At several times in the process of completing the requirements for the Biology Education Baccalaureate Degree there will be checkpoints where your satisfactory progress will be monitored before allowing you to continue on in the Biology Education Major.
Following are the checkpoints where this will occur:
During the second semester of each year (i.e. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior) a hold will be placed on your account such that you cannot register for courses until you speak with Bro. Haderilie, the program direction. When that time comes, please take the initiative to contact him and set up an appointment.
You will be asked to complete certain tasks each year to ensure that you are up to date and aware of the requirements of the program. There is more to becoming certified than just passing classes, and you need to know what those expectations are. These can be viewed and completed through the Science Education Program Portfolio in iLearn.
During the BIO 305 and BIO 405 courses you will complete various requirements that will allow you to demonstrate your ability and disposition in the field of public education. These requirements will determine whether or not you are ready to move on the program. You are only allowed to retake these courses once.
Also, during the BIO 405 course, which should be taken the last semester before student teaching, you will need to demonstrate that you are ready to move on to student teaching. Your instructor will be giving you feedback and helping you to identify any remaining weaknesses. You will be expected to show progress in these areas before you will be allowed to move into student teaching. This will include demonstration of ability to teach through a practicum experience and various other projects.