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Education - Secondary Biology Education, B.S. Degree

Program Information

BS Degree - Code 6224 - Catalog 2017/2018

Amy Ringue, Chair, Education, 386-506-3186, Amy.Ringue@daytonastate.edu

Alycia Ehlert, AVP, College of Arts & Sciences, 386-506-3769, Alycia.Ehlert@daytonastate.edu

Program Mission, Description, and Outcomes

Mission:

The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education will provide instructional programs that will produce highly qualified, State certified teachers ready for entry in a 6-12 environment. The fundamentals of the program embrace diversity, promote ethics in education, focus on student excellence and enhance teaching and learning through innovative instructional practices.

Description:

This State of Florida approved program fulfills the education courses, professional education competencies, and practical experience required to obtain a five-year Professional Educator's Certificate in Biology Education.

Outcomes:

Graduates of the program will be able:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the Florida Educator Accomplished Practices (FEAP) and Professional Education Competencies (PEC).
  2. Demonstrate mastery of Reading Competencies 1-2.
  3. Demonstrate mastery of the Subject Area Competencies (SAC) and Skills for Teacher Certification in Biology Education 6-12.
  4. Attain additional Uniform Core Curriculum content.

Note: This program is eligible for federal financial aid and state bright futures.

Additional Admission Requirements

  1. Conferred Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all higher education classes.
  3. Satisfactory completion of the General Knowledge (GK) Test portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination. Click here for more information or to register for the exam.
  4. Volusia County Schools Volunteer clearance:

    Complete the Volunteer Online Application on the VCS Volunteer/Partnership Program's website at: Volusia County Schools Volunteer

    All students who are going to complete their field hours must complete the volunteer application by visiting the district website (access it through any computer or other electronic device) or to complete an application at the Raptor Kiosk (if available at the Volusia school site). Just click on the URL of choice and complete the application. On the third page of the online application, be sure to check the following:

    1. In the 'Affiliations' column, the box marked 'other' and type in 'DSC Junior Intern'

    2. In the 'Organizations' column, the box marked 'Daytona State College'

    Once submitted, the online application will be re-directed to the VIPS Department for approval. The application will stay on a "hold" queue until the volunteer applicant has visited the Volusia County school of choice and has scanned an ID into the visitor module. Provided that the applicant clears the sexual predator/offender database performed by the Raptor System, then, the application will be approved and an email will be generated by the system that will inform the applicant of their volunteer status.

    For questions, please contact Ashorda Foley (386-255-6475 x 38379).

    For a list of disqualifying offenses view Florida Statute 1012.315. Please note, the offenses may prevent program completion and future employment within the field of education.

  5. Bachelor of Science in Education Program application.
  6. Grade of "C" or higher in the following pre-requisite classes: EDF1005, EEX2010, MAC2311C (4 credits), BSC1010C (4 credits), BSC1011C (4 credits) and one of the following: CHM1045C (4 credits), PHY1053C (4 credits) or PHY2048C (4 credits). 

NOTES:

  1. Once accepted, students must enroll in and complete a mandatory orientation class (SLS3355L) in their first semester of enrollment.
  2. Students who have not taken two years of the same foreign language in high school, will need to complete two semesters or 8 credit hours of the same foreign language at the college level to meet the state foreign language requirement to graduate.
  3. Students must also complete the State mandated 36 hours of general education core prior to graduation: Communications - 9 hrs; Mathematics - 6 hrs; Natural Sciences - 6 hrs; Humanities - 6 hrs; Social Sciences - 6 hrs; and Cultural/Global Focus - 3hrs. Please see the General Education requirements for Associates of Arts Degree.
  4. Students enrolled in the A.A. degree program prior to the 2017-18 catalog year can complete the common Education prerequisites of EDF1005, EDF2085, and EME2040 with a grade of "C" or higher.

General Education Courses

AA Degree Program of Study 60.00
BSED Program Core Credits 60.00
TOTAL ... 120.00

Note: Prior to enrollment in college-level English or math courses, some students may be advised to complete college preparatory/developmental course work. See an Academic Advisor to determine developmental course requirements.

