The UB Teach biology education program is an accelerated, combined degree program that allows you to earn a biological sciences BA and a biology education EdM within five years. It provides you with content expertise in biology while preparing you to teach biology at the adolescence level (grades 5 to 12).
In this combined program, students study in the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences as well as the Department of Learning and Instruction in the Graduate School of Education. While in the Department of Biological Sciences, you benefit from a dedicated focus on the discipline of biology; in the Department of Learning and Instruction, you will learn how to bring biology to life in a grades 5 to 12 classroom.
UB prepares highly-qualified teachers who lead their classrooms, shape students’ lives and positively engage with the communities they serve.
Students enrolled in this program will:
|Academic credential granted||Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Education (EdM)|
|Certification option||Successful completion of program leads to an institutional recommendation for New York State initial and professional certification in biology education|
|Grade levels||7 to 12 with 5 to 6 extension|
|Credits required for completion||161 to 163|
|Time to completion||5 years|
|Course delivery||On campus, online|
|Experiential contact hours|| |
|Application deadline||Early action: Nov. 15 |
Scholarship consideration: Dec. 15
Regular decision: Feb. 1
Students can continue to submit an application for fall consideration until capacity is reached.
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This is a sample course schedule. These courses are subject to change. As a student in the UB Teach program, you must work closely with your advisor before registering for classes.
You will not apply separately to graduate study; instead, there are a series of progression points that you must meet.
Advancement to the graduate portion of the program requires that you:
For more information about coursework and requirements, please contact:
Office of Educator Preparation, firstname.lastname@example.org, 716-645-2461
You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.