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The Teacher Education Program in Biology (Grades 7-12) Overview

Education Program Coordinator
Prof. Stephen DeMeo
908 West Building
(212) 772-4776

Biology Department Program Coordinator
Prof. Patricia Rockwell
821 North Building
(212) 650-3234


Welcome to the Teacher Education Program in Adolescent Biology. Our program is nationally recognized by the National Science Teachers Association. The Master’s in Adolescent Biology consists of courses in three departments at Hunter: Educational Foundations, Curriculum and Teaching, and Biology. The program is designed to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills they will need to have a positive impact on the learning of their future students. The program integrates current research findings and standards set by the National Science Teachers Association and offers exposure to best practices through coursework and field experience. The program places emphasis on inquiry-based methods of teaching science.

We are also pleased to offer an advanced certificate program in adolescent biology that leads to initial certification. This program is designed to meet the needs of teacher candidates who already have a master’s degree in biology but who need the appropriate pedagogical preparation to become teachers. The education coursework in the advanced certificate program is identical to the education coursework in the master’s degree program. There are no graduate courses in biology in the advanced certificate program.

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