In the parable of the talents, Jesus describes a “steward” as one who has responsibility for someone else’s assets. As a teacher, you will have responsibility for a very precious resource – your students. At Huntington, we’ll help you become an effective steward of priceless young minds and hearts.
As a biology education major, you will receive rigorous training in modern biology while gaining comprehensive experience in a series of courses, field experiences and, of course, student teaching during your senior year.
As a graduate, you will be licensed to teach grades 5-12 in biology.
But student teaching will not be your first experience in the classroom. At Huntington, you will gain specifically designed skills for biology education majors that will give you hands-on, practical experiences every semester. You will complete a three-week, full-day practicum in a multicultural school in Fort Wayne as well as observation and participation hours in the actual classroom before you ever begin student teaching. At Huntington, you will gain wide exposure to different grade levels and styles of teaching and learning.
As a biology student, you will be continually challenged to develop skills in critical thinking and effective communication. You will learn from your fellow students while you participate in labs and other group-learning activities. Your professors will challenge and inspire you. They carefully integrate a Christian perspective, exploring the “why” behind science that points toward the intelligent design of our Creator.
Huntington students have a very high rate of passage on state education competency tests. Our NCATE-accredited program is specifically designed for students who wish to obtain an Indiana teaching license. Reciprocity agreements with other states help our graduates find employment all across the country.
Learn more about the Indiana College Biology Teachers Association.