Stephen F. Austin State University

Teacher Certification

Undergraduate Certification

Certification and SED Minor

Life Science (8-12)

Refer to the SFA College of Education for specific professional teacher education coursework requirements for Educator Certification. Below is a summary of biology course requirements for certification.

Courses for Biology Teaching Field (36 hours)

BIO 130, 131(4), 133(4), 342(4), 351, 309(4), 313, 341(4), 327, 370, and 470(1).

BI0 130 Principles of Cellular & Molecular Biology
BIO 131 Principles of Botany
BIO 133 Principles of Zoology
BIO 241 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
BIO 351 Plant Kingdom
BIO 309 Microbiology
BIO 313 General Ecology
BIO 341 Genetics
BIO 327 Human Physiology
BIO 370 Evolution
BIO 470 Senior Seminar

Sample Degree Plan for Life Science Certification 8-12

Click Here for a Sample Degree Plan for Life Science Certification (grades 8-12).