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Bachelor of Science in Biology with Secondary Education Track

This degree is similar to an undergraduate Biology degree but without the organic chemistry requirement and with the addition of 36 hours of required courses for teacher certification.

In addition to our undergraduate program, there are alternate routes to biology secondary education certification at the University of North Georgia (UNG). The Post-Baccalaureate Initial Teacher Certification program allows those with an undergraduate degree to earn their initial teacher certification and the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is designed for individuals who possess degrees in majors other than education and wish to become initially certified in teaching fields comparable to their undergraduate degrees. (The MAT certification with a concentration in Secondary Education – Biology is not available at UNG).

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission to the Teacher Education Program, a student must:

  1. Complete 80 semester hours of credit with an overall grade point average of 2.75 or higher
  2. Complete EDUC 2110, 2120, and EDUC 2130 with a grade of "C" or better
  3. Complete all courses in Area A of the core curriculum with a grade of "C" or better
  4. Complete a Plan of study
  5. Post a passing score on the GACE Program Admissions test or its equivalent (you may exempt the test if you can provide proof of a SAT Critical Reading & Match combined score of 1000 or higher OR an ACT English & Math combined score of 43 or higher)
  6. Complete an application for admission to the Teacher Education Program. Application deadline is posted on the department Web page
  7. Agree to request a criminal background check

Study Abroad Opportunities

The University of North Georgia (UNG) College of Education provides multiple opportunities for students to study abroad while pursuing their education degree. All current opportunities are for seniors in their final spring internship.

What can you do with a career in Biology Education?

High School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Kindergarten & Elementary Teacher

Advisors

Dahlonega Campus

Ms. Kelly West
kelly.west@ung.edu

Gainesville Campus

Dr. Jeanelle Morgan
jeanelle.morgan@ung.edu

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