Make a positive impact on our environment and the next generation with a bachelor’s degree in biology - teaching from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Rooted in liberal arts and exploration, the biology - teaching program includes opportunities to test ideas, make discoveries and gain professional teaching experience.
Through projects, lab and field work, you'll gain the tools and skills needed to lead successful students. You will also have the opportunity to assist teachers in their classrooms as well as student teach for a full semester. Not only are these experiences excellent additions to your resume, but they also help you to build your leadership skills and discover your preferred teaching style.
As a UW-Eau Claire biology - teaching major, you'll quickly find that you earn so much more than just a degree. You'll use your knowledge and passion of the sciences to inspire future biologists. Your lessons might motivate students to find cures and vaccines for life-threatening diseases, discover new drought-resistant crops to fight hunger or reestablish a plant or animal species. The possibilities and opportunities are endless with a degree from UW-Eau Claire!
The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. Many incoming students are automatically awarded scholarships for having outstanding academic achievements. There are also additional scholarships reserved for students seeking a biology - teaching degree from UW-Eau Claire. For example, the L. Rodney Sheffer Scholarship is awarded to a deserving biology student who is planning on becoming a biology teacher.
We value giving you the funds you need in order to get the most out of your education. Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your biology - teaching degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UW-Eau Claire.
Biology - teaching program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This program is also available as a minor.
- Biology Club
- Molecular Movement
- Reef Team
- Tri Beta Society
- Collegiate Wisconsin Association of Middle Level Education
- Future Teachers Club
- Student Wisconsin Education Association
Accreditation information: The biology - teaching program is accredited by the Northcentral Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the Wisconsin Department Public Instruction. UW-Eau Claire's biology - teaching degree also leads to licensure to teach biology in early adolescence through adolescence classrooms.
Real-world experience and preparation. UW-Eau Claire's biology - teaching degree program will help you feel prepared to lead a classroom full of young and passionate students. In your sophomore year, you will assist teachers in elementary, middle and secondary school learning environments to become acquainted with the responsibilities of teaching as well as gain a better understanding of how schools are organized. During your junior year, you will receive classroom teaching experience by serving as a Teaching Assistant. As a senior, you will apply your knowledge through a full semester of student teaching or interning.
Travel and service-learning opportunities. UW-Eau Claire provides student teaching opportunities in a variety of settings. You might participate in programming at the Aldine School District in Houston, Texas, or choose an intercultural immersion trip to Washington, D.C., Minneapolis or Milwaukee. For students interested in supporting high school students from low-income and first-generation families, UW-Eau Claire hosts an Upward Bound program on campus. Another service-learning option is our Reading Partners program, in which students work directly with a child or family to help improve literacy skills.
Earning a biology - teaching degree from UW-Eau Claire offers job possibilities you may not have even thought of. Whether you pursue a career in teaching, developing curriculum or educating at a museum, you'll have the tools you need for a fulfilling career instilling a love of life and biology in others.
Where are biology - teaching alumni now?
- Executive director, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary, Wisconsin
- Science teacher, Lake Holcombe School District, Wisconsin
- Science teacher, Altoona School District, Wisconsin
- Science teacher, Manitowoc Public School District, Wisconsin
- Science teacher, Mounds View Public Schools, Minnesota
Biology - teaching careers
- Science teacher
- Curriculum developer
- School administrator
- Biological technician
- Museum educator
UW-Eau Claire sets you up for success through experiential, interactive learning and real-world experience. Courses include opportunities to learn in our exceptional biology facilities and conduct cutting-edge research alongside expert faculty.
Classes for biology - teaching degree majors might include:
- Foundations of Biological Inquiry
- Environmental Biology and Conservation
- General Chemistry
- Environmental Hazards
- Astronomy-Solar System
- Rocky Mountain Field Studies
Learn more in the UWEC course catalog.
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