Biology Education

Secondary Education Major—Biology Concentration, Bachelor of Science Degree

See also Biology Major

The need for Christians in science is great, as choices concerning health, environmental, and ethical standards all rest upon scientists’ philosophy of life and its origin. PCC’s biology education concentration prepares future teachers to inspire the next generation of scientists by providing a superb education built on biblical principles. With ample laboratory research time, students study biological systems and processes, understanding biology at environmental, cellular, and molecular levels.

The purpose of the secondary education major is to prepare students to teach in a Christian school by equipping them with a Christian-traditional philosophy of subject content and teaching methods, practical teaching skills, and a servant’s heart.

Students in the secondary education biology concentration must also choose a second teaching field.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the secondary education program will be able to

  • apply a Christian-traditional philosophy of education to purposes, content, and methods of teaching;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of subject content unique to their selected concentration and second teaching field;
  • demonstrate proficiency in the use of methods and materials appropriate for the traditional secondary classroom;
  • organize, establish, and manage an effective learning environment;
  • demonstrate knowledge of the learner with ability to teach him;
  • teach effectively in a Christian junior high or high school;
  • integrate biblical Christian values in teaching; and
  • exhibit the professional qualities required of successful teachers.
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Career Possibilities

  • Christian school teacher
  • School administrator
  • Public speaker
  • Missions
  • Homeschool
  • Church ministry

Coming from a high school where evolutionary beliefs were tolerated, I was stunned when I came to PCC and was taught about the vital importance of the biblical origin of life. The intelligence and integrity with which my Biology teachers gave me a solid education, and the passion and sincerity with which they opened my eyes to the complexity of the human body systems, the intricate design of the cell, and the beautiful mathematical orders in nature, have inspired me to continue my education in biological research and to share that knowledge with young people, along with the absolute truth of God’s Word concerning the origin of life.

Phoibe R. ’11