEA100 Physical Wellness for Life1
 16 4 16
Second Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO120
BIO121 Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology and Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology Lab
4World Culture (U) course 3 3EDU200 Introduction to Education3
or BIO122/122D Introduction to Organismic Biology  EDU201 Introduction to Education Field Experience1
or BIO126/127 Integrative Biology & Global Health/Lab  EDU203 School Health and Drugs2
GEL168
168D Geology
4 Biology environmental area choice 4
GES246 Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4 Math choice: MAT123M, MAT124M, PSY230M , Calculus 1, Introduction to Statistical Methods and Experimental Design4
Second Language (S) course1 4 Leisure and Lifetime sports (Q) course 1
 16 3 15
Third Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO399 Introduction to Research1Interpreting Biblical Themes (J) course 3BIO4962 Biology Research1
EDU317GZ Educational Equity3 EDU220 Introduction to Middle Level Education3
PHY202
202D Introductory Physics I
4 EDU240 Educational Psychology3
Biology organismic area choice 4 EDU241 Educational Psychology Field Experience1
Science, Technology & Society (K) course 3 PHY206
PHY207 Introductory Physics II and Introductory Physics II Lab
4
Cross Cultural Experience (Z) course 0-3 Biology cell & molecular area choice 4
 15-18 3 16
Fourth Year
FallCreditsInterimCreditsSpringCredits
BIO495 Biology Seminar1Contemporary Christian Issues (P) course 3EDU490 Student Teaching Block15
PHY112
112D Introduction to Astronomy
4 BIO499 Biology Symposium1
EDU320 Pedagogy and the Young Adolescent Learner1  
EDU420 Methods in Teaching Secondary Science3  
EDU429 Science Education Practicum in grades 5-8 or 5-121  
BIO choose from course or CHE224/225 or CHE226/227 4  
Artistic Experience (A) course 0-3  
 14-17 3 16
Total Credits: 137-143
1

 Students must complete through the second semester of a first year language course or equivalent. 

2

 May be taken in fall of senior year.

3

 The Education Department offers interim strips that meet the U requirement - EDU236UZ or EDU204UZ. See Education Abroad Options.

MN Basic skills tests (MTLE) required for full admission to the Education Department.

Because of possible double counting between General Education and the major, the actual total can be reduced to 122.

This program assumes a student will use BIO122D​, EDU317GZ, and math course to meet the general education Laboratory Science, Comparative Systems, and Math requirements. 

Most financial aid packages stipulate 12 credits/semester; Minnesota state grants are reduced when credit load falls below 15 credits/semester. (Interim credits may be split between fall and spring for state grant purposes only.)