Connect Your Passion for Biology and Teaching
Grand Canyon University’s Master of Science in Biology with an Emphasis in Education degree program provides the opportunity for students with a background in biology to pursue a career in education. This graduate biology education program prepares students to teach biology in undergraduate courses at a two-year or four-year institution in both campus and online modalities.
Students will engage in a curriculum that balances biology content with pedagogy and classroom techniques. By pursuing this career pathway, students will adopt best teaching practices, analyze current research, learn to communicate complex topics and ideas and explore graduate-level biology concepts within the context of real-world examples.
This biology education program’s values-based curriculum further uniquely integrates faith from the perspective of GCU’s Christian worldview. Students will consider topics of ethical challenges and moral conflict in relation to biology, science, medicine and technological innovation, along with how established values in the field impact servant leadership.
Develop Tomorrow’s Leaders in Biology
Students will possess the career readiness to meet the high demand for classroom leaders who have the skills and knowledge to teach students in the field of biology. Upon obtaining advanced training in the field of biology, graduates will satisfy requirements for ongoing professional development and be able to fulfill graduate course recommendations necessary for pursuing opportunities in teaching at the post-secondary level.
What You Will Learn
Develop Knowledge in Mechanisms of Disease and Therapeutics
The pedagogical aspect of the program focuses on collaboration on curriculum design with stakeholders, meeting academic standards for objectives, evaluating adult learning theories and incorporating technology. The professional and scientific communication domain ensures students gain competencies in demonstrating scientific inquiry skills with strong written and verbal communication skills. Throughout the program, students will focus on biological concepts including:
- Phylogenetics and ecology.
- Biological systems at the cellular and molecular level.
- Physiological functions of the human body.
- A comprehensive understanding of the microbial world.
Lead Classrooms as a Biology Teacher
Graduates of the MS in Biology with an Emphasis in Education program may pursue a career as a biological science teacher and post-secondary educator. Graduates will also have the foundation to continue their education to deepen their knowledge of biology or education.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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