Biology Certification

Requirements for Secondary Teacher Certification and Elementary Science Teaching minor.


The courses required for the Biology major as listed on this page constitute the Biology course sequence approved by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for certification of secondary teachers of Biology.

A course sequence for Elementary (grades 1-9) Science Teaching Minor Certification is also available.

Students preparing to teach at the elementary or secondary level must meet all curricular standards set by the DPI. In addition to the sciences and mathematics, all required courses in the Education sequence in preparation for teaching at the elementary or secondary levels must be completed. 

Required courses for the Elementary Science Teaching minor: 24 credits; BL 105, 106, 401; CH 101, 109; BL/CH 210, PY 150.