Candidates seeking license to teach biology and/or general science, grades 7-12, enroll as biology and/or general science majors and education minors. Some students may elect to pursue certification in both areas of biology and general science.
A total of 58 Science credits is required to complete the degree, and Liberal Arts credit requirements. In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Department of Education (total of 27 Education credits).
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Accomplished Science Faculty
Michael Kiel, Ph.D.
Chairperson, Associate Professor of Biology
Courses: Cell biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology
Robin Ertl, Ph.D.
Mary Ann Smith, B.S., B.A., M.A.
Courses: Introductory Chemistry and General Chemistry
Christopher Brey, Ph.D.
Courses: Biotechnology, Genetics
The $6.4 million Center for Natural and Health Sciences is equipped with four large laboratories, a newly renovated Biotechnology research lab, an environmental wet laboratory, a greenhouse, three computer laboratories, and a multi-media auditorium.
The education program benefits from Marywood’s commitment to provide all students with state-of-the-art technology. The department maintains a curriculum laboratory of texts, manipulative materials, and software designed for K-12 programs. In addition, students are able to access an Assistive Technology Lab with the latest adaptive technology for preparation to implement Universal Design for Learning. If your goal is to work with infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children, you will have access to Marywood’s own childcare and preschool programs.
Candidates seeking license to teach general science (grades 7-12) enroll as general science majors and education minors.
Undergraduate Admissions Requirements
- Official SAT and/or ACT scores
- Completed application
- Official transcripts
- Letter of recommendation
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B.S. General Science/Secondary Education
A total of 52 Science credits are required to complete the degree, in addition to Education Department credits and liberal arts credit requirements. The following courses are required.
|BIOL 121, 121L||Anatomy and Physiology I||
|BIOL 122, 122L||Anatomy and Physiology II||
|BIOL 150, 150L||General Biology I||
|BIOL 151, 151L||General Biology II||
|BIOL 410||Science Literacy Capstone||
|BIOL 411B||Curriculum Methods and Materials||
|CHEM 131, 131L||General Chemistry I||
|CHEM 132, 132L||General Chemistry II||
|CHEM 221, 221L||Organic Chemistry I||
|ENVS 420, 420L||Ecology||
|PHYS 303, 303L||General Physics I||
|PHYS 304, 304L||General Physics II||
|MATH 216||Statistics for the Behavioral and Social Sciences||
In addition, students must fulfill the requirements of the Department of Education (total of 34 Education credits). The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Professional Education Requirements for Teacher Education Programs in Biology or General Science
|EDUC 001-003||Field Experience||0|
|EDUC 100, 101||Introduction to Education||.5, .5|
|SPED 100||Characteristics of Students with Disabilities||3|
|PSY 252||Adolescent Psychology||3|
|EDUC 311*||Educational Psychology||3|
|SPED 367*||Behavioral Management recommended||3|
|EDUC 411A*||Effective Instruction in Secondary and K-12 Education||3|
|EDUC 414*||Social Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 442/SPED300||Student Teaching/CurriculumAdaptations||9, 3|
|EDUC 461*||Methods, Materials, and Assessment ELL||3|
*require upper level screening
Additional critical information is contained in the Education section of the catalog.
The curriculum requirements discussed in this section are subject to change, based on guidelines established by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.