B.S. in Biology Education

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Grow and share your passion for science.

Workplace focus on STEM-educated (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) students continues to grow, creating a great demand for qualified science teachers. Rivier’s strong, hands-on education program delivers:

  • 95% pass rate on national certification exams* 
  • Extensive field experience and teaching starting freshman year 
  • Eligibility 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

Rivier’s 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.

The program culminates with a 16-week student teaching assignment at a local school, which is coordinated by Rivier’s Education Department staff. Graduates are confident in front of a classroom; through observations and student teaching, they connect theory with practice for classroom success.

Rivier’s education degrees prepare graduates for the “classroom of the future.” With assistance from several federal grants—including Project New Teachers—the University has become a statewide leader in preparing teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms.

Rivier University is a College of Distinction. 

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Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Education.

B.S. in Biology Education graduates can pursue roles as:

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

Note: Some careers may require additional graduate study.

*Source: 2014 Title II Report


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Dr. Benjamin Philip, Biology

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