Why Major in Biology Education?

Biology teachers guide students in discovering the marvelous logic, efficient simplicity and the design behind a myriad of complex events in nature. The technological revolution has added an infectious new excitement to the lessons of biology. Biology education today provides access to new knowledge, helping people understand how things happen in the natural and physical environment. Earn a Biology Teaching Degree at Ferris State.

The employment outlook for biology education students is excellent. Graduates of the biology education degree program are prepared to teach biology in high schools and also have the necessary basic preparation to enter a career in industry or pursue an advanced degree in science. One semester of directed biology teaching at the secondary level is required. A teaching minor is also required.

College Graduates in Biology Education Get Great Jobs

The biology education degree program is a four-year curriculum that may be selected as a college major. A teaching minor also is required. You cannot have a biology education teaching minor with this teaching major. Successful completion of the biology teaching degree program leads to recommendation for a Michigan secondary provisional teaching certificate. The biology education program is designed to take full advantage of the unusual, hands-on Ferris State instructional capabilities in developing both teaching and subject matter competency. Students of the biology education degree program receive the broad background in classroom, laboratory and field training essential to be effective biology teachers.

Bachelors Degree Biology Education Admission Requirements

High school students and and college students wishing to transfer into the biology education degree program with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 15. Students wishing to transfer into the biology education program with 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. College students transferring into the biology teaching degree program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult the biology teaching degree program description for other biology education admission requirements.

College Degree Biology Education Graduation Requirements

The biology education degree program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree through the School of Education, College of Education & Human Services. Graduates of the biology education degree program must complete all of Ferris State's general education, biology, and education requirements. Professional education requirements include a semester of directed student biology teaching. Consult the biology teaching degree and biology education degree program description for all graduation requirements.

A 2.50 GPA is required for successful completion of the biology education major.

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