Whether you go on to teach biology in a high school or a university, design educational media or work in the field as an interpreter of nature, you will first learn about the natural world by studying zoology, botany, microbiology, genetics, ecology and chemistry. You’ll also study how people grow and learn, and how to engage students in research and hands-on study.
You will learn to communicate complex ideas to other people through hands-on laboratory classes, student teaching anoutdoor field experiments.
As a graduate you will complete all Kansas requirements for teacher certification. Our faculty will also help you find out how to become certified in other states, and many are similar to Kansas requirements. Recent graduates scored a 93% pass rate for their content areas of the PRAXIS exam. This degree also prepares you for future study in graduate and medical schools.
Application to the teacher education program is a separate admission process than applying to MNU.
“At MNU, biology education majors learn that a great way to serve God is to show their students the glory of His creation through teaching science. We encourage you to pursue excellence in your studies so you may inspire future generations.”
Rion Taylor, PhD
Our expert professors have a passion for the nature of science and the complexity of our natural world. You’ll find the small classes, close relationships with PhD faculty, essential friendships with fellow students and a faith perspective that is a perfect fit.
View all Faculty in the Department.
Dr. Drew Overholt, associate professor of physics, physics student advisor Why I teach: My trajectory has always been an interest in science. I like how numbers explain things… Read More
Jacob Lett (‘10), visiting lecturer of theology, ministry student advisor Why I teach: Being able to interact with students, engage with the concerns of the rising… Read More
Chris Crawford (‘00), MSEd, director of athletic training program, assistant professor Why I teach: I am a big relationship… Read More