Biology with Teacher Licensure
Combine your love of life science with your passion for teaching with a degree in
biology with teacher licensure.
UAFS’s Bachelor of Science in biology with teacher licensure (grades 7-12) program
provides an in-depth life sciences curriculum taught by accomplished faculty. The
teacher licensure portion of the program blends advanced theory with hands-on experience
to ensure you are prepared to lead your classroom upon graduation.
What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in biology with a teacher licensure?
Earning your B.S. in biology with teacher licensure prepares you for a rewarding and
challenging career as a life science educator. You'll have the foundational skills
and knowledge necessary to be a middle school/high school science teacher.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for high school teachers
is expected to keep pace with the general economy well through 2029. Combine this
expected growth with 2020 annual median salaries
in the $58,550-$62,870 range, and you can see why so many choose to enter this rewarding
This 11-hour program is designed for those who seek a basic understanding of biology.
It provides a basis for advanced study. Course work includes Introduction to Cell
Biology, Introduction to Organismal Biology, and General Biology, Microbiology, Zoology
with accompanying laboratory courses.
There is a separate application process for biology with teacher licensure 7-12, and requirements for admission may change over time. Students must meet admission requirements current at the time of their final application
for admission to the teacher education program.
Students who complete the Biology program will be able to:
- Understand and apply scientific knowledge/concepts
- Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data
- Communicate effectively to a scientific as well as non-scientific audience
This program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)