Becoming a Biology Teacher

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Biology teachers pass on knowledge about living organisms to future generations and inspire us to appreciate life science as a discipline or possible career path.  Some teachers are naturalists who create and lead workshops for young children at nature centers, while others are state licensed instructors serving as biology teachers at high schools across the nation.  

Students interested in secondary education in biology are encouraged to contact Heather Kruger (hrkruger@iastate.edu) in the School of Education for more information about teacher certification and endorsements.  Below are sample 4-year plans for students interested in this path at the undergraduate level.