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"The time I had at UCM definitely prepared me for teaching. I was able to build up resources that have helped me in the classroom."
Ashley Hiller, UCM alumna

Bachelor of Science in Education Degree

The Biology program at UCM provide a balanced curriculum of classroom instruction and practical laboratory experience.

Why choose Biology at UCM?

  • Facilities include modern laboratories in various areas of specialization, including the new molecular biology research lab and teaching facilities.
  • UCM owns Pertle Springs, a 300-acre park a mile from the main campus, which acts as a unique laboratory for research and field experiences.
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • UCM Education alumni are teaching in 82 percent of Missouri school districts.

What will I study?
The program is designed to prepare accomplished teachers for the 21st century who are equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes that will enable them to meet the needs of a multicultural student population in a highly technological society.
Courses include:

  • Foundations of Education
  • Ecology
  • Microbiology
  • Animal or Plant Physiology
  • Secondary Teaching and Behavior Management

What can I do with a degree in Biology Education?

  • Professor/Educator
  • School Teacher (Primary and Secondary)

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value an engaging learning experience that includes student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Biology there are several opportunity to be involved in:

  • Beta Beta Beta
  • National Science Teachers Association Student Chapter
  • Wildlife Society`

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio at UCM is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
In addition to a wide range of academic and professional experiences, all tenure-track members of the department's faculty have doctorates in their fields of expertise. Active research programs, many involving undergraduate students, and workshop and seminar participation keep faculty members abreast of the latest developments in their fields.

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Department of Biology and Agriculture

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