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GCU’s Biology Teacher Degree: The Core Courses


When you become a teacher for middle school and high school students, you can help open their eyes to new academic pursuits, including STEM subjects such as biology. If you want to enroll in GCU’s Bachelor of Science in Biology for Secondary Education program, you’ll take core courses such as:

Molecular and Cellular Biology

During your time in the biology teacher degree program, you’ll take a variety of science courses, including this one that focuses on eukaryotic cells. This course also discusses gene expression and regulation, DNA and how it relates to molecular biology.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

You’ll start with a Human Anatomy and Physiology class followed by a lab to complete this two-part course. The first part of this course covers basics you’ll need to understand for your future career, including the various systems of the body as well as cells and tissues.

Methods of Teaching Science in Secondary Schools

Along with biology, your courses will also include lessons that will help you develop exceptional teaching skills. Throughout this course, you will learn about different techniques that you can use to help your future students understand the biological lessons that you will provide during class.

Survey of Special Education: Mild to Moderate Disabilities

As a teacher, you will work with many different students who have many different needs. GCU can help you prepare for this future with the Survey of Special Education course included in our program for future biology teachers. During this course, you learn about the different characteristics and needs of special education students as well as the best approaches for working with them and their parents.

Are you interested in becoming a biology teacher? If so, GCU can help you gain the tools you will need to be a highly effective educator. Learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Biology for Secondary Education program by visiting us online or clicking the green Request More Information button up at the top of this page.