Bachelor of Science, Secondary Biology Four-Year Plan
The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education (Biology concentration) at Southeastern University equips students to design lessons, dissections, and other labs to deepen their students’ interest in and understanding of living organisms. Through college-level science coursework and teaching field studies, you’ll develop a deep understanding of scientific concepts from microscopic to macroscopic, preparing you to pass that knowledge onto your students. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to become state certified, as well as FLOCS and ACSI-certified (national and international). Science teachers are currently in high demand, and some states, such as Florida, even offer programs to reimburse college tuition for students who enter the field.
All teacher education programs have met requirements for Florida State Approved Programs.
Students who plan to teach in Florida schools must file an application with the Office of Teacher Certification for the State of Florida and complete the post-degree requirements for the teaching credential.
Students graduating from Florida state-approved teacher certification programs are currently eligible for initial certification to teach in all members of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC), an interstate reciprocity contract allowing certified teachers to obtain teaching jobs in other states and territories. An applicant’s eligibility for certification according to the interstate agreement contract will be determined after the application for a Florida teaching certificate is on file in the Teacher Certification Office. For more information on state-specific certification requirements click here.