Buffalo State

Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012

Biology Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

BS-NS BGX

Biology Department

Bachelor of Science (HEGIS 0401.01)

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Accredited


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The biology B.S. degree program in secondary education leads to a New York State Initial Certificate for teaching both biology and general science in grades 5–12.. Students seeking admission to the biology B.S. education program should initially enroll in the biology B.A. program. After successfully completing at least two required biology courses at Buffalo State with a GPA in these courses of 2.75 or higher, students apply for admission to the biology B.S. education program during the semester they complete SED 200. A minimum GPA of 2.75 in biology courses is required for admission to SED 405, SED 407, and SED 408.

NOTE: Undergraduate or post-baccalaureate candidates seeking New York State Teacher Certification are advised to review the M.S.Ed. in Science Education degree program. This program is designed to enable students to quickly and efficiently develop the knowledge and skills required for teaching; the program leads to initial NYS certification for those candidates already holding undergraduate science degrees. Candidates currently in undergraduate or post-baccalaureate programs should strongly consider transitioning to the new program.

Intellectual Foundations Requirements

33–39 cr*

Total Required Credit Hours in Biology

31 cr

BIO 111

Introduction to Biology (4)

BIO 212

Introduction to Organismal Biology and Diversity (4)

BIO 213

Introduction to Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (4)

BiO 214

Introduction to Cell Biology (4)

BIO 303

Genetics (4)

BIO 315

Ecology (4)

BIO 405

Organic Evolution

Select one of the following:

BIO 308,
BIO 309

Human Anatomy and Physiology (with lab) (3, 1)

BIO 402

Comparative Animal Physiology (4)

Total Required Credit Hours in Professional Education

30 cr

SPF 303

Educational Psychology: Middle and Secondary Education

EDU 416

Teaching Literacy in Middle and Secondary Schools

SCI 445

Literacy for Teaching Science

EXE 372

Foundations of Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities

SCI 323

Science as Inquiry

SED 200

Field Experience in Secondary Science Education

SED 310

Teaching Science in a Middle School

SED 401

Techniques for Teaching Laboratory Activities in the Secondary Science Classroom

SED 405

Methods and Materials in Teaching Secondary School Science

SED 409

Seminar in Secondary Science Education

Total Required Credit Hours in Student Teaching

12 cr

SED 407

Practice Teaching Science in the Middle School (6)

SED 408

Practice Teaching Science in the High School (6)

Total Required Credit Hours in Other Fields for Certification

27-35 cr

A. One Year (or Equivalent) of a Foreign Language (0-6 cr)

B. Cognate Sciences* (23-25 cr)

CHE 111 and
CHE 112

Fundamentals of Chemistry I, II (4, 4)

GES 101

Introductory Geology

GES 103

Introductory Geology Laboratory (1)

PHY 107 and
PHY 108

General Physics I, II (4, 4)

OR

 

PHY 111 and
PHY 112

University Physics I, II (5, 5)

Select one of the following:

GES 111

General Oceanography

GES 131

Introductory Astronomy

GES 241

Meteorology

C. Mathematics* (4 cr)

MAT 126

Calculus (or equivalent) (4)

*In most cases, two courses can fulfill Intellectual Foundations requirements.

Total Required Credit Hours

133-147 cr

*Up to 6 general education (IF 14) courses (math/quantitative reasoning, American Civilization, Western Civilization, Non-western Civilization, Global and Diversity) may overlap with required courses in the major which could significantly reduce the total number to 120-129 credit hours required. Advisement is strongly encouraged.

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Undergraduate Major Programs at a Glance

Undergraduate Minor Programs at a Glance

Anthropology (B.A.)

Art (B.A.)

Art Education (PK–12, B.S.)

Art Education (PK–12, PTCP)

Art History (B.A.)

Arts and Letters (B.A.)

Biology (B.A.)

Biology Education (7–12, B.S.)

Biology Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Business Administration (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (B.S.)

Business and Marketing Education (PTCP)

Career and Technical Education (B.S.)*

Career and Technical Education (PTCP)*

Ceramics (B.F.A.)

Ceramics (B.S.)

Chemistry (B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, B.S.)

Chemistry Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Childhood and Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 6, Combined Program)

Childhood Education (Grades 1–6, B.S.)

Childhood Education and English Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 English Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and French Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 French Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Italian Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Italian Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Mathematics Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Mathematics Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Spanish Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Spanish Extension, B.S.)

Childhood Education and Social Studies Extension (Grades 1–6 and 7-9 Social Studies Extension, B.S.)

