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Scientists' most important tools are their ability to integrate new knowledge—whether gained through research or study—with pre-existing knowledge, observation, and self-discipline. Combined, these tools help scientists to better understand the truth. The biology curriculum instills in students a deeper respect for all life forms, an understanding of the connection between all forms of life, the similarities between all life at the biochemical level, and the relationships between organisms in the evolution of life on Earth.
At a Glance
The Bachelor of
Science major in Biology combined with a minor in Secondary Education is the
basis for a career as a middle school or high school biology teacher. Students who aspire to teach middle school or high school biology also take a series
of education courses in the secondary education minor with regular observations in biology classrooms
in area middle schools or high schools during their sophomore and junior years
and then successful completion of a semester of senior student teaching.
This course of study
has been approved by the State of Maine Department of Education and allows
students to apply for certification as middle school or high school teachers. Students from other states should work
with their secondary education advisor to secure current certification
requirements for those states.
Students earn a
full bachelor’s degree in Biology. The Secondary Education Minor courses
are as follows:
Foundations of EducationSophomore Year:
Curriculum Design Practicum – Secondary EducationJunior Year:
Educational Psychology, Exceptionality, and Teaching Methods in the Secondary
Student Teaching and Measurement & Evaluation
Instructor, Sciences Dept.
MS, University of Southern MaineBS, University of Maine at Farmington
Learn more about Camilla
PhD candidate, University of VermontBS, Sacred Heart University
Learn more about Lucas
Instructor, Sciences Dept.
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Offering distance education for learners of all ages since 1976, Saint Joseph’s online programs include certificates, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees—academic levels that suit your level.
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