Biology Science Education

Major

Breathing Life into Education

Are you called to pass on your knowledge of biology? A degree in Biology Education will train you to educate youth in the wonders of creation. The Biology Science Education major is designed to prepare you as both a biologist and as a middle or high school teacher. You'll take a variety of classes from the core Biology curriculum including cellular and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, genetics, developmental biology, and ecology, giving Biology Education majors the option to pursue teaching college biology classes or finding another biology career.

By the time you graduate, you will have already taught a full semester of biology to real students, either domestically or abroad, in two different schools and grade levels.

From Our Classroom to Yours

Education courses will teach you to create a classroom atmosphere suitable for Biology students to learn and grow. You will master essential classroom procedures, such as lesson structures, student engagement, discipline, forms and approaches of assessment, and classroom management. By performing research-oriented labs with state-of-the-art lab equipment and learning lab fundamentals, our Biology Education majors also will be ready to create and conduct labs in their own classrooms. Additionally, you will learn how to communicate scientific concepts relative to students’ grade level and learning development.

Both education and biology will come together when you learn to address moral and ethical interactions between science and society and explain difficult scientific concepts to students.

Launching into Your Classroom

Education majors spend a full semester of their senior year teaching real students locally or internationally. Each Education student teaches at two different schools, preparing you to manage your own classroom after graduation.

Classroom Experience Starts Freshman Year

After studying computer science and mathematics, including linear algebra, advanced calculus, statistics, data science, and more, you will apply your knowledge to the classroom. Taylor’s education program will prepare you to teach through student teaching, practicums and classroom observations that start your freshman year, educational technology, and classes in psychology and classroom management. Building more classroom responsibilities over four years, you’ll complete a full semester of student teaching during your senior year. Student teachers will have two different placements, with opportunities to teach abroad.

Biology Science Education Curriculum & Degree Options

Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog here.

Foundational Core

The Foundational Core is the key to Taylor’s total education. These classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. Each student who completes the Foundational Core emerges as a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.

View Foundational Core Curriculum.

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