The Biology Education programs at Ferris State University are housed primarily in the School of Education. However, students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education or a Secondary Education Biology Minor will take a number of courses offered by the Department of Biological Sciences and will have an advisor from within the department in addition to their advisor from the School of Education. In addition to the required coursework, one semester of directed teaching at the secondary level is required. A teaching minor is also required. Additional information can be found at the School of Education website.
Biology Education is a four-year curriculum that may be selected as a major. A teaching minor also is required. You cannot have a biology teaching minor with this teaching major. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for a Michigan secondary provisional certificate. The program is designed to take full advantage of the unusual, hands-on Ferris instructional capabilities in developing both teaching and subject matter competency. Students receive the broad background in classroom, laboratory and field training essential to be effective teachers.
High school students and transfer students with 29 credit hours or less must possess a high school grade point average of 2.25 (on a 4.0 scale) or an ACT composite score of 15. Transfer students with 30 credit hours or more must possess a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students transferring into the program with completed majors or minors must have the appropriate GPA as established by each department. Consult individual program description for other admission requirements.
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Ferris State University
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Big Rapids, MI 49307
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