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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary Education, BSE (41-695) - Biology Option (E487) (4 Year Guide)

This guide is valid for this Undergraduate Catalog only and is subject to change. This guide is a recommendation only and your actual program may vary. The time it takes to complete a degree and the sequence in which courses are taken will depend on any credits transferred to UCM and on placement in math and writing. See the current Undergraduate Catalog for a complete listing of academic policies, curriculum, prerequisites, and course descriptions.

Suggested Schedule

Semester Total: 15-17 Hours

Semester Total: 17 Hours

Semester Total: 17 Hours

Semester Total: 18 Hours

(Successfully complete MoGEA exam by end of this semester)

Semester Total: 18 Hours

Semester Total: 17 Hours

Junior Year - Summer Semester

  • General Education (6)

Semester Total: 6 Hours

Semester Total: 14 Hours

Senior Year - Spring Semester

*** The courses listed for this semester constitute the professional education (student teaching) block. The student should not take any other courses during this semester.

Semester Total: 12 Hours

(All non-student teaching coursework and tests must be successfully completed by the start of this semester for enrollment in student teaching.)

Secondary Ed - Biology Option, BS in Ed. Degree - 134 hours

  • * Students are required to take a physiology course, either animal or plant. Animal physiology is a Fall only class and Plant physiology is a Spring only class. Students should consult with their faculty advisor about which course to take. In the semester where one of these courses is not chosen, the student must take BIOL 3611 - Microbiology (4: 3 lecture, 1 lab) .
  • ** These courses must be taken concurrently.
  • The Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA) is an exam required of all Teacher Education students. Students must pass all areas of the MoGEA for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Students should take and successfully complete the MoGEA before completion of their sophomore year (60 earned hours). See your success advisor to discuss the classes needed to prepare for the exam.
  • Teacher Education candidates must take the appropriate Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) for their certification area before they can student teach, and must pass it in order to be recommended for certification. Information and registration is available on the MEGA website: http://www.mo.nesinc.com/.
  • See www.ucmo.edu/cert for statement and information (including application) on admission to teacher education. Full admission is required before enrollment in professional education classes and student teaching. The application for student teaching is due approximately one year in advance.