May 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Biology, B.S. Secondary Education Concentration


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Advisement for the major is available from the Biological Sciences  Department

Biology, B.S. Secondary Education Concentration Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

To graduate with a degree in biology - secondary education concentration, students must:

  • Complete the 12 credits in the biology core and at least 32 additional credits in BIOL or ENVS (UMES) with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

  • At least 24 of these 44 credits must be at the 300-400 level. APPROVED courses include BIOL 115 and biology courses at the 200, 300 and 400 levels, except BIOL 205BIOL 214BIOL 217BIOL 419 and BIOL 450

  • May receive credit within the major for up to 6 credits combined of BIOL 415 BIOL 416 BIOL 417  and BIOL 420 . A maximum of 3 credits of BIOL 420  may be used toward the major.

Health Professions Students

Pre-professional students select their courses according to the admission requirements of the professional schools in their areas of interest with the advice of the health professions advisors of the Health Professions Advising Program (HPAP). See the Pre-Professional Programs  section of this catalog for more information.

Graduation Requirement

Official scores on all certification examinations required by the State of Maryland must be sent from the testing company to Salisbury University as a requirement for graduation. Scores on the edTPA must be among those sent to the University before graduation. 

Transfer Students

Transfer students seeking the degree in biology must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours of courses in biology at Salisbury University.

Checklist

This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies


  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements


Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)


A. C or Better in One of the Following


B. Select One Course From:


Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)


A. Select One Course From:


B. Select One Course From:


Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)


A. Select One Course from One of the Following Seven Areas:


B. Select One Course from One of the Following Nine Areas:


C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)


Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)


A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:


BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:


C. Select One Course From:


MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)


Major Requirements


General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major


IVA (Lab Science), IVAB (Non Lab Science), IVAC (Mathematics)

Biology Core


A grade of C or better is required in these core courses.

Concentration Biology Courses


Complete at Least 2 of the Following with C or Better:


(BIOL 212  and BIOL 213  recommend for Praxis exam)

Complete the Following:


Other Biology Courses to Total 44 Credits:


No course may double count to fulfill requirements.

  • Course:

  • Course:

  • Course

 

Required Related Science Courses


Complete the Following:


Complete 1 of the Following:


Complete 1 of the Following:


Education Requirements


Pre-Professional Education Requirements


Foundations (with Grades of C or Better)

Competency Tests

Show satisfactory results on Praxis Core, SAT or ACT examinations as defined by the Maryland State Department of Education (see education advisor regarding passing scores) OR have a minimum cumulative SU GPA of 3.0.*

*Note: Students who enter the professional teaching program with a 3.0 GPA in lieu of basic skills test scores must also graduate with a 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to obtain their teacher certification in Maryland. See education advisor for approval to take this option.  

Professional Program Admission Requirements


In order to enroll in professional education program courses, students must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete an application for formal admission to the professional program. Obtain written approval of the application from both content and education advisors.
  • Complete a minimum of 56 college credits with a minimum of 2.50 GPA, including transfer credits.
  • Have a cumulative minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major, including transfer credits.
  • Complete all pre-professional requirements.
  • Complete four courses in the major field.

Professional Education Requirements


Methods (With Grades of C or Better)

Internship and Seminar - 14 Hours


Candidates must meet the following requirements for internship:

  • Complete the written application for internship.
  • Complete a minimum of 90 credits including methods and at least 8 courses of the academic major (secondary and K-12 programs).
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 2.50 including transfer credit.
  • Have a minimum GPA of at least 2.75 in the academic major courses, including transfer credit, as defined by the academic department.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.75 in professional education courses with no grade below C. Students may repeat education courses only once.
  • Obtain verification of completion of requirements from the director of field experiences.

Praxis II and edTPA (must be taken before graduation)


  • Praxis II Content Knowledge (date):

  • edTPA (date):

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