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About the Biology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement Degree Program

On Campus

If you have a passion for biology and a drive to introduce the wonder of the natural world to the next generation of scientific minds,UNK's biology teaching degree is the perfect next step in your career journey.

Faculty from UNK's Biology Department and College of Education will equip you with the knowledge, skills and experience needed to be an effective science teacher with a Biology 7-12 Education major. You will work alongside faculty mentors who will encourage active participation and hands-on learning, emphasizing research and discovery though academic coursework, early field experiences and student teaching.

After completing the requirements, graduates are qualified to teach grades 7-12 in public or private school systems or to pursue an advanced degree. Education degrees are a cornerstone of UNK, which has gained a reputation for producing Nebraska top teachers for more than a century.

For additional information contact:

Dr. Joe Dolence
Assistant Professor of Biology
dolencejj@unk.edu

Teacher Education Requirements

BIOLOGY 7-12 TEACHING Program at a Glance

120

Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Biology 7-12 Teaching Subject Endorsement, Bachelor of Science in Education

$209

Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Ben Klein

"I found the department faculty very approachable and ready to answer any of my questions. Never once did I feel as though I had asked a question that was beneath them.” Ben Klein, a fourth-generation education graduate from Kearney State/UNK, has a natural love for the outdoors and a father who teaches high school biology. “I am genetically predisposed to teach biology."

Ben Klein

Lexington Public Schools, Lexington, NE

What can you do with a BIOLOGY 7-12 TEACHING Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that BIOLOGY 7-12 TEACHING graduates work for.

Careers

  • 7-12 Public School Biology Teacher
  • 7-12 Private School Biology Teacher

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