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Education: Concentration 6-12 Secondary Biology Education

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Why Study 6-12 Secondary Biology Education

Students who wish to combine their CoSTEM biology knowledge and skills with the COE pedagogy education courses can learn best science practices that engage 6-12 students to conduct more of an inquiry-based approach in the classroom. Students will learn how encourage 6-12 students to take a more active role in figuring out how natural events work instead of being taught those lessons by an instructor. Students will additionally develop science literacy skills that inform decision-making, civic participation, cultural engagement, and economic productivity. The biology program concentrates on investigating all living organisms’ origin, distribution, structure, and function. Biology helps students understand the living world and the ways it’s many species (including humans) function, evolve, and interact.  Advances in medicine, agriculture, biotechnology, and many other areas of biology have brought improvements in the quality of life.

A student’s academic interests include a serious and sincere commitment to wanting to teach relevant everyday events as a basis of science instruction that fosters interest and curiosity. Academic interests include understanding the process of conducting hands-on science experiments in a 6-12 classroom. As a result, 6-12 students are encouraged to develop exploratory questions and hypotheses to explain events or science phenomena. Possible hobbies as a science teacher might include enjoying nature and the outdoors.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the number of jobs was anticipated for high school instructors, including biology teachers, by eight percent from 2020-2030, adding approximately 78,200 jobs. Graduates with science education degree may also find work in science museums, government institutions, and private research institutions. 

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Sample Course Plan and General Education Requirements

Education: 6-12 Secondary Biology Education

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