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Bachelor's Degree in Biology - Education Minor

Why choose our Biology Bachelor Degree with an Education Minor?

Help students uncover life’s mysteries, and empower them to use science for the better through hands-on activities that make science real and fun. Combine a bachelors in Biology with an Education minor and build the skills you'll need as a secondary school science teacher.

Investigate cell chemistry and gene expression in newly renovated, industry-standard lab facilities. Explore conservation in the field—while kayaking in Florida’s mangrove forests, and trekking through Belize. Create lesson plans that foster curiosity and inquiry—and try them out in a practicum placement.

In 2011, Saint Leo’s Education department was named a national finalist for the Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award.

Saint Leo University offers a minor in education for students in other majors who may want to teach at the secondary level, but  for whom teaching is not their first career choice.  The minor is not recommended for students who plan to become certified teachers in K-12 classrooms, because it does not offer the same marketability or extensive professional preparation as the education major.  Students wishing to major in biology who plan to teach may consider pursuing a double major in Biology and Education or an Education major with a specialization in Biology.

Learning Experience:
Campus
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours

What can you do with a degree in Biology and minor in Education?

The minor in Education helps prepare students to teach science at the secondary level. Besides working as educators, Saint Leo students find employment in government, industry and other health-related professions, and even pursue graduate study in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science. If you want to teach, many school districts and states will require a teaching certificate, which may require additional preparation.

  • Biology Teacher
  • Science Teacher
  • Tutor
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Dentist
  • Pharmacist

Professional Development Opportunities

Student teaching

The Education minor includes one practicum in the secondary school level, with an optional second practicum and an optional extra semester for full-time teaching experience.

21st century classroom

Discover how to enhance learning with technologies such as iPads, the Mimio Teach and MimioVote™ assessment system and interactive SMART Boards.

Internships

Biology students have interned at the Department of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health Academy, Pittsburgh Zoo, Southwest Florida Water Management District and Moffitt Cancer Center.

Senior capstone class

Design, conduct and present research under faculty mentorship.

Co-curricular activities

Become an active member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Chemistry Club, Student Environmental Awareness, and Future Teachers Association.

Where are Saint Leo Biology Grads Now?

  • University of Colorado
  • Lake Erie College Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Tennessee Veterinary Program
  • Purdue University Veterinary Program
  • University of Florida Veterinary Program
  • University of Saint Augustine Doctor of PT/OT programs
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • Southwest Florida Water Management District
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
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