|Department, Number & Course Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|BIOL 120 ANIMAL SYSTEMS||Chemistry 121a 125a||4 hours|
|BIOL 121 PLANT SYSTEMS||Chemistry 121b125b||4 hours|
|BIOL 220 GENETICS||Biology 120,121 with C
319 Cell And Molecular Biology
Chemistry 241a Concurrently
|BIOL 340 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY||Biology121,121,220,319
|BIOL 327 EVOLUTION||Biol 120,121, 220||3 hours|
|BIOL 4XX 4 hr. Elective With Lab||Variable prerequisites, often 120,121,220& 319||4 hours|
|BIOL 365 Ecology (HAS A LAB)||Biol 120,121||4 hours|
|BIOL 494 METHODS SECONDARY BIOLOGY||Consent of Instructor
(Dr.AbuSharbain) ususally only in the fall.
|BIOL 497 SENIOR ASSIGNMENT (No Poster, but must take ETS exam)||Senior Standing - Taken when
Total Biology Credits Required
|CHEM 121 a and b "Inorganic Chemistry" 4 hrs each||8 hrs|
|CHEM 125 a and b "Inorganic Chemistry Lab"||2 hrs|
|CHEM 241 a and b "Organic Chemistry" 3 hrs each||6 hrs|
|CHEM 245 "Organic Chemistry Lab"||2 hours|
Total Chemistry Hours
Other Science & Math
Physics 206 a, b Or (Phys 211/212 a, b), "College Physics"
|Geography 210 "Physical
Geography". This course is a geology/physical science course, not a
social science geography course.
|Physics 356 "Astronomy" [
LCCC is PHSC 141, SWIC -ATY101 ]
|Statistics 244 "Statistics" is
recommended in place of Stat 107
|Science 451 "Integrated Science"
(Spring and sometimes summer course)
|Math 125 "College Algebra"||3 hours|
Total Other Science and Math
Remember to take the ICTS "Basic
It is required that you
take this test and pass it and pass CI 200 before you can take any of
Education courses such as EPFR 315, EPFR 320, Special Ed SPE 400,
CI 440 and CI 315 a,b and CI 352b. This basic skills test is not
requirement for the CI 200 course. Anyone can sign up for
the CI 200 course.
Professional Education Requirements
OCECA has a good website with more information. http://www.siue.edu/education/advisement/index.shtml
|Curriculum and Instruction 200, "Introduction to Education"||2 credits, Can be taken at SWIC or
L&C colleges, CI 200 is prerequisite to the rest of the courses on
this table below.
|EPFR 315 "Educational Psychology"||3 hours|
|3 hours, Concurrent enrollment with
Ed 381 required.
|SPE 400 "Special Education"
& Instruction 315a
"Observation at the School"
|2 hours. This requires observation out in a school, should be done during semester prior to student teaching and must be done before student teaching.|
|You have to have passed the ICTS "Science: Biology 105 Content" test prior to student teaching!||You have to
have passed the ICTS "Science:Biology 105 Content" test prior to
|Curriculum &Instruction 315b||Student Teaching semester, 2 hours|
|Curriculum &Instruction 352B||Student Teaching Semester, 10 hours
|If you want to teach 6,7 or 8th
grade, you have to also take CI 407 and EPFR 305
||Two extra classes for Middle School
School of Education Hours 28 hrs
Note: For those wishing to teach at the middle school level (6th,7th, & 8th), two additional courses are required. Education 405 "The Middle School Learner" and Curriculum & Instruction 407 (C&I 407) "The Middle and Junior High School". There are graduate sections of this course for inservice teachers and graduate certification students. These courses are usually offered spring, fall and summer.
General Education requirements constitute 48-50
Total Hours to graduate 135
Transfer students - Thirty hours must be completed at SIUE. If you are taking courses for certification only and already have a B.S. degree, the hours requirement is not applicable.
A 2.5 GPA is required for Biology major; A 2.5 is
to student teach (CI 352).
2.5 is required for entry into Biol 494 (Sec Ed Methods Biology)
SWIC courses that transfer to
|Soutwestern Illinois College (SWIC) in Belleville IL
||Southern Illinois University Edwardsville|
|Biology 101 Biology I||Biology 120|
|Biology 102 Biology I||Biology 120|
|Biology 151 Botany||Biology 121|
|Biology 155 Anatomy and Physiology||Biology 240A|
|Biology 156 Anatomy and Physiology||Biology 240B|
|Biology 250 Bacteriology||Biology 250 (not needed for secondary certification)|
|Biology 270 Genetics||Biology 220|
|Chemistry 105 Inorganic Chemistry||Chemistry 121a with lab Chemistry 125a|
|Chemistry 106 Inorganic Chemistry||Chemistry 121b/125b|
|Chemistry 201 Organic Chemistry||Chemistry 241a|
|Chemistry 202 Organic Chemistry||Chemistry 241b with lab 245|
|Physics 151 and 152 College Physics||Physics 206a and b "College Physics"|
|ATY 101 Astronomy
||Physics 356 - Astronomy
|Education 255 American Public Education (SWIC)
||Curriculum & Instruction 200|
|LCCC near Alton Godfrey Illinois
|Education 321||Curriculum & Instruction 200|
|PHSC 141 Astronomy
||Physics 356 - Astronomy
Please note that sixty hours must be completed at SIUE for those who are transfer students. Those interested in certification only, 60 hrs doesn't apply.
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you can send a copy of transcript.