Secondary Education (BS) - Biology - Nevada State College

Secondary Education (BS) – Biology

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Share your passion for life sciences

There are few occupations more important than educating today’s youth. As a teacher in middle school or high school, you will have the opportunity to contribute to society by shaping adolescent minds. The Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with a Concentration in Biology, prepares you to work with children from seventh through twelfth grade in public, private, and alternative school systems, engaging their minds in science. If you feel the calling to work with children and/or adolescents and want to strengthen the community and society through education, consider becoming a secondary education teacher.

It takes a dedicated individual to be a secondary teacher as the job is certainly not an easy one. As a teacher, your students will look to you for education, guidance and support. Education majors in the Nevada State College Teacher Preparation Program must participate in a planned series of field experiences with an emphasis on biology as an integral part of their training. In the biology track, you will split your time between learning best teaching practices and an emphasis on biology. Here, we provide a supportive, inclusive and hands-on learning experience so that you can BE CONFIDENT when leading your classrooms.

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Top of the salary schedule for experienced teachers in the Clark County School District (Not including benefits!)
Number 185
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CAREERS

Some of the careers our graduates pursue are: 

  • Secondary science teacher
  • School administrator
  • Education researcher
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STUDENTS

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ENGAGING CLASSES

Some of the engaging classes you can take in this major include:

  • EDSC 325 Differentiated Instruction and Assessment for Diverse Learners
  • EDSC 463 Teaching Secondary Science
  • BIOL 220 Introduction to Ecological Principles
  • BIOL 300 Principles of Genetics
  • BIOL 415 Evolution
  • STAT 391 Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences
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