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  Jan 17, 2018
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Biology, B.S. leading to the M.A. in Education

(with an area of concentration in Secondary Teaching and Inquiry / Leading to Unified Science and Biology Certification)

Maryville students who wish to teach biology in grades 9-12 complete the biology major with specific science certification requirements and complete the M.A. in Education in their fifth year. A student may enter this program while an undergraduate at Maryville University through the Early Access Program. See the School of Education: Secondary Education Bridge  section for details.

General Education requirements:

  • One course in art, music, performance, or aesthetics;
  • One course in English or in a foreign language;
  • One multicultural elective from English (i.e., ENGL 357), the arts, aesthetics, foreign language, humanities, philosophy, or religion;
  • One course in American history or government;
  • One course in philosophy;
  • Two additional courses chosen from different disciplines: economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, or sociology.

Environmental Science:

(minimum 3 credit hours)


(minimum 4 credit hours)

History/Philosophy of Science:

(minimum 3 credit hours)

Education Minor for Secondary Teaching

The Education Minor provides early access to the M.A. in Education Secondary Teaching and Inquiry (MA/STI). Students must maintain an overall 2.75 GPA and a 3.0 GPA in the content area. Students enrolled in this program are advised by a School of Education adviser and Arts & Sciences adviser in their content area. Candidates apply for the Master’s program in the fall of their senior year. Early access does not guarantee acceptance into the MA/STI. Acceptance into the MA/STI requires 3.0 GPA, Praxis II passing score, graduate school application, and successful interview with the mentoring team. See the School of Education: Secondary Education Bridge   section for more details.