Biology for Secondary Education


A degree in Biology for Secondary Education prepares students to teach biology, anatomy and physiology or other life-science courses in a high school classroom.

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Biology for Secondary Education program?

At Cornerstone, biology is taught from the point of view that we can learn more about our Creator by studying and caring for his creation. While God’s inspired word (the Bible) is the ultimate authority for all truth, His creation also provides us a window to glimpse His creativity, wisdom and beauty. After completing this hands-on and challenging program, you will be well equipped to help high school students encounter God through the living things He has made.

What can I do with a major in Biology for Secondary Education?

You can teach life science classes to high school students. In addition, the coursework lays a solid foundation for further studies pursuing an advanced degree in the field of biology.

Where are placements available for student teachers in the Biology for Secondary Education program?

Students in this major spend a semester student teaching at schools throughout West Michigan.

With a major in Biology for Secondary Education, what classes will I take?

You will take classes in botany, zoology, genetics, anatomy and physiology, evolution and origins, molecular cell biology, principles of organic and biochemistry and a variety of education courses.