The biology (secondary education) major prepares students to teach biology, anatomy and physiology or other life-science courses in a high school classroom, so that their students can have a greater understanding of the miracle of life and an appreciation for the complex interactions of all living things.
"I'm in my second year of teaching at Antwerp Local School in rural northwest Ohio. I'm teaching freshman biology, advanced biology, anatomy and physiology and conservation. Also, I'm coaching high school golf and junior high track. I want to thank the science professors at Cornerstone for investing in me. They went out of their way to build relationships in and out of the classroom. At Cornerstone, science course was more than a class - it was a community of learners." Philip Rangel (‘07), science teacher, Antwerp Local School.
What can I do with this major?
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.
Why choose Biology Education at Cornerstone?
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.
Interesting classes I may take?
You’ll 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.
What internships or partnerships are available with this program?
Students in this major spend a semester student teaching at schools throughout west Michigan.