Biology B.S. with an Education Minor (VISTA)

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree in Biology Teacher Education with a minor in Education must complete the Lower and Upper Division core requirements and the following courses. This program is associated with the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP/VISTA)

Core Curriculum Requirements44-42
Biology Major Core Requirements52
Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements40
Total Units136-134

Biology Major Core Requirements

Lower Division Requirements
BIOL-111
111L
Principles of Cell and Molecular Biology
and Principles of Biology Lab,Principles of Cell/Molecular Biology Lab
4
BIOL-112
112L
Principles of Organismal Biology
and Principles of Organismal Biology Lab
4
BIOL-220
220L
Cell Biology
and Cell Biology Lab
4
CHEM-120
120L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
4
CHEM-121
121L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
4
MATH-180CCalculus 14
PSCI-223C
223CL
Mechanics of Solids and Fluids
and Mechanics of Solids and Fluids Lab
4
or PSCI-130
130CL
Introduction to Physics I
and General Physics I Lab
PSCI-225
225L
Electricity and Magnetism
and Electricity and Magnetsm Lab
4
or PSCI-131
131L
General Physics II
and General Physics II Lab
Upper Division Requirements
BIOL-309
309L
Microbiology
and Microbiology Laboratory
4
BIOL-311
311L
Genetics
and Genetics Laboratory
4
CHEM-304
304L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Techniques I
4
BIOL-485Undergrad Biological Research2
or BIOL-488 Biology Senior Project
or BIOL-450 UG Research or Internship Program
BIOL-499CCapstone Seminar in Biology2
Select on of the following Ecology Focus courses:4
General Ecology
and Ecology Field and Lab Practicum
Mountain Field Biology
Desert Field Ecology
Coastal Ecology
Total Units52

Integrated Teacher Education Program Requirements 

Requirements
MATH-265CIntro to Statistical Methods3
or MATH-270C Health Professions Statistical Methods
POLS-155CAmerican Democracy3
ENGL-453Language, Culture, and Linguistics3
Electives
Select one lecture/laboratory course from BIOL4
Credentialing Coursework
EDUC-424Foundations in Teaching for Single Subject2
EDUC-426Instructional Design and Subject Specific Pedagogy for Single Subject4
EDUC-434Curriculum Unit Planning for Single Subject2
EDUC-435Supervised Fieldwork for Single Subject4
EDUC-442CalTPA Cycle 10.5
EDUC-443CalTPA Cycle 20.5
EDUC-444Language Acquisition for Secondary Students1
EDUC-447Metacognition/Reading Strategies for Secondary Students1
EDUC-452Literacy in Content Areas for Secondary Students1
EDUC-464Use of Technology in the Classroom1
EDUC-488Clinical Practice Seminar for Single Subject2
EDUC-489Clinical Practice Fieldwork for Single Subject8
Total Units40

Disclaimer: This sample Four Year Plan is provided as a guide for the recommended sequencing of courses. Vanguard University requires that students complete a minimum of 120 units of required course work as outlined on the Requirements tab in order to receive a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. It is the student's responsibility to confirm with the department the course rotation before enrolling in courses. If applicable, please note the footnotes at the bottom of the page for additional information related to courses listed in a particular year and term. Questions, contact the Department of Biological Sciences.