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BA Biology in Teaching at CSU East Bay

Important Announcement: All Biology courses have new rubrics and numbers starting in Fall 2015

Las Positas College has partnered with CSU East Bay to develop a seamless academic transition for students who wish to pursue a secondary school teaching career in either Biology or Chemistry. Students complete core lower-division requirements at Las Positas, then transfer to CSU East Bay for upper division coursework. There are two degree options for biology students:

  • B.A. Biology - Biology Teaching Option
  • B.A. Biochemistry - Chemistry Teaching Option

The below advising sheets list all the necessary lower division courses that need to be taken at Las Positas College in order to be prepared to transfer and start upper division coursework at CSU East Bay. Advising sheets also have contact information for discipline specific faculty advisors at CSU East Bay.

General Transfer Information

To transfer as a Junior to CSU, East Bay you must:

  1. Complete GE areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a C (CR) or better.
  2. Complete an additional 18 units from CSU/GE areas A-E for a total of 30 GE units.
  3. Complete a total of 60 transferable units with an overall GPA of 2.0 or higher.

GE areas B1 & B3-B5 are satisfied in the major preparation outlined above.

Teacher Education Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree
  2. Subject matter competency, as demonstrated through a subject matter exam (CSET exam)
  3. CBEST exam
  4. Classoom field experience
  5. Constitution requirement

The BA degrees that students could complete at LPC and CSUEB would satisfy requirement 1 and would provide the necessary content to prepare for the subject matter test (CSET) to fulfill requirement 2.

Note: For specific details on requirements, please visit CSU East Bay Teacher Prep Requirements

CSUEB Department of Biological Sciences Contact Information

Dr. Caron Inouye

CSU East Bay's website on the partnership between CSU East Bay and Las Positas College.

Biology Department

Nan Ho
Dean of Math, Science, Engineering and Public Safety
Email Dean's Office

Jill Carbone
Biology Coordinator

Barbara Zingg

Ann Hight

Michal Shuldman

Darcy Ernst

Segal Boaz

Tri-Beta Honor Society

Biology Club

The primary goal of the Biology Club is to bring lovers of biology together. The Club is open to all students excited about making a difference, building friendships, serving the community, and exploring many opportunities for leadership and fun activities.

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