Bachelor of Arts Major in Biological Science with a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential
Dr. Ronald Duke Saltinski
The Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Biological Science with a Preliminary Single Subject Credential provides a rigorous education that prepares candidates for a career as a teacher at the middle and secondary school levels. The program builds a conceptual foundation in biological science. This program prepares candidates for professional work as single subject teachers in a changing cultural and economic environment.
For additional information on credential requirements, please see the School of Education Credential Information section of the catalog.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Describe cell structure and physiological functioning of microbes
and macroscopic organisms, including plants and animals.
- Identify major human organ systems, and the roles of their constituent organs.
- Explain structure and function of DNA and other important molecules (e.g., proteins), including patterns of chromosomal inheritance.
- Discuss biodiversity and evolutionary history of Earth’s organisms.
- Describe ecological interactions at the levels of the population, community, and ecosystem.
- Discuss fundamental concepts of natural and physical science including methods of scientific inquiry, ethics, and
- Explain how to support growth in cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains.
- Utilize different teaching strategies to accomplish teaching and learning goals.
- Create positive learning environments that ensure healthy human growth.
- Utilize systematic observations, documentation, and other effective assessment strategies in a responsible manner to facilitate and account for learning and to support positive growth.
- Design, implement, and evaluate standards-based lesson plans for learning and achievement in content areas.
- Integrate educational technology to meet the needs of all learners.
- Demonstrate professional standards and ethics.
To receive a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Biological Science with a Single Subject Teaching Credential, candidates must complete at least 180 quarter units as articulated below, 45 of which must be completed in residence at National University and 76.5 of which must be completed at the upper-division level, and the university General Education . In the absence of transfer credit, additional general electives may be necessary to satisfy total units for the degree. The following courses are specific degree requirements.
Completion of BIO 100, 100A, 201, 201A, 202, 202A, 203, 203A is equivalent to the course sequence BIO 161, 162, 163 100A for fulfillment of thIS degree.
Preparation for the Major
(15 courses, 55.5 quarter units)
Requirements for the Major
(24 courses; 96 quarter units)
Biological Science Requirements
(12 courses, 42.0 quarter units)
Education Theory and Methodology Requirements
(7 courses, 31.5 quarter units)
Student Teaching Requirements
(3 courses, 13.5 quarter units)
(2 courses, 9 quarter units)
Students must have a senior standing to enroll in EDX1201X. EDX1201X is graduate level and the grade earned must be a “B” or better. EDX1201X will not transfer to National University or any other university as a graduate level class.
- HEDX 1101X Intro Health Ed: K-12
- EDX 1201X Computer Tech in Classroom