Inspire the Next Generation of Scientists with a Degree in Biology and a Teaching Credential
The Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) for Biology grants undergraduate students the opportunity to earn both their BS in Biology and a Teaching Credential in only four years. This intensive degree program is devoted to preparing the student for teaching biology and other life sciences at the junior high and high school levels.
This program blends subject matter preparation and teacher preparation by offering coursework in both areas concurrently and in a connected manner during their undergraduate years. ITEP students get the same degree experience as other Biology degree seekers, with the added coursework for teacher education.
This program follows standards established by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing and is an approved Single Subject Matter Waiver Program.
Students will complete most classes for the BS in three years. The fourth year is dedicated to the practical requirements of a teaching credential.
The program provides a strong foundation in the biological sciences and includes a solid background in chemistry, math, and physics, broadening the impact you can have inspiring and training future scientists. High quality instruction in classroom and labs provide models for your future teaching practice.