Secondary Education (Biological Sciences)

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The Bachelor of Arts in Education in Secondary Education (Biological Sciences) prepares you to teach grades 6–12. Aligned with a strong theoretical background in biological sciences, you will develop the skills and abilities required to teach middle or high school students. This program also focuses on integrating technology into teaching and provides professional experience before you graduate.


View the course list and time to completion for this degree

Program locations

  • Polytechnic
  • Tempe
  • West


This degree qualifies you for an Arizona educator certification in:

Secondary Education, 6–12

You may be required to pass exams required by the state. Learn more from the Arizona Department of Education.

This program may also lead to licensure in other states. Learn more


Qualified educators are in high demand. Your future careers could include:

  • Middle school biology teacher
  • High school biology teacher
  • Educator in nonschool settings, like nonprofits or science centers

Professional experiences

MLFTC Professional Pathways provides internships and residencies that expose you to more ways of teaching and learning.

Junior year
You’ll intern part-time in a 6–12 classroom in your specialty area.

Senior year
You’ll complete a full-time, semester-long residency working as part of a team in a partner school.

Every team works with the support of a certified lead teacher and an ASU faculty member called a site lead, introducing you to more modes of professional collaboration and problem-solving while offering you as much support as possible. The result? School hiring managers tell us MLFTC graduates enter the education workforce with the poise and skills of second-year teachers.

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"I always describe a secondary education major as half education and half the content area. Freshmen and sophomore year is prerequisites, such as math and science. Junior year starts with the education classes in the teachers college. This is also when the one-day-a-week internship in schools starts, too." — Paul Morrison (BAE '19)

Hear more on a podcast featuring Paul.

Paying for college

To get an idea of what you can expect to pay, view ASU’s standard cost of attendance.

There are many ways to reduce your costs, including scholarships and grants just for education students.  Explore your options

Admission requirements

Students are required to meet all applicable ASU admission requirements for first-year studentstransfer students or international students.

As a transfer student, you can ensure a positive experience by signing up for an ASU transfer pathway program. Find your path to ASU

Professional licensure

ASU offers programs that lead to professional licensure with the state of Arizona and may allow graduates to be eligible for licensure in other states. Please check the professional licensure list for Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College to determine if this program meets requirements in your state. Note that not all programs within Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College lead to professional licensure. Contact our enrollment team for more information:

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