Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach dual credit courses in biology?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in biology that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of this field in order to satisfy Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requirements for instructors of dual credit courses. The program requires 30-credit hours of graduate level work.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in biology to the M.S.Ed. degree.

required courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-S 518 Adv. Study Teaching Sec. School Science 3
EDUC-S 590 Research in Secondary Education 3

For a degree checksheet associated with the Biology concentration, please contact the School of Education at

Content Area courses - 18 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
BIOL-L 500 Independent Study 0-12
BIOL-L 501 Independent Study Rotations 1-6
BIOL-L 563 Topic in Life Science (can be repeated with variable titles) 1-6
BIOL-L 564 Topic in Life Science Techniques – Variable Topic (can be repeated with variable titles) 1-4
BIOL-L 579 Community Ecology 3
BIOL-T Coded courses as recommended by Biology Program Coordinator
Other biology graduate level courses as approved by the biology program advisor in the School of Natural Sciences


Educational Requirements Advising

For advising on education courses and dual credit teaching requirements, contact Dr. Lisa Hoffman.

Biology Requirements Advising

For concentration in biology requirements, contact Dr. Pamela Connerly, Coordinator of Biology Programs in the School of Natural Sciences.



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Dr. Pamela Connerly

Associate Professor of Biology

Life Sciences 304
Phone: (812) 941-2131

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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor

Hillside Hall 20B
Phone: (812) 941-2137

Indiana University Southeast

4201 Grant Line Rd.
New Albany, IN 47150
(812) 941-2333

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