Certificate in Biology Education
In keeping with the mission of The University of Texas at Arlington to provide lifelong learning opportunities, the Biology Department has created a Graduate Certificate in Biology Education. The purpose of this certificate is to provide teaching professionals with graduate instruction in Biology as a means of maintaining and promoting their professional development. The certificate provides a post-baccalaureate educational opportunity to teachers that is narrower in scope, and shorter in duration, than its associated graduate degree program.
The terms of admission allow participants to take specific courses approved for the certificate program. Under these rules, students are admitted as non-degree or special students. They are not allowed to take courses outside of their program.
Any student that later seeks a graduate degree in the MA program may apply 9 to12 hours of course work toward that program if done within 6 years of completion of the certificate by petitioning the Graduate School through her/his prospective academic department.
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 for all courses completed in order to receive the Certificate.
Requirements for the Certificate
The Certificate in Biology requires students to take and successfully complete, Contemporary Science 5301 plus at least 9 advanced hours in Biology with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The advanced courses available to participants in the certificate program include:
SCIE 5301 – Contemporary Science*
BIOL 5371 - Cell & Molecular Biology
BIOL 5372 - Structure & Function of Organisms
BIOL 5374 - Laboratory Problems in Biology
For applications or more information, contact:
Dr. Greg Hale, Assistant Dean of Science
Office: (817) 272-3807
Fax: (817) 272-3511
UTA College of Science, Box 19047, Arlington, TX 76019
Physical address: Life Science Building, Room 206
Visit our website at http://www.uta.edu/cos/