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Academic Program Guide


FSU Teach Biology


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2017 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Biology FSU-Teach major works best if you can start in the highest math for which you have completed the prerequisites. **If you begin FSU without MAC1105 College Algebra credit, you will take MAC 1105, BSC2010 and BSC2010 Lab in Term 1. If you begin FSU with earned credit for College Algebra, you should take MAC1140, CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab during Term 1.

In order to be admitted for the second major in Education, students must have an overall 2.50 gpa, and satisfy the teacher education admission requirements noted here:
http://www.coe.fsu.edu/Admissions-Scholarships/Undergraduate-Admissions/Teacher-Education-Admissions-Requirements

(Please note: FSU-Teach majors are not required to take EDF1005, EDF2085, or EME2040)

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp
Email: scamp@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
CHM1045 General Chemistry I and CHM1045 Lab4
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra 3
GE Core Social Science3
SMT1043 Step 1: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Completed MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
MAC1140 Pre-Calculus Algebra or MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry5
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
SMT1053 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 3 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
BSC2010 Biological Science I and BSC2010 Lab4
SMT3100 Knowing and Learning3
Milestones 3
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete BSC2010 and BSC 2010 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 4 hrs
BSC2011 Biological Sciences II and BSC2011 Lab 4
CHM2211 Organic Chemistry I (or PHY2053C College Physics A with Lab - preferred)3(4)
ISC3523c Research Methods3
STA2171 Statistics for Biology 3
GE Ethics3
Milestones 4
Complete BSC2011 and BSC2011 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Apply for formal admission to School of Teacher Education (minimum overall GPA 2.50 required)
General Knowledge FTCE
Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language course4
PCB3063 Genetics3
PCB3134 Cell Structure and Function3
SMT4301 Classroom Interactions3
Milestones 5
Complete SMT3100 ( ≥ C minus )
Term 6 hrs
HIS3505 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics3
Foreign Language course4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Biology Area course3
BSC3016 Eukaryotic Diversity3
Milestones 6
Complete either PCB3063 or BSC3016 or BSC3402L ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Foreign Language 1
Complete ISC3523c ( ≥ C minus )
Summer hrs
TSL4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area3
RED4335 Content Area Reading for Secondary School Teachers3
Term 7 hrs
PCB4674 Evolution3
Biology Area course3
SMT4664 Project Based Instruction (meets Oral Communication)3
GE Social Science3
Foreign Language course4
Milestones 7
Complete RED4335 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SMT4664 ( ≥ C minus )
Professional Ed. & Subject Area FTCE
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Term 8 hrs
SMT4945 Apprentice Teaching and SMT4930 Apprentice Teaching Seminar 6
Milestones 8
Complete SMT4945 ( ≥ C minus )
Apply for Graduation in 1st two weeks of semester

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles Related to this Major: Baccalaureate level—Laboratory Assistant/Technician, Laboratory Tester/Analyst, Inspector (Ex: food & drug), Medical Technologist, Environmental Analyst, Crime Laboratory Analyst, Technical/Scientific Writer, Technical Sales and/or Service Representative, Teacher—high school (with appropriate education preparation), Consumer Safety Officer. With further study: biochemist/Researcher/Engineer, Physician, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Dentist, Chemist/Researcher/Engineer, Food Scientist, Teacher—college, university, Geneticist

Representative Employers: Public and private schools; research facilities; medical facilities; government organizations; private industry.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.


This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.





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