Certification in Biology for Secondary Education

The Department of Biology also evaluates undergraduate and graduate preparation of applicants to the biology certification program in secondary education. This evaluation is done through interviews and/or review of transcripts of prospective candidates who have been admitted to the graduate program. Transcripts are forwarded to the department chair by the School of Education and Professional Studies. The chair of biology or a departmental designee will make recommendations for courses to be completed in the biological area of the student's program. Admission to the Professional Program is contingent on recommendation by the Department of Biology in addition to completion of other requirements.