Biological Science 9-Adult, B.A.

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Major

The Core Curriculum is designed to foster critical thinking skills and introduce students to basic domains of thinking that transcend disciplines. The Core applies to all majors. Information on specific classes in the Core can be found at https://www.marshall.edu/gened/.

Core Curriculum
Core 1: Critical Thinking
FYS 100 Cap graduation image First Yr Sem Critical Thinking3
Critical Thinking Course3
Critical Thinking Course3
Core 2
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition3
CMM 103 Cap graduation image Fund Speech-Communication3
MTH 127 Cap graduation image College Algebra-Expanded3
or MTH 130 College Algebra
BSC 120 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Biology4
Humanities3
Fine Arts3
Social Science3
Additional University Requirements
Writing Intensive3
Writing Intensive3
Multicultural or International3
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)12
Teaching Specialization
MTH 122Plane Trigonometry3
MTH 127 Cap graduation image College Algebra-Expanded3
or MTH 130 College Algebra
BSC 120 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Biology4
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology4
BSC 227Human Anatomy4
Select one of the following:3-4
Principles of Microbiology
Plant Ecology
Conservation Biology
BSC 312Invertebrate Zoology4
BSC 320Principles of Ecology4
BSC 322Principles Cell Biology4
BSC 324Principles of Genetics4
BSC 416Plant Taxonomy4
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I2
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II2
GLY 200 Bison image The Dynamic Earth3
GLY 210L Bison image Earth Materials Lab1
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I3
PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory1
PS 325Dev Scientific Thought4
BSC 491 Bison image Capstone Experience2
Professional Education Core
EDF 201Ed Psych Developing Learner3
EDF 270Level I Clinical Exp0
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities3
EDF 435Classroom Assessment3
EDF 475Schools in a Diverse Society3
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think3
CI 449Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed3
CISP 422Differentiate Instruction3
CI 415Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed3
CI 470Level II Clinical Exp0
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone)12
Additional College Requirement
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing3

Major Information

Admission Requirements for ADMI 4

  1. Grade Point Average of 2.80 or higher (both MU and overall),
  2. EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner (grade “C” or better) and EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp (credit),
  3. Passing scores on the PRAXIS Core exam – all 3 areas (Exempt from PRAXIS Core exam with SAT 1240 or ACT composite 26 or higher),
  4. Portfolio in LiveText which includes:
    • Self-Assessment,
    • Writing Sample and
    • Three Recommendations,
  5. 21 ACT composite score,
  6. MU students: Completion of 26 credit hours,
  7. Transfer students: Completion of 12 Marshall University credit hours.

Admission Requirements for ADMI 5

  1. 12 hours of completed Professional Education Core courses,
  2. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  3. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core

Admission Requirements for Student Teaching

  1. At least 90% of Teaching Specialization courses completed,
  2. Minimum of 100 credit hours completed,
  3. 2.8 GPA overall, at MU, and in Teaching Specialization,
  4. 3.0 GPA in Professional Education Core,
  5. Completion of all Professional Education Core Courses (with the exception of EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society)
  • Many courses require clinical experience in public school during normal school hours. Schedule open time accordingly.
  • Students should monitor their program of study carefully due to ongoing curricular changes.
  • All coursework in Teaching Specialization and Professional Education Core must be completed with a grade of C or better.
  • West Virginia law mandates that all persons entering a school or having contact with students must have completed a background check and have not been found on the sexual offender registry prior to entering a school. Each county and school can also use the results of that background check as a basis for admitting or denying admittance. It is the procedure of the Marshall University College of Education and Professional Development that every student will obtain a background check prior to being placed in a school setting.

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Four Year Plan

The College of Education and Professional Development has the distinction of being the oldest part of Marshall University. The CIF (Curriculum, Instruction, & Foundations) program includes elementary, secondary, educational foundations, and educational computing for pre-service teachers. The secondary programs are designed for those wanting to teach content to middle school and/or high school students. The educational foundations and computing courses are designed for those entering the education field. Students receive broad content knowledge in the core academic area of choice as well as in the art and science of teaching children.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterCredit Hours
Fine Arts 3
MTH 127 Cap graduation image
College Algebra-Expanded
or College Algebra
3-5
CMM 103 Fund Speech-Communication 3
ENG 101 Bison image  Cap graduation image Beginning Composition 3
FYS 100 Cap graduation image First Yr Sem Critical Thinking 3
UNI 100 Freshman First Class 1
 Credit Hours16-18
Second Semester
BSC 120 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Biology 4
GLY 200 Bison image The Dynamic Earth 3
GLY 210L Bison image Earth Materials Lab 1
MTH 122 Plane Trigonometry 3
ENG 201 Bison image  Cap graduation image Advanced Composition 3
Critical Thinking (WI) 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Year
First Semester
BSC 121 Bison image Principles of Biology 4
CHM 211 Bison image  Cap graduation image Principles of Chemistry I 3
CHM 217 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab I 2
CI 350 Cap graduation image Inst Tech & Computing 3
EDF 201 Ed Psych Developing Learner 3
EDF 270 Level I Clinical Exp 0
Social Science (CT, M/I) 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
BSC 227 Human Anatomy 4
BSC 320 Principles of Ecology 4
CHM 212 Bison image Principles Chemistry II 3
CHM 218 Bison image Principles of Chem Lab II 2
Writing Intensive (Humanities) 3
 Credit Hours16
Third Year
First Semester
BSC 322 Principles Cell Biology 4
CI 345 Cap graduation image Crit Read Writ & Think 3
CISP 421 Cap graduation image Child with Exceptionalities 3
PHY 201 Bison image College Physics I 3
PHY 202 Bison image General Physics I Laboratory 1
 Credit Hours14
Second Semester
BSC 324 Principles of Genetics 4
CI 449 Instr & Clarm Mgt Sec Ed 3
CISP 422 Differentiate Instruction 3
EDF 435 Classroom Assessment 3
PS 325 Dev Scientific Thought 4
 Credit Hours17
Fourth Year
First Semester
BSC 312 Invertebrate Zoology 4
BSC 416 Plant Taxonomy 4
CI 415 Int Meth & Mat: Sec Ed 3
CI 470 Level II Clinical Exp 0
Select one of the following: 3-4
Principles of Microbiology  
Plant Ecology  
Conservation Biology  
BSC 491 Bison image Capstone Experience 2
 Credit Hours16-17
Second Semester
CI 450 Bison image Stu Teach Secondary Ed (Capstone) 12
EDF 475 Schools in a Diverse Society 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours129-132