The Department of Biological Sciences participates in the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree program in Natural Science, which has been approved by the State of California as meeting the subject matter requirements for the Single Subject teaching credential in Science. The Biology Emphasis in the Natural Science degree program prepares students for teaching biology at any grade level through grade 12. See the section of the catalog dealing with the Natural Science degree for further information. Students should consult advisers in the department and in the Charter College of Education. Refer to the undergraduate Charter College of Education section for regulations governing all teaching credential programs.
Supplementary authorization in Biological Sciences for Single Subject Teaching Credential (23 units)
Holders of a Single Subject, Standard Secondary, or Special Secondary teaching credential, issued by the State of California may supplement that credential with a Supplementary Authorization in Biological Sciences for teaching Biology at any grade level through grade 12 or in classes organized primarily for adults by completing the following program with a grade of C or higher in each course. At least one of the courses must include a laboratory component. For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Charter College of Education.
Complete or demonstrate proficiency in each of the following courses (23 units):