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Life Sciences Education

Overview

56 credits + education course work

Why life sciences education?
This option qualifies the student to teach biology, zoology and general science in grades 5–12. Please note: course work leading to teaching certification may be reconfigured for this area of study. Licensure requirements are subject to change; therefore, students considering teaching in this area should be in continuous contact with the chair of this program and the School of Education for a list of required courses.

Career Options
A majority of our graduates pursue classroom teaching in public or private middle or high schools; others go on to seek advanced degrees in special education, literacy, educational administration, curriculum and instruction, school counseling or school psychology.

High School Preparation
Biology; Chemistry; Computer Science; Environmental Science; Physical/Earth Science; Physics

Sample Schedule (Paradigm) and Course Descriptions

For more information contact:
Biology Chair Education Chair
Phil Cochran, Ph.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #10
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 1544
pcochran@smumn.edu

Scott Sorvaag, Ed.D.
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
700 Terrace Heights #23
Winona, MN 55987-1399
(800) 635-5987, Ext. 6612
ssorvaag@smumn.edu