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Each student will have 200 hours of hands-on experience in a school classroom before beginning their capstone student teaching experience

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The number of jobs in secondary education is expected to increase by about 6% over the next 10 years, and the growth rate for biology teachers is expected to exceed that percentage.

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The pass rate over the last five years for GC students taking the “Biology: Content Knowledge” Praxis II exam is 100%.

About Biology Education

By completing the planned double major program in Biology and Education at Georgetown College, you combine one of the best Education departments in the state with one of the best Biology departments in the region, so that you can become one of the best Biology teachers in the country!

“The classes at Georgetown have pushed me to become a better educator and implement change immediately in my own classroom. Professors are knowledgeable in their fields and always willing to share that knowledge so you may become the best you can be. I have always found support in the education program from other students and professors and each class has been an opportunity for us to learn from one another”

 - Kristin Huges, '17

“I am truly grateful for the biology department at Georgetown College. The faculty truly cared about me, and were always there for support and encouragement. They were showing me what it looks like to be a great teacher before I knew that's what I even wanted to do.”

 - Cody Delk, '12, Science Teacher at Newport High School, Newport, KY

“I had to know and deeply understand biology content from the beginning in order to be an effective teacher; the professors at Georgetown are in large part responsible for my success and the success of my students.” 

 - Katie Wylie Bias, '09

Program Requirements

53-54 hours for the Biology major and 32 hours in Education for the corollary major that provides teaching certification.

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Potential Careers

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Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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