Program Specific Courses

SLS3355LOrientation to BS in Education Programs Lab

0

TSL3080ESOL Issues and Strategies I

3

EDG4323Professional Teaching Practices

3

EDF4430Classroom Assessment

3

PCB3060Introduction to Genetics

3

EDF3214Child/Adolescent Development and Learning

3

PCB3034CGeneral Ecology and Lab

4

OCB2000CIntroduction to Marine Biology and Lab

4

BSC1010CGeneral Biology I (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

LAE4361Strategies for Literacy for Middle/High Schools

3

EME3434Integrating Technology into Math and Science

3

EDF4603Critical Issues in Classroom Management, Ethics, Law and Safety

3

PCB3203Cell Physiology

3

SCE4360Science Instructional Analysis

3

BOT3151Flora of Central Florida

3

EEX4242Teaching Exceptional Students in Secondary Schools

3

ESE4945Internship Seminar

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

Sample Program of Study

The courses listed in the first two years of the Sample Program of Study are recommendations. The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education is a 2+2 program and full admittance into the program cannot be granted until the completion of all prerequisite courses and special admission requirements.

Year 1

1st Semester

ENC1101Introduction to Composition

3

BSC1010CGeneral Biology I (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

SLS1122Managing Your Success

3

PSY1012General Psychology

3

EDF1005Introduction to the Teaching Profession

3

BSC1010C, EDF1005: This course is a prerequisite for admission into the program. All prerequisite courses require a grade of "C" or higher.

2nd Semester

ENC1102Writing with Research

3

BSC1011CGeneral Biology II (For Science Majors) and Lab

4

MAC1114College Trigonometry

3

LIT2110Masterpieces of World Literature I

3

 

ARH1000Art Appreciation

3

OR

MUL1010Music Appreciation

3

BSC1011C: This course is a prerequisite for admission into the program. All prerequisite courses require a grade of "C" or higher.

Year 2

1st Semester

SPC2608Oral Communications/Research/Presentation Skills

3

CHM1045CGeneral College Chemistry I and Lab

4

MAC1140Pre-Calculus Algebra

3

 

REL2300World Religion

3

OR

WOH2012World History Before 1500

3

OR

WOH2022World History After 1500

3

 

EEX2010Introduction to Special Education

3

CHM1045C, EEX2010: This course is a prerequisite for admission into the program. All prerequisite courses require a grade of "C" or higher.

2nd Semester

ECO2013Principles of Macroeconomics

3

OR

ECO2023Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

CHM1046CGeneral College Chemistry II and Lab

4

MAC2311CCalculus I and Lab

4

EDF2085Introduction to Diversity for Educators

3

MAC2311C, EDF2085: This course is a prerequisite for admission into the program. All prerequisite courses require a grade of "C" or higher.

Both CHM1045C (required) and CHM1046C (recommended) require a one credit lab component. CHM1046C is not a requirement for admission into the Secondary Biology Education program at Daytona State College; however, this course is recommended as a part of the AA degree to enhance the overall science background of the secondary teacher.

Year 3

Select courses may not be offered in every semester. It is strongly recommended that students meet with an advisor within the College of Education to ensure appropriate scheduling of classes to stay on track toward graduation. 

Apply for Admission to BS Program

After completion of the first two years and receipt of AA degree, students must apply for admission into the Bachelor of Science in Biology Education program and complete all other admission requirements. Additionally, students must earn a "C" or higher in all BS program courses and maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher throughout the duration of the program.

1st Semester

SLS3355LOrientation to BS in Education Programs Lab

0

TSL3080ESOL Issues and Strategies I

3

EDG4323Professional Teaching Practices

3

EDF4430Classroom Assessment

3

EDF3214Child/Adolescent Development and Learning

3

PCB3034CGeneral Ecology and Lab

4

2nd Semester

PCB3060Introduction to Genetics

3

OCB2000CIntroduction to Marine Biology and Lab

4

BOT1010CGeneral Botany and Lab

4

EME3434Integrating Technology into Math and Science

3

LAE4361Strategies for Literacy for Middle/High Schools

3

Year 4

1st Semester

EDF4603Critical Issues in Classroom Management, Ethics, Law and Safety

3

PCB3203Cell Physiology

3

SCE4360Science Instructional Analysis

3

BOT3151Flora of Central Florida

3

EEX4242Teaching Exceptional Students in Secondary Schools

3

2nd Semester

EDF4943Student Internship

9

ESE4945Internship Seminar

3

ESE4945 and EDF4943 (Student Internship/Seminar) are full term classes. Students are required to have passed the Professional Education Test (PEd) and their Subject Area Exam (SAE) in Biology Education 6-12, in addition to completing all program courses prior to being eligible to enroll in their last semester of student teaching. Depending upon county of internship, students may need to be fingerprinted with a Level 2 background check, and/or may also need to complete a drug screening.

Note: Sequence of courses may vary. Check catalog course descriptions for requisite requirements.