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Biology with Teacher Licensure, B.Sc.

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The Biology with Teacher Licensure program at Westfield State University is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation in Teacher Education (NCATE) and has been recognized by the National Science Teachers Association.


The Biology Department, in collaboration with the Education Department, offers a program of study leading to licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Teacher of Secondary School Biology. 

Why study the Biology with Teacher Licensure program at Westfield State University

Students in our Biology major have a distinct advantage by choosing Westfield State. They are mentored throughout their education by hands-on faculty who are experts in many biology disciplines and can guide students in the direction of their curiosity and ambition.

All of our biology students are involved in undergraduate research, which gives them a distinct advantage in graduate school and careers. Students publish and present at conferences and are active on campus through the biology club, and professional development events where they meet biology alumni. We have state of the art labs, work spaces between the labs and faculty offices to encourage communication, and wheels on the tables and chairs to further encourage collaboration! Learn more about the Biology Department.

What makes us great

  • Undergraduate research is a requirement
  • We're members of the national biology honor society, Beta Beta Beta
  • You begin relevant course work and are in the labs from your first semester
  • We encourage you to plunge right in and “get your hands dirty”
  • Our independent research students have 24 hour access to labs

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Students with Exceptional Learning Needs 
  • The Middle School and its Students
  • Educational Planning and Evaluation: Middle and Secondary Schools 
  • Sheltered English Immersion
  • Adolescent Development

            English Language Requirements

            This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

            Academic Requirements

            • Application and fee 
            • Official high school transcript(s) 
            • SAT and/or ACT scores 
            • College Essay (optional)
            • Letters of Recommendation (optional)

            Tuition Fee

            • International

              9459 USD/year
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