Biology

Secondary Education Program

Programs of Study
Biology - Secondary Teacher Certification

Students majoring in Biology may obtain Michigan certification to teach biology in grades 7-12. Students must complete all the requirements for the major in Biology, and additionally must complete a teaching minor and a 39-credit professional education program from the College of Education (see the GVSU College of Education website for more information).

Secondary admission to the College of Education requires at least a 2.7 GPA in the major. Students with a baccalaureate degree and a major in biology from another institution can be certified to teach by earning at least five credits in the Biology Department and completing the professional education requirements. The required courses in biology must be approved by the Department Chair or designee.


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