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Preparation + opportunity = success

That's the DSU equation. We're a four-year university with nationally recognized programs, cutting-edge facilities, and the brightest thinkers. But we're also a tight-knit, inclusive community. Small class sizes mean hands-on training and individualized attention. All this with an affordable, public school price that's among the best values in the region.

Majors & Degrees

Biology: Biology Education (BS)

Develop the inner scientists in students

Show your students how to explore, imagine, and flourish in a vast array of biological sciences. Educate your students on genetics and plant life. Explore animal classifications. Demonstrate safe laboratory practices. Inspire their inner scientist.

Share your passion, inspire your classroom

Be the teacher you’ve always wanted to be, in a field you love and enjoy. Share that passion with young students and motivate them to achieve their fullest potential.

Combine biology and pedagogy

DSU’s biology education program prepares you to become an expert in biology and pedagogy. Learn biological principles. Understand the fundamentals of education. Use the scientific method to orchestrate experiments. Conduct an undergraduate research project. Work in remarkable laboratories.

To give you the most out of your program, we embed a K-12 Technology endorsement in every education degree, allowing our students to teach computer classes post-graduation. You’ll also complete observation courses and a yearlong student teaching residency; giving you experience in classroom management, Common Core State Standards, teaching methods, and more.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the BS in Biology, Biology Education Specialization, students will:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the principles of biology
  • Be able to apply their knowledge of biological principles and the scientific method of inquiry to solve new problems
  • Have a high degree of proficiency in the use of computer technology
  • Be able to communicate their knowledge and results effectively
  • Create a safe and respectful learning environment with an awareness of developmental levels and needs of learners
  • Demonstrate professional dispositions of effective teachers to positively impact student learning while contributing to the well-being of their district


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