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BS in Biology Education

As you might know, the United States will need thousands of science teachers over the next several years.

Biology Med PhotoIUP has programs to certify teachers in each of the sciences. The biology teacher education program at IUP is a very strong one, graduating biology teachers who have excelled in their chosen profession throughout the United States. The program is a joint program between the College of Education and Educational Technology and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The program is designed around the content and pedagogy of the Pennsylvania and national standards for teachers and public school students. The learner is at the heart of our program. Biology education students are carefully and thoroughly monitored and advised through a coordinated effort of three professors in the Biology Department.

Science education classes are limited to 15 students. There is ample opportunity for students to participate in class, to experience a great deal of hands-on practice in teaching, and to gain insight into a career in science teaching. The science educators teaching these classes have public school teaching experience and are constantly in the secondary school classrooms observing and working with biology teachers. Consequently, they set realistic expectations for what it takes to be a successful high school science teacher.

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Dr. Holly Travis

  • Biology Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 114
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705-1081
  • Phone: 724-357-2352
  • Fax: 724-357-5524
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.