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New Admission Requirements Effective Fall 2013
Access the new education admission requirements, effective the Fall 2013 semester.
About the Program
Secondary Science Education, Biology:
- As a concurrent biology major, you can choose courses in microbiology, plant and fungi, animal, ecology, and evolution and gentetics.
- You will take specific courses designed to prepare you for becoming an educator in a secondary education classroom, grades six-12 in Wyoming.
- Upon successful completion of all coursework, field experiences, and a four-month residency teaching assignment, you will be eligible for a secondary science teaching credential with an edorsement in biology. Opportunities are also available for adding endorsements in earth science and chemistry.
- The program currently operates under a two-year cohort model. After completing all prerequisites, you will proceed through upper-division education coursework as a group.
- Scholarship opportunities are available at the UW/CC Center, designed specifically to assist students in the secondary science education, biology program.
The requirements to obtain the bachelor of arts degree in secondary science education with a concurrent major in biology include studies in both professional education courses, and science specialization. The professional sequence of courses in education is designed to provide a balance between theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the classroom. You will learn about teaching strategies, curriculum development and the history of education, and then through practical experience, have an opportunity to put this knowledge to use in the classroom.
Wyoming Teacher Education Program
Be part of a teacher education program that has received national recognition for its quality and innovation. As a student in technical teacher education, you will receive the direct benefit of learning to teach under the guidance of faculty committed to developing quality teachers and improving the learning of all students. When you finish with your studies, you will be ready to enter the classroom as a professionally prepared teacher.
A graduate from the secondary science education, biology program can reasonably expect to entertain offers of employment from school districts throughout Wyoming, and across the United States as well. However, since the degree includes a concurrent major in biology, you may also be able to use your degree for other opportunities outside of education, such as working in the private sector, working for the federal government, or applying for graduate school.
For more information about the Technical Education degree program, contact:
Jason Katzmann, assistant professor, secondary education
phone: (307) 268-2583