Communication Programs

Communication Design (B.F.A.)

Communication Studies (B.A.)

Computer Information Systems (B.S.)*

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Design

Dietetics- Coordinated Program (B.S.)

Dietetics- Didactic Program (B.S.)

Early Childhood Education (Birth - Grade 2, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, B.S.)

Earth Science Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Earth Sciences (B.S.)

Economics (B.A.)

Economics (B.S.)

Electrical Engineering Technology (Electronics) (B.S.)*

Electrical Engineering Technology (Smart Grid) (B.S.)*

English Programs

English (B.A.)

English Education (7–12, B.S.)

English Education (7–12, PTCP)

Exceptional Education (B.S.Ed.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (B.S.)

Fashion and Textile Technology (B.S.)

Fibers (B.F.A.)

Fibers (B.S.)

Fine Arts

Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

French Education (7–12, B.S.)

French Education (7–12, PTCP)

French (B.A.)

Geography (B.A.)

Geology (B.A.)

Health and Wellness (B.S.)

History (B.A.)

Hospitality Administration (B.S.)

Individualized Studies (B.S.)*

Industrial Technology (B.S.)*

Interior Design (B.F.A.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Journalism (B.A.)

Mathematics (B.A.)

Mathematics—Applied (B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Mathematics Education (7–12, PTCP)

Mathematics Education (7–12, 5 – 6 Extension; PTCP)

Mechanical Engineering Technology (B.S.)*

Media Production (B.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.F.A.)

Metals/Jewelry (B.S.)

Music (B.A.)

Music Education (Pre-K–12, B.Mus.)

Painting (B.F.A.)

Philosophy (B.A.)

Photography (B.F.A.)

Physics (B.A.)

Physics (B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, B.S.)

Physics Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Political Science (B.A.)

Printmaking (B.F.A.)

Psychology (B.A.)

Psychology (B.S.)

Public Communication (B.A.)

Sculpture (B.F.A.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, B.S.)

Social Studies Education (7–12, PTCP)

Social Studies Education (7–12, 5–6 Extension, PTCP)

Social Work (B.S.)*

Sociology (B.A.)

Spanish Education (7–12, B.S.)

Spanish Education (7–12, PTCP)

Spanish (B.A.)

Speech-Language Pathology (B.S.)

Technology Education (B.S.)

Technology Education (PTCP)

Television and Film Arts (B.A.)

Theater (B.A.)

Urban and Regional Analysis and Planning (B.S.)*

Wood/Furniture (B.F.A.)

Wood/Furniture (B.S.)

Writing (B.A.)

Undergraduate Major and Minor Programs

Course Listings

AAS - African and African American Studies

AED - Art Education

ALT - Arts and Letters

AMT - Applied Mathematics

ANT - Anthropology

ATS - Art Therapy Studies

BIO - Biology

BME - Business and Marketing Education

BSC - University College

BUS - Business

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information System

COM - Communication

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CRS - International Center for Studies in Creativity

CTE - Career and Technical Education

CWP - College Writing Program

DAN - Dance

DES - Design

DMP - Digital Music Production

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

ELS

ENG - English

ENS - Environmental Science

ENT - Engineering Technology

ESL - English Second Language

EWS - Education Workshops

EXE - Exceptional Education

FAR - Fine Arts

AAS - African and African American Studies

FIN - Finance

FLE - Foreign Language Education

FOR - Forensic Science

FRE - French

FTT - Fashion and Textile Technology

GEG - Geography

GER - German

GES - Geosciences

GRK - Greek

GST - Global Studies

HEW - Health and Wellness

HIS - History

HON - All College Honors Program

HPR - Coaching and Physical Education

HTR - Hospitality and Tourism

HUM - Humanities

IDE - Interior Design

INS - Individualized Studies

ITA - Italian

LAT - Latin

LIB - Library

MAT - Mathematics

MCL - Modern and Classical Languages

MED - Mathematics Education

MST - Museum Studies

MUS - Music

NFS - Dietetics and Nutrition

PHI - Philosophy

PHY - Physics

PLN - Planning

PSC - Political Science

PSY - Psychology

REL - Religious Studies

SAF - Safety Studies

SCI - Science

SED - Science Education

SLP - Speech Language Pathology

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPC - Speech Communication

SPF - Social Psychological Foundations

SSE - Social Studies Education

SWK - Social Work

TEC - Technology

TED - Technology Education

TFA - Television and Film Arts

THA - Theater Arts

UNC - University College

WGS - Women and Gender Studies

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