Science Education – Biology Major

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As a science education – biology major, you will be prepared to lead as well as master your content areas and the most current research-based knowledge of instruction and curriculum. Bethel enjoys partnerships with area school districts. Throughout the teacher preparation program, you will gain hundreds of hours of classroom experience, including a 12- to 15-week student teaching experience.

An effective teacher’s development includes acquiring the necessary skills, knowledge, and disposition to teach in a classroom or online setting. Bethel’s programs continually seek ways to ensure our teacher candidates receive the best instruction based on the latest educational research.

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12- to 15-week

student teaching placements

11:1

student-to-faculty ratio

100%

of students receive some form of financial assistance

Science Education – Biology Major

Bachelor of Science (BS) Program – 4 years

Courses will include:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Diversity in the Classroom
  • Educational Pedagogy
  • Teaching Exceptional Learners
  • School-Age Growth & Development
  • Specific Methods in Science
  • Content Specific Literacy
  • General Biology: Cell and Molecular / Botany and Zoology
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Ecology
  • Science & Faith Seminar

Prepare for an exciting future teaching:

  • Secondary education
  • Biology

You’ll gain career-shaping skills such as:

  • Social, political, economic and historical issues within schools
  • Theories and research concerning teaching and learning
  • An examination of students from diverse cultural, racial, economic, and language groups – as well as students with physical, psycho-social, and intellectual exceptionalities
  • The social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth of children as related to learning and the motivation to learn
  • Effective practices and adaptations for challenges of the modern classroom
  • General laboratory skills (microscopy, pipetting, molecular biology, chemistry)
  • How to design and perform your own experiments
  • In-depth knowledge of cells and molecules, and the chemistry and biochemistry associated with that knowledge
  • Demonstrating how God’s creation proclaims His name

 Student Teaching:

All students nearing completion of the secondary education program participate in Student Teaching during their senior year. Our program also offers many opportunities for tutoring and for practicum experiences in local classrooms.

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Secondary Education Major Highlights

Throughout the teacher preparation program, you will gain hundreds of hours of classroom experience, including a 12- to 15-week student teaching experience, and gain the necessary skills, knowledge, and disposition to teach in a classroom or online setting. Bethel’s programs continually seek ways to ensure our teacher candidates receive the best instruction based on the latest educational research.

Also Consider These Areas of Study

As you’re pursuing a degree in science education (biology), you may explore pairing it with one of the following degrees:

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