Biology 101 for Educators

BI 101 E students outside an elementary school.

Special section designated for students who are interested in teaching or working with children. 

This is a lecture/lab combination course.

  • Child development
  • Elementary education
  • Secondary education
  • Special Education
  • Paraprofessional
  • Social Work

Course Description 

Biology 101E is a course for students pursuing a career in Elementary or Secondary Education.

  • The course will provide a broad perspective on the fundamental scientific realm of biology.
  • It will explore concepts including:
    • the cellular basis of life
    • the genes and their control of organisms
    • energy and its capture and use by organisms
    • the application of evolution as a strand throughout all of biology
    • the dynamics of populations and their environment
    • and the diversity of living things and their interactions with each other
  • The course is specifically designed to prepare the pre-service teacher with the background needed in biological concepts for the elementary student.
  • With this course, students will be given opportunity to apply accumulated biological knowledge, address issues facing us as a society, gain confidence in problem solving strategies, and actively demonstrate good scientific investigation. 
  • Most significantly, students in this course will then be able to propose ways to make them understandable and meaningful to children. 

Bulletin board with cells.

Course sections: Lecture/lab

Fall 2020



BI 101 section 1639  9-10:30 a.m. - Lecture
BI 101 section 1585 10:45-11:45 a.m. - Lab


BI 101 section 3197 12:30-2 p.m. - Lecture
BI 101 section 3198 2:15-3:15 p.m. - Lab

Winter 2021


BI 101 section 4240 9-10:30 a.m. - Lecture
BI 101 section 4588 10:45-11:45 a.m. - Lab


Contact Janis Qualls with any questions.