Make a positive impact in this world by earning your bachelor’s degree in biology - teaching at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. By having a biology - teaching degree you will have the opportunity to change the world and inspire the minds of our future. At UW-Eau Claire, we strive to maximize your potential through experiential learning, internships, research, and collaborative learning opportunities.
When it comes to teaching biology it's important that you have all the skills and tools you need to lead a successful classroom. At UW-Eau Claire, we help you develop those leadership skills through experiential learning. In the biology - teaching degree program you will have the opportunity to student teach for a full semester so you will feel prepared when you start your career in teaching.
By earning a degree in teaching - biology from UW-Eau Claire, you will combine knowledge in the sciences, research, lab and fieldwork with teaching skills to inspire the minds of tomorrow.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds. There are currently thousands of dollars in scholarships for students seeking a biology - teaching degree from UW-Eau Claire.
Biology - teaching scholarships
UW-Eau Claire offers many different honors scholarships to students for their success. Incoming Blugolds are automatically awarded for having outstanding academic achievements.
Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Student support is one of our top priorities and we are here to help students and their families through the financial aid process. We strive to make the applications and payments as seamless as possible. Get in touch with our staff remotely or in-person through Blugold Central—Our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. Our staff helps you learn how to pay for your education so you can get the most value out of your business degree.
Learn more about the financial aid process at UW-Eau Claire.
Biology - teaching program details
- Program length: Four years
- Availability: Campus
- Biology Teaching Minor
- Biology Club
- Molecular Movement
- Pre-Professional Health Club
- Reef Team
- Tri Beta Society
Education student organizations:
- Blugold Beginnings
- Collegiate Wisconsin Association of Middle Level Education
- Future Teachers Club
- Student Wisconsin Education Association
Accreditation information: 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.
Experiential and high-impact learning. 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 and the organization of schools in general. In your junior year, you 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. UW-Eau Claire provides student teaching experiences in a variety of settings, including a program in the Aldine School District in Houston, Texas. You may also choose an intercultural immersion trip to Washington, D.C., Minneapolis or Milwaukee.
Change lives and help the community. 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 gives you many different career paths and opportunities. Ninety-nine percent of our graduates report they were employed or continuing their education.
Where are actuarial science alumni now?
- Executive Director, Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary; Sarona, WI
- Science Teacher, Lake Holcombe School District; Stanley, WI
- Science Teacher, Altoona School District; Altoona, WI
- Science Teacher, Manitowoc Public School District; Manitowoc, WI
- Science Teacher, Mounds View Public Schools; New Brighton, MN
Biology - teaching careers
- Science Teacher
- Curriculum Developer
- School Administrator
- Biological Technician
- Museum Educator
- Corporate Trainer
UW-Eau Claire is such a friendly and supportive campus that it allows every student to have meaningful relationships with faculty, other students and the community. As a Blugold, I have learned so much from my professors, other students and about myself. These relationships and experiences have helped me become who I am today.
UW-Eau Claire sets you up for success through experiential learning and professional experience. Our biology - teaching degree program provides valuable experience through student teaching, biology facilities, field research, and internship opportunities.
Graduation requirements for biology teaching degree
Liberal education core (36 credits)
Requirements for teacher education (30 credits)
Biology core classes (9 credits)
Required biology classes (12 credits)
Biology electives (15 credits)
Top classes for biology - teaching majors:
Foundations of Biological Inquiry
Environmental Biology and Conservation
Student Teaching in Middle & Secondary Level Education
Learn more from our Course Catalog
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