Why Biology Secondary Education at Bay Path University?
The Biology Secondary Education program consists of a biology major and relevant education courses that prepare students to teach grades eight through twelve.
Now is the perfect time to pursue a degree in Biology Secondary Education. Fueled by rapid changes in the scientific field and a shortage of skilled professionals, the demand for secondary education teachers in biology has never been greater.
As a student in the Biology Secondary Education program, you will:
Take a combination of Bay Path core courses, biological science core courses and education core courses that prepare you for the Biology MTEL (the licensure needed to teach at the secondary education level)
Learn in an environment that is focused on experimentation, collaboration and discovery
Earn an initial license in biology, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Qualify for license equivalency in states other than Massachusetts (students must pass qualifying exams required by each state)
Many schools report difficulty finding qualified science teachers. This shortage, combined with a large number of teachers reaching retirement age, will lead to an increased need for secondary education science teachers in the coming years.