Academic Catalog August 2008 - August 2009 Undergraduate and Graduate
If you wish to teach in the secondary schools, you may wish to consider this extended degree. To earn this degree, complete at least 120 units of coursework, which we describe in the sections that follow:
at least 35 units of liberal studies requirements Be aware that you may not use courses with a BIO prefix to satisfy these liberal studies requirements.
at least 75 units of major requirements
at least 31 units of teacher-preparation requirements
elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Be aware that some courses required for your degree may have prerequisites that you must also take. Check the courses in the appropriate subject. (You may be able to count these prerequisites toward your liberal studies or general elective credit.)
Please note that you must complete NAUís diversity requirements by taking two 3-unit courses, one in ethnic diversity and one in global awareness. These courses may be used to meet other requirements within your academic plan if you choose them carefully. Click here for a list of the available diversity courses.
Also be aware that NAU requires that at least 30 units of the courses you take for your degree must be upper-division courses (those numbered 300 and above).
In addition, be aware that you must have a grade point average of at least 2.5 in all of your NAU coursework in order to graduate. This requirement applies to all B.S.Ed. majors at NAU.
Finally, please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement; however, you must still meet the total of at least 120 units to graduate. Contact your advisor for details.
Also be aware that, for the B.S.Ed. degree, you must have the following:
a grade of at least B for the English foundation requirement (ENG 105 or equivalent) (If you donít receive a 3.0, you may complete an additional writing course, at the 200 level or above, with at least a B, to meet this requirement.)
a grade of at least C for the mathematics foundation requirement (generally MAT 110, 114, 125, or 155)
Complete the following 75 units of biology and science support courses.
Complete at least the following 40 units with a grade of C or better in each course:
BIO 181:181L and 182 (8 units)
BIO 326 and 326LW, which meets NAUís junior writing requirement (4 units)
BIO 340 and 344 (6 units)
BIO 435C and 430C (5 units)
4-8 units in one of the following combinations of courses:
BIO 425C and 425L
or BIO 201 and 202
at least 3 units from BIO 284, 374, 410, 414, 415, 426C, 426L, 431, 517, 536, and 570
6-10 units of additional coursework from:
any BIO courses, except BIO 100, 100L and 310 or any BIO recitation (R) courses
up to 3 units of BIO 300
up to 6 units from BIO 408, 485, 497, and 498
up to 6 units from FOR 403, 404, and 405 and CHM 360 or 461
Take the following 35 units:
MAT 125 and STA 270 (7 units)
CHM 151, 151L, 152, 152L, 230, and 230L (13 units)
PHY 111 and 111L (4 units)
SCI 308, 460C, and 461 (7 units)
GLG 101 and 103 (4 units)
Complete 31 units of professional courses offered by the College of Education to qualify for certification to teach biology in Arizona and most other states.
Click here for more information about Teacher Preparation in Secondary Education. You should also receive advisement from the College of Education for this part of your academic plan.
Please note that these 31 units include ECI 495C, which meets NAUís senior capstone requirement. Also note that for the B.S.Ed. in biology and secondary education, you may substitute SCI 308 for ECI 308.
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic area, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with the Biology Advisement Center to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they werenít used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Click here for information about our Biology undergraduate courses and faculty.