May 08, 2021
95 S.H. (no minor required)
2.5 GPA required.
Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.
The Biology department, in cooperation with other science departments and the College of Education, administers a Board of Teaching approvable program to meet the needs of 21st century science teachers at the 9-12 grade level.
Biology Core Courses (18 S.H.)
Lab - Choose one (1 S.H.)
Life Science Requirements (6 S.H.)
Life Science Electives (8 S.H.)
At least 8 S.H. of approved elective courses to be chosen from the biology electives listed below. It is strongly recommended that the elective requirements be fulfilled from the following courses; students should carefully choose electives with the aid of the life science advisor to ensure broad knowledge and skill in biology:
Other Required Courses (28 S.H.)
Teacher Education Licensure Program Information
Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA), passing Basic Skills Exams and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.
All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.
Professional Education Sequence (36 S.H.)
Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs for more information.
- EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
- EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
- EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently
Student Teaching (12 S.H.)
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement
✪ = Civic Engagement and Service Learning