College of Education

Life Science Education/Teaching Major (Grades 9-12) (BA Traditional)

Students who complete this major and other state requirements are eligible to apply for a Minnesota teaching license for grades 9 through 12 Life Science.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisites from General Education
Biology I: The Unity of Life (4)
General Chemistry I (4)
Introduction to Psychology (4)
Select one of the following:
and Introduction to Probability and Statistics (7)
Calculus I
and Introduction to Probability and Statistics (7)
Required Content Courses 1
BIO 130Biology II: The Diversity of Life4
BIO 210Genetics4
BIO 220Plant Biology4
BIO 230Animal Biology and Physiology4
BIO 300Microbiology4
BIO 330Cell Biology4
CHE 116General Chemistry II4
SCI 456Advanced Research in Science4
Required Education Courses
ED 201Foundations of and Introduction to Education (+15 hours HR Activity)3
ED 330Human Diversity and Relations (+15 hours HR Activity)2
ED 336Educational Psychology3
ED 344The Effective Teacher3
ED 353Teaching 9-12 Science2
ED 371Teaching Practicum2
ED 439The Inclusive Classroom (+15 hours HR Activity)2
ED 472Student Teaching15
ED 487Reading Across the Content Areas (+15 hours HR Activity)3
KHS 470Health Education for Teachers2
PSY 220Adolescent Psychology4
Total Credits73

 2.75 CGPA required in content courses; minimum C- grade required in each content course.