Biology for Secondary Education

Like our biology major, Fontbonne’s major in biology for secondary education provides a strong foundation in biology, chemistry and physics, in addition to providing the necessary instruction to prepare you for a rewarding career teaching at the high school level. As a biology for secondary education major, you will take core biology, chemistry, math and physics courses, as well as a critical block of education courses. You will master planning, behavior management, instruction and student teaching while focused on scientific content.

Biology for Secondary Education Program Highlights

  • Core academic foundation in biology
  • Classroom experience through observation and student teaching
  • Renovated biology, chemistry, and physics laboratories
  • State-of-the-art greenhouse
  • Fontbonne University meets rigorous national standards for educator preparation set by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation.

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Biology For Secondary Education Course Samples

  • CIS 103

    Computer Technology: Applications for Educators

    3 credits

    Provides an introduction to the uses of technology in an educational setting. Emphasis of the course will be on integrating technology with classroom instruction. Students will learn skills related to word processing, spreadsheets and presentations as well as to evolving internet-based technologies. Promoting life-long learning and an understanding of the legal and ethical use of computer/technology resources will be an integral part of the course.

  • EDU 271

    Introduction to Content, Planning, Delivery and Assessment

    3 credits

    This course provides a foundation in curriculum and instructional planning, instructional strategies and techniques in content area specialty, and assessment methods used to make instructional decisions for diverse learners. Processes for research and analysis of educational competencies that integrate state standards with curriculum and pedagogy will be included, along with assessment strategies that monitor student performance and analyze instruction.

  • BIO 203

    Science and Society

    3 credits

    An introductory course examining the history of science and technology, with an emphasis in modern science, as well as the philosophy of scientific and technological thought. This course will also explore the reciprocal effects of science on society and society on science. This course has been approved to meet the Mission Core II and Writing Intensive General Education Requirements.

Career Opportunities

  • Teacher
  • Technical writer
  • Instructional coordinator

Alumni in the Workforce

Recent graduates are teaching locally in the Wentzville, Oakville and Lindbergh school districts, as well as districts as far away as Michigan.

Biology Career Opportunities

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