Biology Major with Teacher Certification

(a 137-hour program)

Core Curriculum Requirements

60 Hours

All baccalaureate degree programs at North Georgia require the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found in Core Curriculum. Course requirements for Area A-E of the core curriculum and biology component (Area F) of the biology-secondary education degree are shown on next page.

Courses for the Biology Major - Secondary Education Certification (76 Hours)

Courses for the biology-secondary education certification degree include those for biology majors (40 hours) and those for professional education certification (36 hours). Courses for the biology major are listed in Biology Courses. Candidates for the Biology-Secondary Education Certification Degree are required to take CHEM 1211 / 1211L and CHEM 1212 / 1212L, but are not required to take Organic Chemistry. Courses for the secondary education concentration required for certification are listed below.

Professional Education (courses required for certification)

36 hours

EDUC 2110

Investigating Critical & Contemporary Issues in Education

3 hours

EDUC 2120

Exploring Socio Cultural Perspectives on Diversity

3 hours

EDUC 2130

Exploring Teaching and Learning

3 hours

EDUC 3002

Educational Assessment

2 hours

EDUC 3003/L

Classroom Management

3 hours

LART 3106

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

3 hours

EDUC 3540

Applied Classroom Data Analysis

3 hours

EDUC 4000


4 hours

EDUC 4101

Methods and Materials

3 hours

EDUC 4103

Internship, Planning

3 hours

EDUC 4104

Internship, Classroom Performance

3 hours

EDUC 4105

Internship, Professionalism

3 hours

Exit Requirements: To qualify for institutional recommendation for a Georgia teaching license in the desired field, students must successfully complete the appropriate GACE II tests. Graduating seniors will be required to complete ETS exit exams and exit questionnaires to assist the department in assessing the biology program.

Other Requirements & Electives: Same as for the major in biology, (i.e., 1 hour CHEM 1212L).

For courses offered in the Department of Biology, see Biology Courses.

Number series indicate hours of lecture per week, hours of laboratory per week, and course credit hours; e.g. 3-2-4 means 3 hours of lecture per week, 2 hours of lab per week (1 two-hour lab), and 4 semester hours course credit.