Biology Education (BSE)

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Teaching biology is often a hands-on experience. When you join us at DSU, prepare to get your hands a little dirty, wet, or wrapped around a microscope. Because we believe you can't teach science unless you've done science.

Benefits of studying biology education at DSU

Biology Education classes are typically close-knit. The student–faculty ratio is just 18:1 on average. Faculty have real-life experience teaching in the schoolroom. As a student in their classrooms, you’ll receive real-world advice that will be immediately applicable. We’ve also developed strong relationships with biology educators in the area to help you find internships and student teaching opportunities.

You'll also have a year-long residency (a two-semester student teaching opportunity) in the public schools as your capstone experience. As a student teacher, you will teach at either at the middle or high school level to give you a jump start on your teaching career.

Outside the classroom, there are a number of student clubs and activities to join, including the Teachers of Tomorrow Club and the Kappa Sigma Iota (KSI) Honorary Society. Scholarships and grants are also available for biology education majors.

Integrated technology

With DSU’s technical focus, you’ll be prepared to teach with the latest classroom technology. You’ll use computer simulations to demonstrate biological systems and get familiar with one-to-one technology. You’ll be fully prepared to teach biology in a digital environment.

All of our education graduates receive a K-12 educational technology endorsement. It's built right into the degree. This means our teachers not only know how to integrate technology into their classrooms, but they can teach computer classes at elementary, middle and high school levels.

Possible job titles

  • Biology Teacher
  • Anatomy Teacher
  • Life Science Teacher
  • Biology Researcher
  • K-12 Technology Teacher

Next steps

See what classes you’ll be taking with our plan of study.

Schedule a campus visit to meet biology education professors and students in the department and see the campus.

You can always contact us with any questions—or just to talk about what is possible.