B.S. Science Education (Secondary Biological Science) Courses

WGU Tennessee offers degrees, not classes. Progress through your degree program is determined by demonstrating your competence on carefully designed assessments and completion of a professional portfolio, capstone, or both.

As a student in this program, you will complete the courses listed below in order to graduate. These courses are required, though you may be able to clear some of the these requirements through transfer credits. Each course contains a study guide and recommended learning resources for you to use. Your assigned mentor will help guide you through the process.

For ease of understanding, WGU Tennessee has assigned competency units to each of its courses as indicated below. A competency unit is equivalent to a semester credit hour of learning. WGU Tennessee terms are six months in length. During a typical term, students will be expected to complete at least 12 to 13 competency units. Grades are assigned on a Pass/Not Pass basis; a "Pass" at WGU Tennessee is equivalent to a letter grade of "B" or better.

Speak to an Enrollment Counselor for more information about these courses.

CourseCompetency Units
Foundational Perspectives of Education3
Concepts in Science2
English Composition I3
College Algebra4
Integrated Physical Sciences3
Natural Science Lab2
Introduction to Biology3
Human Anatomy and Physiology4
English Composition II3
Applied Probability and Statistics3
Introduction to Communication3
Human Growth and Development Across the Lifespan3
Psychology for Educators4
Chemistry with Lab4
Survey of United States History3
Fundamentals of Diversity, Inclusion, and Exceptional Learners4
Introduction to Humanities3
Molecular and Cellular Biology4
Classroom Management, Engagement, and Motivation4
Heredity and Genetics3
Science, Technology, and Society5
Ecology and Environmental Science3
Biology: Content Knowledge2
Educational Assessment3
Introduction to Instructional Planning and Presentation3
Secondary Reading Instruction and Interventions3
Instructional Planning and Presentation in Science3
Secondary Disciplinary Literacy3
Science Methods—Secondary Biology4
Preclinical Experiences in Science3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observations 1 and 23
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Observation 3 and Midterm3
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 4 and 53
Supervised Demonstration Teaching in Science, Obs 6 and Final3
Teacher Performance Assessment in Science2
Professional Portfolio1
Cohort Seminar3

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