About The Program
In addition to the student teaching experience, NSU's Biology Education B.S.Ed. program offers a practicum experience, which allows future biology teachers to obtain valuable experience in the biological field.
In a practicum experience, you might be a course student instructor offering STEM programs to local schools, or serve as a naturalist in a state park.
Our biology education degree students historically have achieved a 100 percent pass rate on the Praxis II content certification exam, and the hire rate after completion of this program is near 100 percent.
In our small classes, you'll work one-on-one with faculty. Most upper-level courses have no more than 25 students - a great size for you to get to know your fellow students and professor. NSU's biology faculty members teach all their own labs, and they'll get to know you individually.
We encourage you to explore you individual interests, work closely with professors on research projects, and present your research results at meetings including NSU's Undergraduate Scholarship and Activity Forum, or in publications.
Most biology education graduates work as secondary school teachers. Others work as instructors in non-educational settings - for example, as corporate trainers; or in accounting or sales and marketing-related jobs.
For more information on careers in your chosen major or help choosing a major, visit Career Services.
“I’ve always had a drive to help the people around me, so a career in education made a lot of sense to me. Being a teacher and being able to help students and being able to build a relationship with my students is what I really care about. As a biology education major, the new science center has been an amazing resource for my classes. When I first came to Northern, they were already talking about the possibility of adding a new science building, and it has been really nice to have new facilities to get hands-on experience in. In my opinion, Northern is one of the best schools in the Midwest for education majors, so being able to learn from the faculty here and get all of the resources that the science center has to offer has been fantastic. I was also attracted to the community on Northern’s campus. I grew up in a small, tight-knit community, and I feel like I am able to get that same feeling on campus.” – Garrett Thompson, #WhyILoveNorthernStateU #beNORTHERN #unleashYOURpotential #GoWolves
Biological Statistics I
Biological Statistics II
Introduction to Physics I
Introduction to Physics II
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) I
Geographic Infromation Systems (GIS) II
Ph.D. University of South Dakota
M.S. North Dakota State University
B.S. North Dakota State University