Biology & Secondary Education (major)

Biology Major with SED Beginning
SC-120
120L
Foundations of Biology
and Foundations of Biology Lab
4
Take one BI-200 level course from the following:3-4
Biology of Plants
Biology of Animals
Natural History of North America
Take one from the following:3-4
College Algebra
Functions & Modeling
Calculus 1
MT-124Trigonometry2
Biology Major with SED Intermediate
BI-231
231L
Human Anatomy & Physiology
and Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab
4
BI-251
251L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
4
BI-325
325L
Cellular Biology
and Cellular Biology Lab
4
BI-341Ecology4
BI-361Genetics Lecture3
BI-399Formal Introduction to Advanced Work0
MT-256Probability and Statistics4
PH-231Algebra-Based Physics I4
or PH-241 Calculus-Based Physics 1
PH-232Algebra-Based Physics 24
or PH-242 Calculus-Based Physics 2
CH-213
213L
Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
4
Biology Major with SED Advanced
Take 7 credits of Biology Electives7
ED-477Tchg Science/Middle-Secondary Schl4
Secondary Education Major Beginning
ED-116Human Relations Workshop3
ED-201SFoundations Tchng, Lrng & Assess-SED4
Praxis I
PED-150Human Development4
or PSY-110 Life Span Development
Secondary Education Major Intermediate
ED-220Interview Assessment0
ED-321Middle School Teaching & Field4
ED-396Introduction to Exceptional Learner3
ED-399Formal Introduction to Advanced Work0
HS-308US History 1607-19004
or HS-309 US in 20th Century
Secondary Education Major Advanced
ED-315SImmersion in Tchg, Learng & Assess-SED4
PST-329Praxis II Prep Seminar0
Praxis II
ED-420Portfolio/Interview Assessment0
ED-455A
ED-455EA
Directed Observation Teaching High Sch
and Directed Observ/Teaching Middle Sch
6
ED-475Student Teaching Seminar0
ED-477Tchg Science/Middle-Secondary Schl4

This major does not require a minor and follows the general education requirements for mega majors-science related. 

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.