Second Teaching Field in Life Science (Grades Seven through Twelve)

For students who are seeking a teacher certification within their major and would like a second teaching field in Life Science, the requirements are:

BIO 1330
BIO 1130
Functional Biology
and Functional Biology Laboratory
BIO 1331
BIO 1131
Organismal Biology
and Organismal Biology Laboratory
BIO 2410Intermediate General Botany4
BIO 2450Genetics4
BIO 4408Science Processes and Research4
BIO 4416General Ecology4
or BIO 4454 Plant Ecology
CHEM 1341
CHEM 1141
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 1342
CHEM 1142
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Laboratory II
Total Hours32

All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to: