Biology Major — B.A. with Teaching Option
No additional students are being admitted to this program as of Fall 2021.
This program prepares students for initial New York State certification to teach at the secondary school (7-12) level.
|Biology with Teaching Option B.A. Content Area Requirements||62-64|
|Core Education Requirements||41-47|
|Integrative Core Curriculum Requirements 1||17-29|
|BIOL 12100||Principles of Biology, Cell and Molecular||4|
|BIOL 12200||Principles of Biology, Ecology and Evolution||4|
|BIOL 20700||Communicating Biology||3|
|BIOL 27100||General Ecology||4|
|BIOL 30200||Research in Biology||3|
|BIOL 35400||Cell Biology||4|
|BIOL 41100||Biology Seminar||0.5|
|BIOL 41200||Biology: Seminar||0.5|
|Evolutionary Perspective: Select one of the following courses:||3-4|
|Biology of Oceanic Islands|
|The Evolution of Adaptations|
|Wonderful Life: Genes, Evolution, and Biodiversity|
|One course with Biology Elective attribute "BIEL" 1||3-4|
|BIOL 44000||Inquiry and the Nature of Science for the Science Teacher||3|
& CHEM 12200
|Principles of Chemistry|
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
|or CHEM 12300||Principles of Chemistry - Enriched Section|
|CHEM 12400||Experimental Chemistry I||2|
|CHEM 22100||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|LABORATORY SEQUENCE IN PHYSICS|
|Select one sequence from the following:||8|
|Introduction to Physics I|
and Introduction to Physics II
|Principles of Physics I: Mechanics|
and Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism
|ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS OUTSIDE THE DEPARTMENT|
|EDUC 34100||Science, Technology, and Society||1|
|ENVS 23000||Earth System Science 2||4|
|MATH 14500||Statistics for the Health, Life, and Social Sciences||4|
|CORE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS|
|EDUC 10200||Reading Foundations||2|
|EDUC 20200||Literacy Across the Disciplines for Middle and Secondary Education||2|
|EDUC 20100||Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher||2|
|EDUC 21010||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 21800||Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice||3|
|EDUC 21910||Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice||3|
|EDUC 22900||Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators||2|
|EDUC 23900||Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms||3|
|EDUC 34000||Social and Cultural Foundations of Education||3|
|EDUC 40800||Professional Development Seminar||0|
|EDUC 41010||Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher||3|
|EDUC 41210||Seminar in Reflective Practice||3|
|EDUC 49810||Professional Semester in Education||12|
|EDUC 19210||Child Abuse Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19220||Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19230||School Violence Prevention||0|
|EDUC 19240||Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention||0|
|Foreign Language Proficiency||0-6|
It is recommended that the elective choice be discussed with your advisor to confirm that the course meets the current specifications toward NYSED certification. Note a course may only count once in a major, so if it is used to fulfill other major requirements it cannot be used again here.
Although this course has a prerequisite, the Environmental Studies and Sciences department will waive the prerequisite for Biology with Teaching Option students.
Additional Education Requirements
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.
- All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
- All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A of 3.0 as well as a G.P.A. of 3.0 in their subject area coursework.
- Students must earn a grade of B or better in all EDUC courses in the Education Core to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
- EDUC 49810 and EDUC 41210 constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that have the potential to affect time for teaching and preparation.
- During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
- All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant’s intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
- The department chair and the coordinator of teacher education in the subject area must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
- The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.