Northern's biology education bachelor's degree program prepares you to share the excitement of science as a teacher.

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 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.



Education Scholarships

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Biology Education (BSEd) Course Requirements and Student Learning Outcomes


Plan of Study

Biology Education (BSEd) Plan of Study