Biology 9-Adult

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Students seeking Biology 9-Adult teaching certification complete the Biology B.A. or B.S. major requirements and the following (27 hours). The WVUteach curriculum can be completed within the 120 hours required for graduation with a B.A. or B.S. in Biology:

WVUTeach: Biology 9-Adult

ARSC 120Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
ARSC 220Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
UTCH 221Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (GEF 4)3
UTCH 222Classroom Interactions in Math and Science3
UTCH 420Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science3
UTCH 430Apprentice Teaching in Math and Science10
MATH 318Perspectives on Mathematics and Science (GEF 5)3
BIOL 376Research Methods3
Total Hours27

Additional Coursework for Non-Biology Majors

Select one of the following:4-8
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
and General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology
Introductory Physiology
The Living Cell
Ecology and Evolution
Biology B.S. Electives9-12
Select 3 hours from Cell and Molecular Biology *
Select 3 hours from Organismal Biology **
Select 3 hours from Evolution and Ecology ***
Additional Coursework24
Select one of the following sequences:
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Laboratory
Earth Through Time
and Earth Through Time Laboratory
Select one of the following sequences:
Introductory Physics
and Introductory Physics
General Physics
and General Physics
General Physics
Conceptual Physics
Applied Calculus
Calculus 1