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Teacher Licensure

Students may become eligible for teacher licensure in the field of Life Sciences (Adolescents and Young Adults) by completing content area requirements as well as 34 semester hours in education courses (including student teaching) offered through CWRU. For more details, please contact James Bader, executive director of the Gelfand STEM Center.

Subject Area Requirements

Biology core courses
BIOL 214 Genes, Evolution and Ecology 3
BIOL 214L Genes, Evolution and Ecology Lab 1
BIOL 215 Cells and Proteins 3
BIOL 215L Cells and Proteins Laboratory 1
BIOL 216 Development and Physiology 3
BIOL 216L Development and Physiology Lab 1
BIOL 223 Vertebrate Biology 3
Mathematics core courses
MATH 125 Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci I 4
MATH 126 Math and Calculus Applications for Life, Managerial, and Social Sci II 4
Chemistry core courses
CHEM 105 Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHEM 106 Principles of Chemistry II 3
CHEM 113 Principles of Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 223 Introductory Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 224 Introductory Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 233 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 2
Physics core courses
PHYS 115 Introductory Physics I 4
PHYS 116 Introductory Physics II 4
One of the following earth, environmental, and planetary sciences (EEPS) courses 3
EEPS 101
The Earth and Planets
EEPS 110
Physical Geology
EEPS 115
Introduction to Oceanography
EEPS 117
Weather and Climate
One of the following genetics, cell and molecular biology, or microbiology courses 3-4
BIOL 308
Molecular Biology
BIOL 326
Genetics
BIOL 343
Microbiology
BIOL 362
Principles of Developmental Biology
One of the following genetics, cell and molecular biology, or microbiology courses 2-3
BIOL 301
Biotechnology Laboratory: Genes and Genetic Engineering
BIOL 344
Laboratory for Microbiology
BIOL 362
Principles of Developmental Biology
One of the following behavior courses 3-4
BIOL 358
Animal Behavior
BIOL 373
Introduction to Neurobiology
BIOL 374
Neurobiology of Behavior
BIOL 382
Drugs, Brain, and Behavior
One of the following zoology or ecology courses 3-4
BIOL 305
Herpetology
BIOL 318
Introductory Entomology
BIOL 336
Aquatic Biology
BIOL 338
Ichthyology
BIOL 351
Principles of Ecology
Total Units 61-65