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Biology - Secondary Education Concentration | Undergraduate Degree Program

Biology - Secondary Education Concentration

Understand and respect the patterns and processes of the living world. You will develop technical and analytical skills needed to identify and evaluate the significance of biological problems across all levels of organization, from the cell to the biosphere.

This degree program was developed for those who want to teach at the secondary level. You will gain hands-on, in-classroom experiences. Prospective secondary education teachers learn how to identify and be sensitive to the unique needs, challenges and learning styles of diverse student populations.

Biology - Secondary Education is offered at the following locations.

  • Ottawa, KS (Residential Campus)

Education 6-12 Licensure Minor Courses

Required Courses

  • Technology for Educators
  • The Teaching Profession I
  • The Exceptional Child
  • Educational Psychology
  • Foundations of Schools in a Diverse Society
  • Secondary Methods and RICA
  • Specialized Methods/Practicum
  • Secondary Student Teaching I
  • Secondary Student Teaching II


Biology Licensure Content 6-12

  • Principles of Biology & Lab | 
  • Organismic Biology Lab | 
  • Organismic Biology | 
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology Lab |
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology | 
  • Microbiology Lab | 
  • Microbiology | 
  • Ecology & Lab |
  • Genetics & Lab |
  • Cell Biology & Immunology Lab| 
  • Cell Biology & Immunology | 
  • Biology Seminar | 
  • Integrative Survey |

Biology Licensure Electives (select 6 credit hours)

  • Environmental Biology |  
  • Natural History of KS Vertebrates w/Lab | 
  • Biochemistry | 
  • Comprehensive Anatomy of Vertebrates & Lab | 
  • Developmental Biology & Lab | 
  • Medical Terminology |

Biology Licensure Supporting Courses

  • General Chemistry I & Lab | 
  • General Chemistry II & Lab | 
  • Organic Chemistry I & Lab | 
  • Organic Chemsitry II & Lab | 
  • College Physics I & Lab | 
  • College Physics II & Lab | 
Full Degree Catalog

University Accreditation

Ottawa University, as a whole, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Specific degree programs within our institution have also been accredited by relevant bodies within the field:

We are proudly recognized for our commitment to student excellence by the following designations:

Why Choose Ottawa
Almost all courses in Ottawa University’s programs are available online and accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. We make it easy for you to transfer credits in order to help keep tuition costs down. We also offer courses in accelerated 8-week terms in order to reduce your time to completion. These are just a few of the reasons why we are proud to be the best, fastest, and most affordable option locally in the Kansas City, Milwaukee, and Phoenix areas, as well as serving students nationally through our online degrees.

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