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Science Certification, Grades 7-12

Biology

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach biology must major in biology at Bryn Mawr or Haverford Colleges. In addition (or as part of their major requirements), they must also meet the following requirements:

  • A semester of physics.

  • A semester of ecology at Bryn Mawr (such as Biology 220, “Ecology” or Biology 308, “Field Ecology”).

  • Coursework that addresses the implications of scientific and technological developments on ethical questions relating to biology, by either taking a course like General Programs 222, “Issues in Urban Health” offered at Haverford or “Biology and Public Policy” offered at Bryn Mawr or completing a project on this topic for another biology course. Biology 103 at Bryn Mawr is also acceptable.

Recommendation for Haverford majors: If possible, Haverford biology majors should take one of the following courses: Biology 304 (Haverford), “The Molecular Basis of Disease and Adaptation, “ Biology 307 (Haverford), “The Cell in Development,” Biology 303 (Bryn Mawr), “Animal Physiology,” or Biology 204 (Bryn Mawr), “Histology.”

Chemistry

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach chemistry must major in chemistry at Bryn Mawr or Haverford Colleges. In addition to their major coursework, chemistry certification candidates must take two semesters of physics.

Earth and Space Sciences

In addition to the education coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students seeking to get certified to teach Earth and Space Sciences must follow the teacher certification track of the geology major at Bryn Mawr College, which includes the following fourteen course requirements.

GEOL 101 GEOL 203 MATH 101 CHEM (intro) ADV GEOL or ADV BIO/CHEM/MATH/PHYS/COMP SCI
GEOL 103 GEOL 204 MATH 102 PHYS (intro) GEOL 399
GEOL 202 GEOL 205 Astronomy (Intro) ADV GEOL  

Physics


In addition to the coursework and student teaching requirements for secondary certification described in the College Catalog, students must complete the physics major at Bryn Mawr or Haverford Colleges and take two semesters of chemistry.