Oct 27, 2020  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biology - Life Science (Teaching) (BLST) - BS Major

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95 S.H. (No Minor required)

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.

Note: Winona State University teacher education programs are often redesigned to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor and refer to the Teacher Education Addendum at www.winona.edu/education/advising for the latest information about program requirements whether you are applying to a teacher education program, or currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

Teaching majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to courses in the content area, as described below. Students majoring in Biology Life Science must have both a 2.75 overall GPA and 2.50 GPA or higher in the major. For more information about teacher education admission requirements, see Teacher Education Licensure Programs .

Life Science Requirements - (6 S.H.)

Life Science Electives - BIOL (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: 

Professional Education Sequence


1. These courses require formal admission to the teacher education program. For more information about teacher education admission requirements, see Teacher Education Licensure Programs .
2. The College of Education plans to restructure some program offerings. As a result, the content, numbering, and/or credit hours for Professional Educational Sequence courses will likely be revised after this catalog goes to print. To obtain the latest course requirements, please refer to the current program sheets.



  • EFRT 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently

Other Required Courses (28 S.H.)


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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