Feb 20, 2024
(Major Code: 04011) (SIMS Code: 771405)
In preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science/Biological Sciences
Students applying to the College of Education’s graduate program for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science/Biological Sciences must be certified by this department for subject matter competency. This certification requires either (1) passing the required examinations (CSET), or (2) being approved by this department as having completed the subject matter preparation program described below.
No coursework substitutions are permitted for the SSTC program of study. The Department of Biology credential adviser (LS-135) must be consulted for certification.
Please refer to the Teacher Education section of this catalog for other requirements and prerequisites for the credential program.
Certification through the accomplishment of appropriate coursework requires (1) completion of the courses described under the General Biology Degree Requirements, B.S. degree (preparation for the major and major) including the following electives in the major:
It is recommended that BIOL 497 or BIOL 495 be taken as electives for the major.
Earning a grade of B (3.0) or better in:
*Teacher Education 331 may count as a biology non-lab elective in this program with prior biology adviser approval.
Teacher Credential Program Prerequisites
All courses for the major must be completed within seven years of the granting of the undergraduate degree. Exceptions for individual courses must be approved by the department and be filed with the Office of the Registrar.
All courses not included above must have the prior approval of the department and the substitution filed with the Office of the Registrar.