The Biology Secondary Education Major is designed for students who seek careers providing personal fulfillment and service to others. Its mission is to prepare graduates who are scientifically literate and who recognize both the practical usefulness and the inherent value of a liberal arts education.
Major Program Requirements
BI 171-172 Biological Principles I & II
BI 281 Genetics
BI 282 Cell Biology
BI 420 Topics in Biological Science
One additional upper division course from the following list:
BI 305 Microbiology
BI 306 Plant Biology
BI 308 Animal Physiology
BI 311 Ecology
BI 323 Comparative Anatomy
BI 350 Developmental Biology
BI 370 Evolutionary Biology
CH 353 Biochemistry
Other Program Requirements
CH 101-102 General Chemistry
CH 301 Organic Chemistry
MA 207 Elementary Statistics
MA xxx One additional course in mathematics
PHIL 252 Philosophy and History of Science
PHYS xxx One course in physics is recommended
1. All biology majors must take the following courses, or their equivalent, in sequence - BI 171, BI 172, BI 281, BI 282.
2. All biology for secondary education students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all major courses (sections I and II above) and successfully pass the senior comprehensive examination in biology.
Professional Education Requirements
AN/SO 218 Introduction to Native American Studies
CS 103 Instructional Media and Technology
ED 102 Foundations of Education
ED 205 Classroom Management
ED/PSY 229 Educational Psychology
ED 245 Diversity Field Experience
ED 318 Content Area Reading and Secondary Methods
ED 346 Teaching Science in the Secondary School
ED 405 Education Seminar
ED 410 Student Teaching
ED 412 Measurement & Assessment in Teaching
HPE 214 The School Health Program
PSY 228 Adolescent Psychology
SPED 300 Introduction to Exceptional Children
United States and contemporary world cultures course(s)—see
index for page number.
Acceptance into the Teacher Education Program and Student
Teacher Education Program: Students pursuing academic programs that lead to teacher licensure must seek admission to the teacher education program by the end of their sophomore year.
Student Teaching Program: In the spring semester of the junior
year, all preservice teachers must seek admission to the student
teaching program. See index for page numbers for Teacher Education and Student Teaching programs.
Note: In order to be licensed to teach in a secondary school in Montana, a student is required to have a teaching minor in a subject field acceptable for licensure endorsement as well as the teaching major. All degree students should review requirements for graduation as described in this catalog.