B.A. in Biology Education

Develop your skills and share your passion for science while building a rewarding career. A B.A. in Biology Education will help you become a certified middle school and secondary teacher.

Why Study Biology Education at Rivier?

As the need for STEM-educated students continues to grow, qualified science teachers are in high demand. Our Biology Education program offers extensive hands-on field experience that will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching in the 21st century.

Our B.A. in Biology Education degree fulfills all the requirements of our biology major and the New Hampshire State Department of Education Professional Standards for Teachers, which are required for certification. The curriculum encompasses biology, chemistry, physics, calculus, and secondary education courses. With this degree, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in education and the sciences, as well as ready for advanced graduate study and research.

In this program you will:

  • Become an effective educator and communicator
  • Connect theory with practice for classroom success
  • Develop your critical thinking and problem solving skills

Get Ready for the World

Through a focus on experiential learning and field experience beginning your freshman year, you will build your skills, resume, and professional network. Our proximity to some of the finest school districts in our state offers excellent opportunities for internships and employment. You will gain practical experience through a semester-long student teaching assignment, which will build your confidence in the classroom as well as your resume, and further develop your skills.

Upon completion of this program, you will be eligible for certification in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories, the Department of Defense Education Activity, Alberta, British Columbia, and Ontario per the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.

One of the really special things about the education program is that you go out into the field in your freshman year. So right away, you are able to tell 'Am I in the right field? Am I doing what I want to be doing?' It's a great feeling knowing you are on the right path.

Where Will Your Degree Take You?

With a B.A. in Biology Education, you will be prepared for a variety of careers in education and the sciences.

Careers

  • Middle and high school science teachers
  • College professors
  • Community health professionals
  • Healthcare-industry corporate trainers
  • Forest rangers, park technicians

Graduate Studies

Our alumni are well prepared to pursue graduate studies in education, healthcare, biology, and other related fields.

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Degree Requirements

Graduates of the Biology Education program will be workforce ready and well-positioned for success in the competitive job market as well as for graduate study at the master’s and doctoral levels.

Hands-on Learning

Get access to real-world practitioners and secure internships that match your skills and interests to build the career of your dreams.

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Prepare for a rewarding career with the B.A. in Biology Education.