• Life Science 9-12 Licensure Requirements

    State Licensing Tests

    Basic Skills
    Biology Content Knowledge

    Education Courses

    GED 7801 Intro to Advanced Teacher Thinking, 0cr
    GED 7815 Schools and Society, 4cr
    GED 7825 Educational Psychology, 4cr
    GED 7862 Education and Cultural Diversity, 4cr
    GED 7867 Theory to Practice, 4cr
    GED 7871 Teaching Literacy in the Middle and Secondary School/5-12, 4cr
    GED 7872 Exceptionality, 2cr
    GED 7879 Teaching Math and Science in the Middle and Secondary School Part I, 4cr
    GED 7874 Teaching Science in the Middle and Secondary School Part II, 4cr
    GED 7888 English Learners in the Mainstream, 2cr 
    GED 7895 Secondary Student Teaching/9-12, 6cr
    GED 0050 Student Teaching Seminar, 2cr

    Biology Courses

    BIOL 1800 Principles of Ecology and Evolution, 4cr
    BIOL 3060 Principles of Cell Biology, 4cr
    BIOL 3050 Principles of Genetics, 4cr
    BIOL 1820 Principles of Plant and Animal Physiology, 4cr

    Choose one from each of the following three categories:

    BIOL 3400 Comparative Anatomy, 4cr
    BIOL 3500 Plant Adaptation & Diversity, 4cr
    BIOL 3650 Invertebrate Biology, 4cr
    BIOL 5600 Dev. Biology, 4cr

    Cell Molecular:
    BIOC 3820 Biochemistry I, 4cr
    BIOC 3830 Biochemistry II, 4cr
    BIOL 3830 Applied Biotechnology, 4cr
    BIOL 5550 Microbiology, 4cr
    BIOL 5760 Immunology, 4cr

    Population Biology:
    BIOL 3770 Population Genetics and Evolution, 4cr
    BIOL 5540 Aquatic Biology, 4cr
    BIOL 5590 Ecology, 4cr
    BIOL 5650 Animal Behavior, 4cr

    Course with research component.

    NOTE: Hamline course that fulfills research component: BIOL 5650

    Related Courses

    Choose one:
    MATH 1150 Pre-Calculus, 4cr
    MATH 1170 Calculus I, 4cr

    Choose one:
    PSY 1340 Statistics: Behavioral Science, 4cr
    M&E 1230 Statistics, 4cr

    Chemistry Course

    CHEM 1130 General Chemistry, 4cr

    Two options for completing your MAT degree 

    Once you've completed student teaching and seminar, choose the option that best fits your needs for degree completion.


    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses, capstone project completed within one-year 
    GED 8025: Public Policy: Design and Action  (4 credits) 
    GED 8023: Capstone Practicum (4 credits) 
    GED 8495: Capstone Thesis (4 credits) or GED 8490: Capstone Project (4 credits) 


    Features: 12 credits, 3 four-credit courses, 3 consecutive terms 
    You choose from three content cohorts, starting in spring or fall:  
    Literacy Cohort:   Spring, Summer, Fall semesters 
    English as a Second Language Cohort:  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters 
    Science & Inquiry Cohort:  Fall, Spring, Summer semesters