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Earn your degree in Biology with an emphasis in Biology Education at Pittsburg State University.

Ready to inspire a new generation of scientists and doctors? The Biology Education curriculum pairs a foundation in the life sciences with the theories and methods of teaching.

Graduates are well-prepared to engage students in meaningful learning experiences and effectively communicate complex biological concepts. 

Classroom topics in the Biology Education emphasis

  • Explorations in Education
  • Organization and Management of the Middle and Secondary Classroom
  • Techniques for Teaching Biology

How to become a biology teacher?

The Biology Education emphasis track prepares students to teach biology at the high school level. Gain critical knowledge and skills in general science, advanced biology, and valuable teaching methods that can improve student lives.

Student teaching is a key component of Biology Education. For a full semester, our students work in a real-world classroom setting, under the supervision of a licensed teacher.

Upon completion of the student teaching experience, students will be eligible for licensure.

Biology teacher jobs

  • High school teacher: Earn licensure after graduation and enter the teaching workforce. The median salary of high school teachers is $61.820.
  • College biology professor: Many students leverage their training in teaching for high education. Biology students continue their education at the graduate level to pursue faculty positions.

About Biology Department

We have undergraduate programs covering the range of modern biology including: pre-health (pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-vet, pre-optometry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant), medical laboratory sciences, cell and molecular biology, wildlife biology, fisheries and aquatic sciences, botany, ecology, and secondary education.

There are almost 400 students in the undergraduate program and about 20 in the graduate division. The Department of Biology has 13 full-time faculty with a wide range of interests. The faculty are dedicated and committed to Pittsburg State University and the department, but most importantly, to students. Most faculty are actively engaged in research activities, national professional organizations, and professional service.

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