Apply     Visit     Give     |     Alumni     Parents     Offices     TCNJ Today     

Sample Pathway for the Biology-Secondary Education Degree Program

Example Four-Year Curriculum for the Biology/Secondary Education Degree

Use as a guide only. Talk with your advisor!

LL = Liberal Learning course

Assumes students enter Calculus-ready, do not need WRI 101/102, need two semesters of language, and fulfill the LL gender and global requirements in courses that also fulfill breadth distribution requirements. *

Semester 1 CU Semester 2 CU
Orientation Seminar, BIO 099 1 Bio of the Eukaryotic Cell, BIO 211 1
Foundations of Biological Inquiry, BIO 201 1 General Chemistry II, CHE 202 1
General Chemistry I, CHE 201 1 School and Community, EFN 299 1
Calculus A, MAT 127 1 Sec Education Orientation Seminar SED 099 1
FSP 1 Liberal Learning 1 of 3 ** 1
Semester 3   Semester 4  
Ecology and Field Biology, BIO 221 1 Genetics, BIO 231 1
Organic Chemistry I, CHE 331 1 Organic Chemistry II, CHE 332 1
Adolesc. Learning & Dev., SED 224 1 Liberal Learning 2 of 3 1
Calculus B, MAT 128,  or Discrete Math, MAT 200,  or Stat. Inference, STA 215 1 Social & Legal Foundations of Special Education, SPE 103 1
Semester 5   Semester 6  
Bio Option 1 of 4 (BIO 300-400) 1 Bio Option 3 of 4 1
Bio Option 2 of 4 (BIO 300-400) 1 Pedagogy in Sec. Schools, SED 399 1
Language 1 of 2 1 Methods of Teaching Science, PHY 390 1
Liberal Learning 3 of 3 1 Reading in Secondary Education, RAL 328 1
Semester 7   Semester 8  
Student Teaching, BIO 490 1 Bio Senior Capstone, BIO 498  1
Education Capstone, SED 498 1 Bio Option 4 of 4, BIO 300-400  1
General Physics I, PHY 201  1
 Language 2 of 2  1

 

* If these assumptions are not met, students will need to take additional courses in the winter or summer in order to graduate in four years.

Top