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  Oct 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Biology Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


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The biology department believes that students planning to teach high school biology, which can include Advanced Placement courses, should have the same academc training as students preparing to become professional biologists. Therefore, the student in the biology adolescence education program has the same science curriculum as the biology major. Student teaching will be completed in the fall of senior year.

All biology department courses for the major programs must be completed with a grade of C- or better to satisfy the program requirements.

Core Curriculum Requirements


All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures  for specific core curriculum requirements. 

Biology Core - Inclusive Adolescence Education


The Biology core provides the foundation for this program.  Students take the courses listed below, as well as four additional biology electives.  The capstone experience prepares the students for their exit examination and subsequent career plans.

Foreign Language Requirement


  • Students must complete three credits in a Modern Foreign Language.

Elective Courses for Biology Majors with Inclusive Adolescence Teaching Certification


Biology majors select 1 course from each of the following lists of courses (Cellular/Molecular, Organismal, Ecology) for a total of 3 courses and a minimum of 11 credits (two of the three courses must have a lab component). The fourth Biology elective can be any upper division Biology course for Biology majors (3 or 4 credits). Note: Each course chosen will only satisfy ONE requirement. 

Note: All courses must be taken with the laboratory whenever a laboratory is offered.

Cellular/Molecular Electives


Students select at least one from this list:

Organismal Electives


Students select at least one from this list:

Ecology Electives


Students select at least one from this list:

Fourth Biology Elective


Students must choose one additional course of at least three credits from any of the three categories above (cellular/molecular, organismal, ecology).

Note: Each course chosen will only satisfy ONE requirement.

Additional Elective Options (must total minimum of three credits)

Additional Requirements for Biology Majors with Inclusive Adolescence Education


In addition to the Biology courses, students in the Inclusive Adolescence Education Certification major are required to take the 31-32 credit hours listed below.

Chemistry Requirement (16 credits)


Physics Requirement (8 credits)


Mathematics Requirement


 Students must take:

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education


See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education  for course requirements.

  • Note - students who are majoring in a Foreign Language with Inclusive Adolescence Education complete their study abroad semester in spring of the sophomore year.

Sample Program for Biology Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education


FRESHMAN YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 SCI 120 Introduction to Scientific Communication   2
First Year Seminar (FYS)  PEQ (1) 3 BIO 104 Biological Systems II /BIO 104L   4
BIO.Q 103 Biological Systems I /BIO.Q 103L   4 CHM 225 Analytical Chemistry /CHM 226L   4
CHM.Q 140 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter And Mayhem /CHM.Q 140L  PEQ (2) 4 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
CHM 155 General Chemistry: Molecules, Matter and Mayhem Workshop    0 MTH.Q 113 Calculus I  PEQ (3) 3
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 Health & Wellness 0
SCI 090 Laboratory Safety Workshop I   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS

15

TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16
 
SOPHOMORE YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
CHM 251 Organic Chemistry I /CHM 253L    4 CHM 252 Organic Chemistry II /CHM 254L   4
CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0 CHM 255 Peer-Led Team Learning (PLTL) Workshop for Organic Chemistry   0
BIO 105 Biological Systems III   3 Cellular/Molecular, Oganismal, or Ecology Elective with lab (1) 4
Modern Foreign Language (lab may be required) 4 SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3
PEQ (4) 3 PEQ (5) 3
MTH 208 PII Statistics for Scientists   3 PEQ (6) 3
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 17
   
JUNIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SCI 091 Laboratory Safety Workshop II   0 CHM 245 Inorganic Chemistry /CHM 246L   or CHM 360 Physical Chemistry /CHM 360L   4
PHY.Q 207 Introductory Physics I /PHY.Q 203L , plus PHY 209  0 credit workshop   4 PHY 208 PII Introductory Physics II /PHY 204L , plus PHY 209  0 credit workshop   4
ADOL 030 Orientation for Professional Semester   0 BIO 457 Curriculum Methodology Middle School and High School   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching Learning and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3
PEQ (7) 3 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
Cellular/Molecular, Oganismal, or Ecology Elective with lab (2) 3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
Note: it is recommended that students use one course required in their major to count as one of their IS courses. Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 - PEQ (8)  
Liberal Arts Elective (math) 3    
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0    
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 14
 
SUMMER AFTER JUNIOR YEAR
Required for Students Seeking Inclusive Certification
(Summer Tuition Required)
ADIN 440 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students With Disabilities    3 ADIN 441 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3
 
SENIOR YEAR
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 476 Motivation and Management      2 Cellular/Molecular, Oganismal, or Ecology Elective with lab (3) 4
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 SCI 420 Advanced Scientific Communication   2
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 Biology Elective (4th elective) 4
BIO 479 Student Teaching Middle and High School   6 Liberal Arts Elective (history) 3
    ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture in School & Community   3
       
TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 13 TOTAL SEMESTER CREDITS 16

*Notes

  • NYS certification standards require that students complete 6 credits in each of the following subject areas, with a minimum grade of “C” or higher in each course: English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies.
  • Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Bachelor of Science programs require a minimum of 60 liberal arts credits.

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