2018-2019 Catalog

Subject Matter Preparation Program in Biology

The Subject Matter Preparation Program is authorized by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. This course of study includes a number of prescribed courses that address proficiency standards for content knowledge required for the Single Subject credential in Biological Sciences. Interested students should contact the departmentally designated advisor for current information.

Specific Biological Sciences Subject Matter Authorization (32 units)

Holders of a Single Subject or Multiple Subject credential issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing may secure an additional Specific Biological Sciences Subject Matter Authorization that allows the holder to teach the specific subjects in grades preschool, K-12, and classes organized primarily for adults. 

For other requirements governing issuance of this authorization, consult the Teacher Education section of this catalog or contact the College of Education Student Services Center.

Complete each of the following courses or equivalent as approved by the Biology Department Advisor:

A.  Lower Division (21 units):

BIO 120Principles of Biology I

3

BIO 121Principles of Biology Lab I

1

BIO 122Principles of Biology II

3

BIO 123Principles of Biology II Lab

1

BIO 124Principles of Biology III

3

BIO 125Principles of Biology Lab III

1

BIO 250 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology

3

BIO 251 Elements of Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory

1

CHE 110General Chemistry I

5

B.  Upper Division (11 units):

BIO 324Microbiology with Clinical Applications

3

BIO 325Microbiology with Clinical Applications Laboratory

1

BIO 336Environmental Biology

3

BIO 360Marine Biology

3

BIO 361Marine Biology Laboratory

1