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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:

M. B.
◈ Studied BSEd-Biology
◈ At Agusan Del Sur State College of Agriculture and Technology
◈ Graduated 2014

list bulletWhy did I choose BSEd in Biology: Because teaching is one of my passions.

list bulletAbout my college education: I learned from this course that studying the origin of life is very important in order for us to relate with our environment and the things present in that certain environment.
Most difficult was assignments in inorganic chemistry and laboratory works.
For me it's not difficult especially when you study, a lot of people failed... not that much but, there are also people who decided to shift because they give up easily.

list bulletMy current job: I don't have a job right, I'm preparing for the Board Examination for teachers

list bulletAdvice to people who are thinking of studying this course: Don't stop learning because studying science courses is a broad field. there's no limitation of asking questions. Have patience and endurance.
Be a responsible student. Make sure that you are a good reader, listener and follower.
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