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Option Biology Teaching Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Education - College of Education



This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License to teach biology at the high school level (grades 9–12).



Pre-Education Level

Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required content course work.

Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Double Degree Advisor at least once a year in order to ensure they are on track to meet the prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying to the Professional Level.

Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)

Taken prior to Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service)
ED 472. Foundations of ESOL Education (3) 
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)

Biology Content Mastery Requirements (49 credits)

To be completed prior to the Professional Level. Most of these courses will also meet requirements for student's first degree.


Standard 1. Biology Sequence (12 credits)

BI 211, BI 212, BI 213.  *Principles of Biology (4,4,4)

Standard 2. Chemistry Sequence (15 credits)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) and CH 261, CH 262, CH 263. *Laboratory for Chemistry 231, 232, 233 (1,1,1)

Standard 3. Physics Sequence (10 credits)

PH 201, PH 202. *General Physics (5,5)

Standard 4. Other Life Science Disciplines (9 credits)

Choose 9 credits of upper-division courses from more than 1 area:
Anatomy and Physiology
Botany
Ecology
Evolution
Genetics
History of Science
Microbiology
Oceanography
Philosophy of Science
Zoology

Standard 5. Science Education (3 credits)

SED 413. Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3) (Secondary Section)

Professional Level

To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on all required Oregon licensure exams.

Professional Level Course Work (37–38 credits)

Taken in order during the Professional year-long program.

Taken during the Professional year-long program.

ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (1)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Experience)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Practicum)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (3) (Part-time Student Teaching)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10) (Full-time Student Teaching)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 425. Curriculum Implementation and Instructional Strategies 7-12 (4)
ED 427. Alternative Assessment for Middle and High School (2)
ED 493. Reading, Literature, and Language Development in the Content (2)
  or ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Education (3) 
ED 494. Content Standards and Curriculum Development for High School (3)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 62




 
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