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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:

L. A.
◈ Studied Bachelor of Secondary Education major in Biological Science
◈ At University of Santo Tomas
◈ Graduated 2012

list bulletWhy did I choose BSEd in Biology: I chose this program because I wanted to become a high school teacher.

list bulletAbout my college education: The BSEd degree program of U.S.T. In Biological Science is a very good undergraduate offering. It emphasizes pedagogy and science content. It is the most difficult major in the College of Education because the students have to balance his/her schedule in studying and accomplishing the requirements in science, professional education courses, and general education courses. Since U.S.T. Is known in science, allied health, and medicine, passing major courses in natural science is not piece of cake.

A BSEd student majoring in Biological Science should be patient, optimistic, focused, studious, and industrious in order to achieve satisfactory grades and graduate with less or no deficiencies at all. Students enrolled in this program should also know how to relate theory with practical applications, and realize that it is hard for them to become a part of the Dean's List. After all, what matters more is the joy of understanding nature, not the selfish goal of getting Latin honor.

list bulletMy current job: I am a Chemistry, Earth and Space, and Biology teacher in a Catholic university in Quezon City. I teach in it's junior high school level since June 2014.

Prior to my teaching position in the Catholic school, I served as a high school science and values education teacher in a private non-sectarian school for 2 years. In the middle of my first year of teaching, I was able to pass the Licensure Examination for Teachers (September 2012).

list bulletAm I using what I learned in college: Yes. Everything I learned in college was practical. I was able to apply all the teaching principles, methods, and strategies in helping the students understand nature and the scientific method.

list bulletHow long did it take to find a job: I graduated on March 26, 2012. It took me 5-7 days before I was hired as a high school teacher in the private non-sectarian school.

list bulletDo I recommend studying BSEd in Biology: A teaching job is a satisfying and practical. What you learned in college will definitely be applied in schools. Teaching is both a profession and a vocation; meaning, you earn for a living while serving the nation and the Church ---- all at the same time (hitting two birds with one stone).

A fresh graduate of BSEd Biology may earn Php 8,000 - Php 15,000 per month depending on the school and region.

A licensed teacher may earn more than 15,000 pesos per month in public schools, big Catholic schools, and international schools.

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: They should be 100% of their ambition to become a science major. They should be good at all subject areas, but should focus on understanding earth and space science, biology, chemistry, and physics. They should have a true love for science and their commitment to the field will eventually lead them to their desired success, whether in teaching, research, or medical practice.
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