Biological Science Grades 8-12 Major – Asbury University
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Biological Science Grades 8-12 Major Sheet (PDF)

Why study Biological Science Grades 8-12 at Asbury University?

Asbury is well known for the quality of its education programs, and science teachers are in high demand. The Biology program offers a major that leads to teacher certification in grades 8-12. Students pursuing a degree for middle school teacher certification choose two concentration areas, one of which can be Science. Asbury University’s Departments of Science & Health and Education have strong commitments to a program of quality.

With high passing rates of graduates on the PRAXIS exam, our alumni are sought after by employers. To ensure quality for the public, the School of Education is nationally accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and is accredited at the state level by the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB).

What is the Biological Science Grades 8-12 major like?

In addition to courses in the Education Department, a Biological Science Grades 8-12 Major can expect to take a course in each of Environmental, Plant and Human Biology and take other courses like:

  • Genetics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Ethical Issues

What opportunities will I have outside of class?

At Asbury, experienced faculty work with you directly as you prepare to present your research at the annual SEARCH competition and in other conferences across the nation, like the Kentucky Academy of Science (KAS). Education majors also participate in student teaching, which is considered to be a full semester of coursework.