Why Biology Secondary Education at Bay Path University?
The need for teachers in Biology Secondary Education has never been greater. Fueled by the rapid changes in the scientific field and the demand for skilled and knowledgeable professionals for the growing science and health-based industries, there is a demand for teachers at the middle and high school level who combine the latest in scientific knowledge and procedures.
The Biology Secondary Education program, teaching grades 8-12, consists of a biology major combined with appropriate education courses. Students are required to take the Bay Path University core, a biological science core, and a education core. The course sequence has been developed to prepare you for the Biology MTEL, the necessary licensure for teaching at this level.
Upon completion, student earn an initial license in Biology issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Students graduating from this program qualify for license equivalency in states outside of Massachusetts once they pass the qualifying exams in those states.
Please note: A minimum 3.0 gpa and a minimum score of 1006 for the SATare required for admittance into the program.
Did You Know?
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.