Biology Education

Degree: B.S.E.

Acquire a broad understanding of the sciences and a specialized skill set for teaching 7th to 12th grade students through the Biology Education program.

Why Study This Program?

Inspire the next generation of students to appreciate biology through Millersville University's Biology Education program. This rigorous secondary education program is designed to develop your expertise in both biology and education to ensure that you are equipped to become an outstanding teacher for 7th to 12th grade students. The biology department will expand your knowledge of the sciences while you simultaneously gain practical skills through the educational foundations department.

The biology faculty members at MU encourage students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, scientific researchers and creative educators. Various on and off-campus programs allow you to get involved in professional real-world experiments and projects that will ultimately help you become a better teacher.

MU's Secondary Education program maintains partnerships with liberal arts departments to provide education courses, field experiences and co-advisors for future teachers interested in teaching 7th to 12th grade students. By successfully completing this program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree with a certification in Secondary Biology Education and be prepared for Pennsylvania licensure exams.

Millersville University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and approved by the American Association of University Women.

“At Millersville, Joe Receveur's unique honors thesis focused on cutting edge research addressing the impact of large storm events such as Hurricane Sandy on mosquito habitats and how larval mosquito control agents influence the microbial environment in which they live. He has continued his research on mosquitoes, in particular Aedes aegypti mosquito that is linked with the Zika virus. Currently, he is a graduate student at Michigan State University in the lab of Eric Benbow, working on mosquito oviposition (where mosquitoes lay their eggs) and the chemical compounds produced by bacteria that attract adult mosquitoes.  ”

- Joe Receveur | 2016

What Will You Learn?

The coursework and experiences contained within the Biology Education program reflect a collaborative curriculum which combines your interests in biology and teaching.

Your course of study will start with foundations in the physical and biological sciences and progress towards more specific subjects such as zoology, genetics and biometry. Meanwhile, extensive coursework in professional education will help you to build expertise in educational concepts and confidence in the classroom.

All MU education programs involve a Foundations Block which explores modern teaching and the psychology of teaching, Professional Blocks which focus on instructional technology and positive learning environments, and a semester of student teaching.