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BSEd in Biology in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biology program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation on the concepts and theories of molecular, cellular, evolutionary and ecological biology. The program covers topics in anatomy and physiology, general biology and genetics.

The program prepares students to become effective biology teachers in the high school level and become successful professionals in the field of education and research of biological sciences.

Admission requirements for BSEd in Biology in the Philippines

  • Must have recommendation from high school principal and guidance counsellor
  • Must have the Original copy of high school card (Form 138A)
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the College Entrance Examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of BSEd in Biology program in the Philippines

The BSEd in Biology program takes 4 years to complete.

An on-job training or internship is done on the third and fourth year level of the program where students are exposed to both in-campus and out-campus teaching. The internship will last for at least 1 month on every grade level.

Subjects included in the BSEd in Biology program

  • Focused on Methods and Strategies in Teaching
  • Pagbasa at Pagsulat sa Iba’t Ibang Disciplina
  • Human Growth, Learning and Development
  • Special Topics in Mathematics for Biology
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Taxonomy & Morphology of Organisms
  • Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates
  • Educational Research/Thesis Writing
  • Written Communication & Research
  • Principles & Methods of Teaching
  • Reading, Writing and Oral Skills
  • Fundamentals of Plant Biology
  • Introduction to Humanities
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Foundations of Education
  • Basic Inorganic Chemistry
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Fundamentals of Animal
  • Educational Technology
  • Biology of Vertebrates
  • Oral Communication
  • Philippine Literature
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Professional Ethics
  • Biological Sciences
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Art Appreciation
  • Critical Thinking
  • General Genetic
  • Biology of Man
  • Biochemistry
  • Ethnobotany
  • Microbiology
  • Cell Biology
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Zoology
  • Ecology

Licensure examination required in order to practice as High school biology teachers in the Philippines

A graduate of BSEd in Biology needs to pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers in order to work as a biology teacher in the Philippines. The examination is given by the Board of Professional Teachers under the supervision of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).

Requirements for the Licensure Examination for Teachers

  • Must be a holder of a degree in BSEd in Biology with academic credits on required subjects from a university recognized by the Philippine government.
  • Must have a copy of the Transcript of Records with Special order and date of graduation with remarks “FOR BOARD EXAMINATION PURPOSES ONLY”
  • Must not have any case filed or pending for moral turpitude in any court in the Philippines that involves moral turpitude
  • Must have an original copy of community tax certificate (cedula)
  • Must have a copy of the NSO authenticated birth certificate
  • Must be of good health and sound mind
  • Must be of good moral character
  • Must be a Filipino Citizen

Career opportunities for graduates of BSEd in Biology in the Philippines

  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Marine and coastal consultant
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Marine tourist worker
  • Medical illustrator
  • Genetic counsellor
  • Aquatic biologist
  • Food scientist
  • Hydrographic survey technician
  • Zoologist
  • Ecologist
  • Forester

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Reviews of BSEd in Biology graduates:

J. A.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Major in Biological Science
◈ At University of Perpetual Help System DALTA in Calamba
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose BSEd in Biology: At first, I wanted to be a medical doctor, however, we are not that financially stable to pursue that dream so I decided to take up Science as my major in College of Education so that it is still, somehow, related to my first choice.

list bulletAbout my college education: Studying in the College of Education at the University of Perpetual Help System Laguna is very interesting because you will be taught well by the professors, they will guide you all the way, the professors really care for their students and they will help you with the best they can. Everything you need to know in your future profession will be answered as well.
In taking up Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in Biological Science, it takes eagerness to learn new things, patience and perseverance; being equipped with these things, everything will be under your control and everything will follow.

list bulletMy current job: I ended my contract as Science Teacher in a private school this March 31, 2014 and I am 2nd rank in public school and is waiting for the report.

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Everything I studied at college is useful in my job because the university taught me everything I need to know and everything I need to learn, such as record-keeping, the qualities of an excellent teacher, the rules to be imposed to the students, the classroom management, the motivations to the students, the different ways to present the lessons and how to deal with the parents and co-workers.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I was an Octoberian graduate, while waiting for the graduation, I worked as Science teacher from November 2011-March 2012 because this program is really in demand.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BSEd in Biology: I recommend Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education major in Biological Science for it will give you employment opportunities in the future to choose on and in the making, or while under this program. When you will be working in public school, the salary will be really high with lots of benefits, but if you choose to work in private schools, it depends on your capacities, and the salary offered by the management but surely you'll meet your needs in life wherever you choose to work.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: In considering this program, it is a great choice for it a way for great opportunities in life because nowadays, few are taking up this program and it means that there will be more job vacancies in this field and there will be less competition, you will surely be hired, immediately because there are lots of job opportunities in this job, but only few are having interest.
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