Biology: Instructional Grade 7-12 Certification

Earn a Certificate of Education for Biology (grades 7-12)

Are you interested in the study of living things? Would you like to share this knowledge with others?

The Biology Secondary Education program at Marywood provides a strong background in biology and the physical sciences. You'll learn basic concepts in biology, chemistry, math, and physics, as well as more advanced concepts in areas such as molecular biology, anatomy, microbiology, and ecology.

Lab work is a vital element of the Biology Secondary Education degree because we believe that the teachers of tomorrow are also the scientists of tomorrow.

  • Prepares biology and/or general science teachers (grades 7-12)
  • Approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Study living forms and of modern advances

Certification Information:

  • Teacher certification requires completion of an approved program and qualifying scores on state tests.
  • On the undergraduate level, students must earn their bachelor's degree in their specialty area and in education.
  • On the graduate level, students can pursue the certification only or the certification and the MAT degree.

Outcomes & Opportunities

Top Employers

  • Bio Laboratories
  • Middle Schools
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Pharmaceutical Companies

Top Career Paths

  • Biologist
  • Physician
  • Microbiologist
  • Biology Teacher

Dig Deeper Into the Program Details

Graduate Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • “B” average during undergraduate study or demonstrated potential for graduate work
  • Completed application
  • Essay
  • Official, sealed transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation

VISIT GRADUATE ADMISSIONS

The Education Program is located in the The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues. This facility contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space.
The front of the science center with a Marywood banner on the lightpole in front of it and multiple trees surrounding the building

Center for Natural and Health Sciences

206 Morgan Road
Map & Directions

The Center for Natural and Health Sciences contains various science laboratories, computer labs, the 100-seat Comerford Theatre, and various classrooms. Classrooms for our Math and Computer Science, Science, Nursing, and Public Administration programs are in this building.

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Science Center Classrooms


Map & Directions

The Center for Natural and Health Sciences contains classrooms for our Math and Computer Science, Science, Nursing, and Public Administration programs.

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McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies

1201 University Avenue
Map & Directions

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students. Market Marywood is also located here.

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McGowan Center Classrooms


Map & Directions

The McGowan Center for Graduate and Professional Studies, located on the corner of University and North Washington Avenues, contains classrooms and related clinical/professional space for Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology and Counseling, Education, and Business students.

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