A degree in BIOLOGY EDUCATION focuses on the study of living organisms and the development of teaching skills you will need in order to build scientific thinkers who are change agents.

About the Program

Our program is built on amazing labs and hands-on experiences that allow you to explore the world of biology, discovering the beauty and complexity of God’s created world. 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.


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 an outdoor 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.

your future


Touching many areas of biology, you could become a:

  • High School Biology Teacher
  • Nature Center Guide
  • Natural History Museum Educator
  • Biology Researcher
  • Middle School Biology Teacher
  • Scientist

Employers & Internships

Some of our recent Biology Education grads have landed jobs at:

  • Bonner Springs, KS school district
  • Kansas City, KS school district

Related Majors

Other majors you may also be interested in learning more about:

Our people are the difference

Our expert professors have a passion for biology and care deeply about the learning and personal development of each and every biology major. You will be mentored here.

You Can Succeed Here

Pioneer alumni are working in industries and cities around the world. During their time at MNU, they developed the skills and knowledge to succeed. Transformed by Christ to serve others – that’s real success.