Biology Bachelor's Degree with Secondary Education Certification Option - Enroll Now!
The certification in biology in secondary education program at Gwynedd Mercy University is a cross-listed program between the Schools of Education and Arts and Science. Core educational courses, required by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, are offered in addition to content specific courses that prepare students to successfully pass the state teaching certification exams. Our faculty members draw upon their practical experience and deep theoretical knowledge to prepare you for a rewarding career as a secondary school educator. You'll learn about a variety of teaching philosophies and approaches to secondary education through dynamic coursework and interactive classroom instruction. Diverse field experiences and extensive student teaching opportunities will further enhance your teaching skills.
Students who wish to teach in a secondary school setting may earn a baccalaureate degree combined with secondary teaching certification. Methods courses in content areas along with secondary methodology courses provide the basis for pre-student teaching and student teaching at the secondary level.