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Classification Degree
BS Secondary Ed 7-12:
Housing Status
Advisor Major
Overall GPA Concentration Catalog Term FALL 2019
Minor FERPA Indicator
Complete Complete except for classes in-progress (TR) Transfer Class
Not Complete See Advisor - Nearly Complete @ Any course number
IP In-Progress Course
BS in Sec Educ/Biology Overview - 120 Credits
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
120 credits are required.
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at WCSU.
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required
When your first term is graded, your cumulative GPA will be calculated.
If your cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 it is important to see an advisor
to make plans for raising your GPA.
Foreign Language Requirement
See Foreign Language Requirement section
General Education Competency Requirements
See General Education Competency Requirements section
General Education Course Requirements
See General Education Course Requirements - Sec Ed Bio
Major Requirements
See Major in Secondary Educ/Biology section
General Electives
See General Electives - 1 Credit section
Foreign Language Requirement
Foreign Language Requirement
Complete a foreign language at an elementary II level or above.
Students who have completed three years of language in high school
with at least a 'C' average have satisfied this requirement. Consult
your advisor.
General Education Competency Requirements
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
Students must complete each of the competencies listed below. In
addition, students must complete 3 of the competencies a second time
excluding First Year (FY) and WRT 101 (WI).
General Education Competencies
Creative Process (CP)
1 to 2 Classes
Critical Thinking (CT)
1 to 2 Classes
Oral Communication (OC)
1 to 2 Classes
Health and Wellness (HW)
1 to 2 Classes
Scientific Inquiry (SI)
1 to 2 Classes
Intercultural Competence (IC)
1 to 2 Classes
Information Literacy (IL)
1 to 2 Classes
First Year Experience (FY)
1 Class
Culminating Experience (CE)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Course (WRT 101)
WRT 101
Writing Intensive II (W2)
1 to 2 Classes
Writing Intensive III (W3)
1 to 2 Classes
Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
1 to 2 Classes
General Education Course Requirements - Sec Ed Bio
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
40 credits are required.
Writing Course
WRT 101
Secondary Education Cognate Courses (20 S.H.)
General Chemistry I (C or better)
CHE 110
General Chemistry II (C or better
CHE 111
Introduction to Biostatistics or Elementary Statistics
MAT 115 or 120
One Fine Arts Course
American History I or II
HIS 148 or 149
English literature elective
One ENG class
17 General Education credits outside major requirement
Major in Secondary Educ/Biology
Unmet conditions for this set of requirements:
77 credits are required.
Minimum 3.0 major GPA
Minimum credits at WCSU
A minimum of 39 credits must be taken at WCSU.
General Biology I
BIO 103
General Biology II
BIO 104
BIO 200
Animal Physiology
BIO 205
Modes of Scientific Inquiry
BIO 260
Cell Biology
BIO 300
BIO 312
Evolutionary Biology
BIO 325
Senior Research
BIO 480 or 490
Organic Chemistry I
CHE 210
Organic Chemistry II
CHE 211
Secondary Education Certification Requirements
See Secondary Education Certification Requirements section
Secondary Education Certification Requirements
SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE (B or better in all courses)
Introduction to Education
ED 206
Educational Psychology II
ED 212
Health Issues in the Schools
HPX 215
PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (B or better in all courses)
Introduction to Special Education
EPY 405*
Methods of Teaching in the Secondary Schools
ED 385
Secondary Education Professional Development School Experience
ED 386
Integrating Language
ED 440
Teaching Science in Secondary Schools
ED 442
Assessment of Teaching Strategies
ED 340
Student Teaching
ED 342
General Electives - 4 Credits
3General Elective Credit