Secondary Education: Biology Teaching Option

Effective May 2017

This major is under an administrative enrollment control. Please review the Entrance-to-Major requirements found at https://advising.psu.edu/entrance-major-requirements

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 015: Rhetoric and CompositionNotes for: ENGL 015 (GWS)

ENGL 015 (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 030: Honors Freshman CompositionNotes for: ENGL 030 (GWS)

ENGL 030 (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 140: Calculus With Analytic Geometry I Notes for: MATH 140 (GQ)

MATH 140 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
BIOL 110: Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity Notes for: BIOL 110 (GN)

BIOL 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
PSYCH 100: PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 100 (GS)

PSYCH 100 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
1
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CHEM 110: Chemical PrinciplesNotes for: CHEM 110 (GN)

CHEM 110 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CHEM 111: Experimental ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 111 (GN)

CHEM 111 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1
MATH 141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry IINotes for: MATH 141 (GQ)

MATH 141 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or STAT 200: Elementary StatisticsNotes for: STAT 200 (GQ)

STAT 200 (GQ)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
CAS 100A: Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100A (GWS)

CAS 100A (GWS)

Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
3
Health and Physical Activity

Health and Physicial Activity (GHA)

1.5
BIOL 220W: Biology: Populations and CommunitiesNotes for: BIOL 220W (GN)

BIOL 220W (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 16.5

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
BIOL 230W: Molecules and CellsNotes for: BIOL 230W (GN)

BIOL 230W (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or B M B 251 and B M B 252:Notes for: B M B 251 and B M B 252

B M B 251 and B M B 252

Students must take both B M B 251 and B M B 252 to replace BIOL 230W.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
EDPSY 014: Learning and InstructionNotes for: EDPSY 014

EDPSY 014

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 112: Chemical PriniciplesNotes for: CHEM 112 (GN)

CHEM 112 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 113: Experimental ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 113 (GN)

CHEM 113 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Literature SelectionNotes for: Literature (GH)

Literature (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
C I 295:Introductory Field Experience for Teacher PreparationNotes for: C I 295

C I 295

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
2
Total credits 16

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
C I 280: Introduction to Teaching English to English Language LearnersNotes for: C I 280 (GH)

C I 280 (GH)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
HD FS 239: Adolescent DevelopmentNotes for: HD FS 239 (GS)

HD FS 239 (GS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or PSYCH 412: AdolescenceNotes for: PSYCH 412

PSYCH 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 240W:Biology: Function and Development of OrganismsNotes for: BIOL 240W (GN)

BIOL 240W (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PHYS 250: Introductory Physics I Notes for: PHYS 250 (GN)

PHYS 250 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PHYS 211:General Physics:MechanicsNotes for: PHYS 211 (GN)

PHYS 211 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
EDTHP 400 Level SelectionNotes for: EDTHP 400 Level Selection

EDTHP 400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or EDTHP 115: Education in American SocietyNotes for: EDTHP 115

EDTHP 115

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 17

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
SPLED 400: Teaching Exceptional Students in General Education SettingsNotes for: SPLED 400

SPLED 400

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PHYS 251:Introductory Physics IINotes for: PHYS 251 (GN)

PHYS 251 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PHYS 212: General Physics: Electricity and MagnetismNotes for: PHYS 212 (GN)

PHYS 212 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social SciencesNotes for: ENGL 202A (GWS)

ENGL 202A (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ENGL 202B: Effective Writing: Writing in the Humanities Notes for: ENGL 202B (GWS)

ENGL 202B (GWS)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 427:EvolutionNotes for: BIOL 427

BIOL 427

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ANTH 021: Introductory Biological AnthropologyNotes for: ANTH 021 (GN)

ANTH 021 (GN)

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or ANTH 460: Human GeneticsNotes for: ANTH 460

ANTH 460

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or GEOSC 204: GeobiologyNotes for: GEOSC 204

GEOSC 204

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or GEOSC 424: Paleontology and FossilsNotes for: GEOSC 424

GEOSC 424

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
B M B 211: Elementary Biochemistry/B M B 212 Elementary Biochemistry LaboratoryNotes for: B M B 211

B M B 211

B M B 211 is related to and a prerequisite for the companion laboratory course B M B 212 (1 credit).
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or B M B 401: General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 401

B M B 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or B M B 402: General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 402

B M B 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 202: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 202

CHEM 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 203: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 203

CHEM 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 210: Organic Chemistry INotes for: CHEM 210

CHEM 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 212: Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 212

CHEM 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CHEM 213: Laboratory Organic ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 213

CHEM 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
Total credits 17-18

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
SCIED 411: Teaching Secondary Science INotes for: SCIED 411

SCIED 411

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts Selection

Arts Selection (GA)

3
BIOL 300-400 level selectionNotes for: BIOL 300-400 level selection

BIOL 300-400 level selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Health and Physical Activity

Health and Physical Activity (GA)

1.5
B M B 211: Elementary Biochemistry/B M B 212 Elementary BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 211, B M B 212

B M B 211, B M B 212

B M B 211 is related to and a prerequisite for the companion laboratory course B M B 212 (1 credit).
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or B M B 401: General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 401

B M B 401

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or B M B 402: General BiochemistryNotes for: B M B 402

B M B 402

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 202: Fundamentals of Organic ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 202

CHEM 202

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 203: Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 203

CHEM 203

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 210: Organic ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 210

CHEM 210

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 212: Organic Chemistry IINotes for: CHEM 212

CHEM 212

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or CHEM 213: Laboratory Organic ChemistryNotes for: CHEM 213

CHEM 213

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3-4
Total credits 16.5

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
SCIED 412: Teaching Secondary Science IINotes for: SCIED 412

SCIED 412

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
C I 495C: Clinical Application of Instruction - Secondary EducationNotes for: C I 495C

C I 495C

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Arts Selection

Arts Selection (GA)

3
BIOL 300-400 Level SelectionNotes for: BIOL 300-400 Level Selection

BIOL 300-400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 300-400 Level SelectionNotes for: BIOL 300-400 Level Selection

BIOL 300-400 Level Selection

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 15

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
C I 495E: Practicum in Student Teaching - Secondary EducationNotes for: C I 495E

C I 495E

No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
15
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

  • Must complete at least 3 cr. of United States (US) and 3 cr. of International Cultures (IL).
  • W is the code used to designate courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum requirement.
  • First Aid and CPR certification required. (on-line courses not acceptable)
  • Summer study could reduce some of the credit loads above.
  • Academic Advising Notes: The course series listed above is only one of many possible ways to move through this curriculum.   Please be sure to also use the curriculum checksheets and degree audits, as well as consult with an adviser about appropriate scheduling sequences, clearances for field experiences and testing requirements. Advisers also can assist students in identifying coursework offered at Penn State in the SUMMER.

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 015 (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
CAS 100A (GWS)
Effective Fall 2012, all incoming Schreyer Honors College freshmen at University Park will take ENGL/CAS 137H in the fall semester and ENGL/CAS 138T in the spring semester. These course carry GWS designation and replace both ENGL 030 and CAS 100. Each course is 3 credits. At the discretion of the college, ENGL/CAS 138T satisfies the first-year seminar requirement.
B M B 251 and B M B 252
Students must take both B M B 251 and B M B 252 to replace BIOL 230W.
B M B 211
B M B 211 is related to and a prerequisite for the companion laboratory course B M B 212 (1 credit).
B M B 211, B M B 212
B M B 211 is related to and a prerequisite for the companion laboratory course B M B 212 (1 credit).
C I 495E
No Additional coursework permitted during Student Teaching.