Excel as an Educator. Specialize in Biological Sciences.

Want to infuse biology into your teaching repertoire? Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science in Secondary Biology Education focuses on developing teacher-leaders by providing them with a comprehensive set of courses specifically designed for biology instruction and a specialty component that includes a variety of science courses that comprise the content of the Florida Department of Education-approved Secondary Biology Education major. The courses are based on the Florida Standards and the current statewide assessment in biology (grades 6–12). Course content is research-based and infuses best practices in education and strategies for teaching biology.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’ll be prepared to sit for Florida state certification exams, which will allow you to teach biological and environmental courses at the middle school or high school level. Additionally, you will develop the skills to promote equity, cultural awareness and social responsibility in diverse educational settings.

Why Should You Major in Secondary Biology Education at NSU?

Get the Fischler Academy Advantage

This degree is a product of NSU’s Fischler Academy program, which is an experiential, project-driven, mastery-based program combining cutting-edge teaching pedagogies in a highly personalized learning environment. The academy combines bachelor’s and master’s degree programs designed for traditional first-time-in-college students who wish to become educational leaders. Fischler Academy combines the very best in student-centered teaching strategies with competency-based educational experiences. Our mission is to educate great teachers who will inspire generations of students.

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Average Starting Salary

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for middle and high school teachers in 2019 was $59,660 and $61,660, respectively.

Shark Destinations

You’ll find NSU education alumni at school districts all around the country, including Broward County Public Schools and Miami-Dade County Public Schools (the sixth largest in the nation), Palm Beach County Public Schools, Pinellas County Public Schools, the Archdiocese of Miami and Exceed Preparatory Academy. Our alumni serve as teachers for K-12 students or support the future of other educators in administrative roles.