Biology Education

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Teach Science to Eager Minds

Want to inspire a curiosity for the sciences? Show young minds the wonders of the world from your classroom. With a biology education degree, you'll teach middle school and high school students everything from the smallest life processes to global ecology. Impact the future with a career influencing the next generation of scientists. 

Biology Courses

Courses you'll study while completing your biology education major include the following:

  • Botany
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Technology in the classroom
  • Lesson planning
  • Educational psychology
  • And more!

Learn through hands-on activities, lab work, and scientific field trips. Master the scientific method, and learn how to share it creatively with your future students. 

Student Teaching

Your undergraduate degree fulfills the requirements of the National Science Teachers Association’s Standards for Science Teacher Preparation. 

  • Before you graduate, you’ll have a full semester of student teaching under your belt. 
  • Don’t worry about being on your own! Before you begin student teaching, you’ll have at least 200 hours of classroom experience.
  • Have fun learning how to teach. Engage in classroom activities with local students, while you learn alongside your peers under faculty supervision. 


After completing your coursework in the biology education major, you will be able to teach your students the following:

  • How to use scientific evidence and the scientific method
  • How measurement can organize their observations
  • Evolution and the evidence supporting it
  • The relationships of living and nonliving systems

Explore Education at DWU

Check out our other education majors.

Elementary Education

English Education

History Education

Math Education

Music Education

Special Education

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn how to be a teacher from the best! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

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