Biology - BSED
Southeast’s education program is fully accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). This national accreditation and Southeast’s strong program requirements and reputation offer our graduates enhanced opportunities when searching for and obtaining employment nationwide.
Southeast's biology program offers you a variety of opportunities to gain substantial hands-on experience beginning early in your college career. The program features many excellent research facilities, including excellent lab and field-based settings located on and off campus. As a biology student, you will have the opportunity to work with faculty conducting research, thus further developing the knowledge and skills you will need to advance in your field. These research projects often allow students the opportunity to present findings at conferences or regional and national meetings and to co-author articles for publication in scientific journals.
Southeast’s education program differs from that of many other universities by providing you with extensive field experience, beginning with first-hand classroom training and observation during your freshman year and continuing through student teaching during your senior year.
As a student in Southeast’s education program, you will receive a full semester of on-the-job student teaching experience, as opposed to the traditional eight or nine weeks of training, and you will have the opportunity to personally experience another culture’s educational system through international student teaching programs.
Southeast’s education program’s unique block format, in addition to providing increased professional experience, allows you to meet other students with your major early on, thus enabling you to form common bonds and establish professional relationships with others in your field.
Requirements for Admission to the Teacher Education Program:
- 2.5 GPA
- ACT Score of 22 or 265 on all C-BASE sections and any ACT score
- The ACT score requirement can be waived with a four-year degree
- A score of 20 is acceptable if test was taken before Oct. 1, 1989
- Score of 235 on all sections of the C-BASE (College Basic Skills Academic Skills Exam - tests science, social studies, English, math and writing. Sections not passed must be passed within two years of the semester in which the student first passed any section.) The C-BASE requirement is waived for students who have previously earned a four-year degree.
- Complete EN100 (English Composition) with a grade of “C” or better
- Complete EN 140 (Rhetoric & Critical Thinking) with a grade of “C” or better
- Complete PY120/CF120 (Child Psychology) with a grade of “C” or better
- Complete Block I (EL120 – Intro to Teaching) with a written recommendation
- No felony convictions are permitted
- Student may not be on disciplinary probation at the University