The University of Arkansas at Little Rock offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in biology. Students can choose one of five concentrations, including the Secondary Education/Teacher licensure concentration.
The Secondary Education/Teacher licensure concentration prepares graduates to pursue careers in education. The B.S. degree encompasses curriculum and learning experiences that can lead to professional educator licensure. In addition to biology foundation courses (27 hours) and biology electives (17 hours), students in this track must complete the education minor (18 hours). Core minor courses include instructional skills, teaching diverse learners, and classroom management.
Minor – Education Course
Praxis CORE must be passed before enrolling in the classroom management course. Praxis II Biology: Content Knowledge 5235 must be passed. GPA of 2.75 is required for admission to the education program.
Education minor candidates must also complete a content methods course (or course pair) in their content area with a field placement in a K-12 classroom.