In partnership with the Hope College Department of Education, the Department of Biology offers a teaching major and minor for certification through the State of Michigan (see the Department of Education website).
Majors desiring a B.A. must take a minimum of 30 credits in biology, beginning with the four-course core.
Biology secondary teacher candidates must choose an additional 22 credits.
In addition to biology course work, teacher candidates must take one semester of a 4-credit mathematics course and a year of chemistry.