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Academic Program Guide

FSU Teach Biology

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

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 diversity 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 or higher GPA, and satisfy the teacher education admission requirements noted here:

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

Mapping Coordinator: Shellie Camp

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

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
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Completed MAC1105 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
CHM1046 General Chemistry II and CHM1046 Lab4
MAC1114 Analytic Trigonometry3
GE Core Humanities3
GE or other elective3
SMT1053 Step 2: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete MAC1140 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I3
MAC2311 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I4
BSC2010 Biological Science I and BSC2010 Lab4
GE or other elective3
SMT3100 Knowing and Learning3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete CHM1045 and CHM1045 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete BSC2010 and BSC 2010 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete MAC1114 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete General Knowledge FTCE
Apply for formal admission to School of Teacher Education (minimum overall GPA 2.50 required)
Sample Schedule: 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)
STA2171 Statistics for Biology 3
GE Ethics3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete BSC2011 and BSC2011 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Complete CHM1046 and CHM1046 Lab ( ≥ C minus in each )
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
Foreign Language course I4
PCB3063 Genetics3
PCB3134 Cell Structure and Function3
SMT4301 Classroom Interactions3
ISC3402 STEM Engagement Perspectives 3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete SMT3100 ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
BSC3016 Eukaryotic Diversity3
Foreign Language course II4
Biology Area course3
RED4335 Content Area Reading for Secondary School Teachers3
ISC3523c Research Methods3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete either PCB3063 or BSC3016 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete Foreign Language 1
Summer hrs
TSL4324 ESOL Instruction in the Content Area3
GE History3
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
PCB4674 Evolution3
Biology Area course3
SMT4664 Project Based Instruction (meets Oral Communication)3
GE Social Science3
Foreign Language course III4
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete SMT4301 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete SMT4664 ( ≥ C minus )
Professional Ed. & Subject Area FTCE
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
SMT4945 Apprentice Teaching and SMT4930 Apprentice Teaching Seminar 6
Required Milestones: Term 8
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:

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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