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Share your passion for biology. Become a certified grade 6-12 teacher while earning your biology degree at UWF. This one-of-a-kind program is a collaboration between the Hal Marcus College of Science and Engineering and the School of Education. You'll graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in your chosen math or science field along with professional teacher certification.

Why Study Biology at UWF?

In just four years, our program will provide you with a degree in biology plus a Florida professional teacher certification. You will gain the knowledge and skills you need to teach students in grades 6-12 with diverse learning needs.

Coursework includes core biology courses, education classes and practical teaching experiences. You will be prepared to teach marine biology, anatomy and physiology, environmental science or comprehensive science.

In addition, professional teaching certification gives you versatility in career options.

What You Will Learn

You will study biochemistry, microbiology, cell biology, genetics, ecology and more. You will also take general education classes and a variety of teacher training courses.

Field experiences are built into the curriculum, and you will receive coaching every step of the way from experienced teaching mentors.

Summer internships can provide a starting stipend of $1,250. Juniors and seniors are eligible for generous scholarships.

The UWF-Teach program is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. CAEP is the only national accreditor for educator preparation recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

UWF programs offered at the Pensacola campus or UWF Emerald Coast may require online courses. Please discuss the program requirements and planning with your academic advisor.