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Biology and Biotechnology: Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    Becoming a biology teacher means you'll be entering into one of today's most exciting, in-demand careers. Choose the school that's focused on your success: Endicott.

    As a biology/biotechnology major, you can pursue Massachusetts state teaching licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, you can become licensed to teach at the middle (grades 5-8) or high school (grades 8-12) levels in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    The experience you gain at Endicott is comprehensive. You will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your secondary education courses, a junior year pre-practicum, and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, you will have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 130

     

    Freshman - Credits: 31

     

    • BIO 102/102L - Principles of Biology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
    • BIO 103/103L - Principles of Biology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 210 - Biostatistics (Cr: 3)
    • CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ED 010 - Communication/Literacy Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • MTH 134 - Calculus I (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

    Sophomore - Credits: 36

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 225 - Introduction to Biotechnology (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 311/311L - Genes and Genomes and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 207/207L - Organic Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 209/209L - Biochemistry and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)

    Junior - Credits: 35

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values & Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 201/201L - Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 202/202L - Anatomy and Physiology II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • BIO 320/320L - Cell and Molecular Biology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 12)
      (at least two must be above the 100 level)
    • BIO 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • BIO 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)
    • ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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