Biology Major: Teacher Certification
The Biology Teacher Certification Major is paired with teacher certification courses to provide the graduate for employment as a biology teacher in Alabama secondary schools. The content area course work provides a strong background in the biological sciences, while the certification courses provided by the Department of Education provide the pedagogical background and experience to start a teaching career with confidence.
Detailed curriculum can be found in the catalog.
- Plant, Animal, and Microbial Diversity
- Molecular/Cell Biology and Genetics
- Ecology and Evolution
- General and Organic Chemistry
- Strong Background in Education Theory,
- Experiential Learning through Field Experience and Internships
- Career Preparation Skills
- Undergraduate Research Opportunities
- Hands-on Learning Experiences
- Opportunties to Engage Area Youth in Science Fairs and Olympiads
- Fellowships and Internships
- Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
- Exciting Field Classes
The Biology Teacher Certification Major produces graduates that are well prepared to step into a career teaching secondary biology. The West Alabama region is in high need of teachers in all areas of science and technology, and graduates of this program can expect to enter a market rich in opportunities. In addition, few occupations are more fulfilling and provide as much opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others. Beginning teachers in Alabama schools typically make $38,000, while the addition of a Masters degree may raise pay to $44,000.
College/Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics contact Dr. Jeffery Merida at 205-652-3414.