Based on the required background in science, this program develops the student's knowledge of biology. Courses from the Department of Biology and the School of Education are required. In the Department of Biology, courses are chosen from the offerings described for the master of arts, biology program. In the Department of Education, coursework is chosen from the following areas of study: history of education and philosophy of education or principles of education or educational sociology; educational psychology or developmental psychology or psychology of adolescence or adolescent development; classroom management; teaching students with special needs and English language learners; literacy and language acquisition; curriculum development and methods of assessing student learning; uses of technology in the classroom; and methods of teaching biology in grades 7-12. Also included are fieldwork and student teaching of biology. The program prepares students to teach biology and related sciences in secondary schools. Courses required by the School of Education vary depending on the entry qualifications of students. All students should consult with the School of Education for the current requirements.