Students certifying in Life Science teach only biology at the middle grades level. All students certifying in middle grades level must take the required course work to be recommended for certification at that level. Click here for a complete list of courses in the Professional Development sequence. Students who want to teach science at the senior grades level should complete the Composite Science certification.
Biology: 24 hours
At least 10 additional upper-division hours demonstrating a breadth of knowledge in the following areas:
Two upper-division lab courses. May include courses from those listed above.
Chemistry: at least 8 hours of introductory chemistry including lab
Math: at least 3 semester hours at above the pre-calculus level