The program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences secondary education prepares graduates to teach biology at the secondary school level.
The post-baccalaureate program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree provides the opportunity for practicing teachers in other disciplines to add this subject to their certification and for professionals working outside of education to obtain their certification to teach at the secondary level.
Both degree programs are a collaborative effort between the Departments of Natural Sciences and Engineering Technology and Education.
Special Education Dual Certification Option
In addition to the initial certification program, Point Park education students can choose to simultaneously complete the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s requirements for special education certification.
The biological sciences secondary education and special education degree requirements list the course work required to obtain the dual certification.
You will receive a well-rounded education through Point Park's core curriculum and classes in the biological sciences secondary education major. Some of the courses in the program include:
- Human Biology
- Intro to Microbiology
- Intro to Genetics
- Organic Chemistry
- Physics Lab