Teach Science to Eager Minds
Explore Biology Education
As you grow into your teaching education, you will work with your professors to further develop your passion for biology instruction.
What's the Difference?
- Gain experience working with students in the Mitchell School District.
- Learn from DWU’s amazing professors; our low student-to-teacher ratio provides valuable one-on-one time with your mentors.
- Complete more than 300 hours of classroom experience.
- Design your unique one-semester student teaching capstone.
- 100% of DWU education graduates are working as teachers or attending graduate school.
Biology Education Courses
You will take a wide array of courses providing you with both the fundamentals of classroom teaching and the specific knowledge needed within your chosen specialty. Biology Education students takes classes like:
EDU 318 Educational Psychology
BIO 333 Microbiology
EDU 220 Technology for Teachers
BIO 302 Ecology
BIO 318 Botany
BIO 305 Biology Teaching Methods
Get to Know Your Professors
Become a teacher and learn from our fabulous teachers! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.
Ashley Digmann, Ed.D.
Bethany Melroe Lehrman, Ph.D.
Brian Patrick, Ph.D.
Paula Mazzer, Ph.D.
Tim Mullican, D.A.
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Don't worry about being on your own. Experience a full semester of student teaching before you graduate! You’ll complete at least 200 hours in the classroom in our program, so you'll start your career after college with confidence. Engage in classroom activities with local students and learn with your peers under faculty supervision.
Biology teachers guides students through the process of scientific discovery while teaching students the fundamentals of scientific methods. Your undergraduate degree fulfills the requirements of the National Science Teachers Association’s standards for science teacher preparation.
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 measurements can quantify observations
- How biological populations can change genetically through time
- The relationships of living and nonliving systems