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Biology Teaching

Program Overview

The Biology Teaching Group offers an interdisciplinary master of science degree for teachers. Although designed specifically for biology teachers in K-12 schools and community colleges, other life science educators, such as those in environmental learning centers, may find the program especially worthwhile. Each student performs an in-depth study of a biological science problem in the context of its relevance to the teaching of biological science.

Graduate Program

Graduate Program Coordinator
222 Hitchcock, Box 355320
(206) 543-1689

Master of Science

Admission Requirements

  1. Secondary teaching certificate or evidence of professional involvement in K-12 or public education
  2. Bachelor's degree in biology or closely related field. Students in related fields must have adequate preparation in science.
  3. Minimum 3.00 GPA in the most recent 90 graded quarter credits (60 semester credits)
  4. GRE test scores
  5. Two or three letters of recommendation
  6. Statement of professional experience and objectives

Degree Requirements

36 credits

  1. Minimum 18 graduate-level credits; 18 graded credits (categories are not mutually exclusive)
  2. All coursework at the 400 level or above
  3. Minimum one course from each of the following areas: botany, genetics, microbiology, zoology; and from the College of Education. One course in biochemistry, unless already completed in prior academic work. Courses in biomedical history, fisheries, forest resources, environmental studies, and related fields may be appropriate.