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College of Education

Bachelor of Science

Science Teacher Education Biology Teacher Education (6-12)

BSCED-BS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Kimberly Hartman, Dean, (727) 712-5890

Program Summary

This teacher preparation program combines laboratory-based science work with practical, school-based experiences to prepare you for professional certification to teach science in grades 6-12. You earn a Bachelor of Science in Biology Teacher Education (6-12) and will be well prepared to teach topics related to Biological Sciences.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1101313221: SECONDARY BIOLOGY EDUCATION (BS)

Federal CIP Code

13.1322: Biology Teacher Education.

Job Related Opportunities

  • Our program prepares you for employment as a high school Biological Science teacher. Job prospects are best for teachers in high-demand fields, such as science, math and bilingual education.

Admission Rules

Admittance to this 61-credit program requires:
- An A.A. degree (or transcripts showing 60 credits from a regionally accredited school)
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 in all college classes
- Completion of the state-mandated prerequisites with a grade of C or higher
EDF 1005- Introduction to Education
EDF 2085 - Teaching Diverse Populations
EME 2040 - Introduction to Educational Technology
MAC 2311- Calculus & Analytic Geometry I
8 credits of Biology with Lab:
Biology with Lab I & II-BSC 2010 & BSC 2010L, BSC 2011 & BSC 2011L
8 credits of Chemistry or Physics with Lab
General Chemistry & Qualitative Analysis with Lab I & II-CHM 2045 & CHM 2045L, CHM 2046 & CHM 2046L
Note: This is preferred option because it also satisfies the prerequisites for BCH 3023, which is part of the major. If the chemistry prerequisites are not taken prior to admission to the College of Education, they must be completed during the two semesters.
Physics with Lab I & II-PHY 2048 & PHY 1048L, PHY 2049 & PHY 1049L

- Passing scores from all sections of Florida's General Knowledge test
Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult https://www.floridashines.org/ and review the
appropriate common prerequisite manual or see an academic advisor.

Graduation Rules

GPA:
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher is required for graduation.

CULTURAL DIVERSITY (6 credits):
Six credits with an international or diversity focus. This requirement may have been satisfied in the first 60 semester hours.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
Two years in high school or two semesters of college instruction in a single foreign language.

Completing all program requirements, including ESOL, demonstrating competency in the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAPS) at the pre-professional level, passing all sections of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) and passing the final internship are conditions of graduation.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or an academic advisor.

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Education Prerequisites (Grade of "C" or better required)

Introduction to Education
3
Diverse Populations
3
Introduction to Educational Technology
3

STATE MANDATED PREREQUISITES
Science & Mathematics Prerequisites (Grade of "C" or better required)

4
Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
4
Biology I with Lab
4
Biology II with Lab
8
General Chemistry I & II with labs (or Physics I & II with labs or General Physics I & II with labs)

AA GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
A.A. Degree

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Core Requirements (Complete 27 credits)

Student Development and Learning Principles K-12 *
3
Measurement, Evaluation and Assessment in Education K-12
3
Classroom Management and Communication K-12
3
Nature and Needs of Exceptional Students K-12 *
3
Reading within the Disciplines 5-12
3
Internship: Secondary Science Education 6-12 *
12

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 31 credits)

Elementary Organic and Biological Chemistry
3
Human Biology
3
Issues & Challenges in Science Education
2
Ecology
3
AND
Ecology Lab
1
Genetics
3
AND
Genetics Lab
1
Evolutionary Biology
3
Comparative Physiology
3
AND
Comparative Physiology Lab
1
Secondary Science Field Experience (6-8) *
1
Interactive Projects that Promote Learning in Science
3
Secondary School Science & Assessment with Technology
3
Instructional Methods in Secondary Science & Assessment with Technology Practicum *
1

MAJOR CORE COURSES
ESOL Requirements (Complete 3 credits)

ESOL Issues: Principles and Practices I P - 12 *
3

* School-based hours total 150 clinical clock hours plus a 15-week internship.

121
Total Credits