DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY
 
 
 

Biology Education Curriculum

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B.S. PROGRAM IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION (GRADES 6-12)

(Certification — Biology)

 

Biology Education majors should note that certification requirements are established by the Louisiana Department of Education and are subject to change. Students should consult their advisors each semester. Education majors should consult the Division of Education section in this catalog for requirements to be formally admitted into Xavier’s Teacher Education Program.

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

BIOL 1230/1230L-BIOL 1240/1240L

4

4

General Biology

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L-
CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

EDUC 1000

0

Teacher Prep

Communication Studies

 

3

Essential Core

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Foreign Languages

3

3

Fundamental Core

Freshman Seminar

1

1

First Year Experience

Social Science

3

 

Essential Core

 

18

18

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

BIOL 2000/2000L

4

 

Biodiversity

BIOL 2010/2010L

 

4

General Microbiology

EDUC 2005R

 

0

Praxis PPST Reading

EDUC 2005W

 

0

Praxis PPST Writing

EDUC 2005M

 

0

Praxis PPST Math

EDUC 2040

 

3

Introduction to Exceptional Child

EDUC 2044

3

 

Classroom Organ. and Mgmt.

EDUC 2200

 

3

Multicultural Education

ENGL 2010

3

 

World Literature

Fine Arts

3

 

Essential Core

MATH 1030-1020

4

3

Pre-Calculus/Basic Statistics I

Philosophy

 

3

Essential Core

Physical Education (activity course)

1

 

Essential Core

 

18

16

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

 

All majors must have passed all parts of Praxis I and should have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program before taking junior-level Education and Psychology courses.

BIOL 3110/3110L

4

 

Genetics

BIOL Elective

 

4

Biology

BIOL 4210

 

1

Intro. to Scientific Literature

EDUC 3005L

 

0

Praxis PLT

EDUC 3040

3

 

Educational Psychology

EDUC 4005S

 

0

Praxis Specialty Area

EDUC 4090

 

3

Adolescent Psychology

African American Studies

 

3

Essential Core

Expansive Core

3

 

Expansive Core

History

 

3

Essential Core

Philosophy

3

 

Essential Core

Theology

3

3

Essential Core

 

16

17

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

BIOL 4550

3

 

Adv. Readings in Biology

Biology Electives

5

 

Biology

EDSC 3023

3

 

Special Methods

EDSC 3023B

 

3

Methods of Teaching Biology

EDSC 4061T

 

9

Student Teaching

EDSC 4150

 

3

Teaching Rdg. in Content Area

EDUC 4060S

 

0

Student Teaching Seminar

IPSC or PHYS Expansive Core (recommended)

3

 

Expansive Core

 

14

15

 

 

 

SUMMARY: B.S. PROGRAM IN BIOLOGY EDUCATION (GRADES 6-12)

 

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3, MATH 1020), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1230), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

First Year Experience (2), African American Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Science (3, CHEM 1010), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity-based), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

Including one IPSC or PHYS Expansive Core course (3) (recommended)*

6

Major**

30

(BIOL 1230)/BIOL 1230L (1), BIOL 1240/1240L (4), BIOL 2000/2000L (4), BIOL 2010/2010L (4), BIOL 3110/3110L (4), BIOL 4210 (1), BIOL 4550 (3), BIOL Electives (9)

 

Education

33

EDSC 3023 (3), EDSC 3023B (3), EDSC 4061T (9), EDSC 4150 (3), EDUC 1000 (0), EDUC 2005 R/W/M (0, Praxis), EDUC 2040 (3), EDUC 2044 (3), EDUC 2200 (3), EDUC 3005L (0), EDUC 3040 (3), EDUC 4005S (0), EDUC 4060S (0), EDUC 4090 (3)

 

Other Required Courses**

9

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L (1), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L (4); MATH 1030 (4)

 

Total Hours

132

 

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*Teacher certification standards require 3 hours in IPSC or PHYS, in addition to the other courses listed above.

**See also required specified courses in Fundamental and Essential Core above.

 

 

Note: This listing is based on the 2010-2012 Xavier University catalog. Students follow the curriculum prescribed in the catalog effective when they were admitted, and requirements may differ for students admitted earlier; such students should consult their catalog or academic advisor for additional information.

 


 
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