This major satisfies the criteria for an endorsement in biology and qualifies students to teach biology at the high school, middle school or junior high levels. Students should consider working toward endorsement in a second area such as chemistry, earth science, physics, general science or mathematics. Students taking this major are required to complete the professional education program requirements offered through the education department. Students completing this program are required to demonstrate knowledge, skill and disposition through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students must pass the WEST-E exam for biology to receive a biology endorsement.