Student teaching through the York College education program

Secondary Education Biology

Get active right away in a major that explores science as a student and as an educator.

Always questioning. Always learning. That’s the approach you’ll need take to become an educator for the next wave of young scientists. We encourage our students to join clubs and professional organizations, attend science and educational conferences, read science journals and more — our program is much more than just what you learn in class.

At York College, we believe a great science teacher needs to have a well-rounded background in many scientific disciplines as well as a solid understanding of how to teach and lead a classroom. For secondary education general science majors, students select one of three specialization areas that will become part of their required coursework – biology, chemistry or physics. You’ll also get extensive training on how to lead a classroom, including instructional technique, assessment methods, and technological skills. This degree prepares students for professional teacher certification in grades 7-12.

Get a solid foundation in biology to go with extensive classroom teaching experience as a secondary education biology major.
Get a solid foundation in biology to go with extensive classroom teaching experience as a secondary education biology major.
Hands-on work out in the creek on the York College campus

Explore the Biology program

Hands-on learning and state-of-the-art lab equipment highlight our Biology program. Secondary education biology majors spend much of their coursework in the biology program.

Secondary Ed Biology
Hands-on biology lab work gives you extensive experience to use when you teach.

Your future in Secondary education biology

Our graduates have gone on to work for public and private schools such as 360Lancaster, Commonwealth Connections Academy, York College of Pennsylvania and York County school districts. You'll be prepared for certification to teach 7th-12th grade biology.
Contact Us
Secondary Education Biology
Stacey N. Dammann, Ed.D., Coordinator
Appell Life Science, Room 135
Phone: 717.815.6476
sdammann@ycp.edu
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