Secondary Certification Teaching Major/Minor Biology

Major Requirements

A minimum of 32 semester hours is required.

Required Courses
BIOL 130
130L
Intro Org and Environ Biology
and Intro Org & Envir Biol Lab/Rec
4
BIOL 140
140L
Intro Molec & Cellular Biology
and Intr Molec & Cell Biol Lab/Rec
4
Cellular and Molecular Biology:
Select two courses from below. One must be a laboratory course:6-8
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
General Genetics
and General Genetics Laboratory 1
Principles of Biochemistry
Epidemiology
Microbiology
and Microbiology Lab
Applied & Environ Microbiology
and Appl & Envir Microbiology Lab
Microbial Genetics 1
Virology
Immunology
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
Biochemistry II
and Biochemistry Laboratory II
Molecular Biology
and Molecular Biology Lab
Physiology of Micro-organisms
Organismal Biology:
Select two courses from below. One must be a laboratory course:7-9
Comparative Animal Physiology
and Comparative Anim Physiol Lab
Introduction to Mycology
Histology
and Histology Lab
Embryology
and Embryology Lab
Invertebrate Zoology
Plant Biology
and Plant Biology Lab
Plant Physiology
and Plant Physiology Lab
Introduction to Neurobiology
and Intro to Neurobiology Lab
Ornithology
Population and Environmental Biology:
Select two courses from below. One must be a laboratory course:7-8
Ecology
and Ecology Lab
Aquatic Ecosystems
Field Biology
Population Genetics & Evolutn
and Population Genetics & Evol Lab 1
Behavior and Evolution
Advanced Field Ecology
Electives
Select 0-4 credit hours from above:0-4
Total Credit Hours28-37

Major Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a major.
  2. For the major, 16 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.
  3. At least 15 semester hours in UM-Dearborn courses required for a major.
  4. Additional courses may be required to satisfy program and 32 semester hour requirement.

Program Notes:

  1. Minimum GPA's are required for program completion: 2.75 cumulative, 2.75 in major, 2.75 in minor, and 2.75 in Professional Studies.
  2. Advising Policy:  The student is responsible for complying with requirements described in the Undergraduate Catalog as well as on the Four Phase Checklist.  Students are expected to meet with their College of Education, Health, and Human Services advisor at least once per year and in the term prior to graduation.
  3. Courses taken on a PASS/FAIL basis will NOT be accepted toward program completion.
  4. CEHHS recommends successful program completers for State of Michigan Certification, however, it is ultimately up to the State of Michigan to issue certificates.  Certain offenses on a criminal record can keep individuals from obtaining teacher certification.  Please refer to The Revised School Code, Act 451 of 1976, section 380.1539b.
  5. Initial certification program students must have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to student teaching. 
  6. Certified teachers pursuing an endorsement in a post-degree program must complete all program requirements and have passing scores on the appropriate MTTC subject area test reported to the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services by electronic delivery or direct mail from Pearson Evaluation Systems prior to a recommendation being made to the State of Michigan Department of Education.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 21 semester hours is required.

Required courses21
Intro Org and Environ Biology
Intro Molec & Cellular Biology
Practicum in Science:Secnd Grd
Cell and Molecular Biology
Select at least one course from major list
Organismal Biology
Select at least one course from major list
Population and Environmental Biology
Select at least one course from major list
Total Credit Hours21

Minor Notes:

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for a minor.
  2. For the minor, 7 semester hours must be in courses numbered 300 or above.