Life Science (Grade 8-12 Teacher Certification) (BS)

Bachelor of Science in Biology:  High School Certfication Life Science (Grades 8-12)

You may have had a special life science teacher in your middle or high school experience. That teacher may have made biology so much fun and so exciting that you decided that you want to impact kids with the same love of biology. If so, this is the major for you.

This B.S. degree includes many of the science courses required for the standard B.S. degree, but adds the teacher education courses, professional development, classroom preparation, and student teaching to equip you to be an outstanding teacher. Life Science Education majors tend to be enthusiastic, enjoy teaching, and like young people. If this describes you and you choose this major, you need to be prepared to learn lots of science and also be taught classroom management skills, how to conduct student laboratories, how to communicate with students and parents, and how to function as a professional educator. 


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