MajorEducation - Biology (Secondary)

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAED)—biology (secondary education)—equips students with a broad knowledge of biology while preparing them for careers as certified teachers in grades 6-12. The program combines classroom learning and real-world teaching experience in Kansas’ largest school district.

Learn how Secondary Biology Education is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Applied Learning, you must first be admitted to Wichita State. In addition, you must complete your general education courses and a teacher education application to be admitted into the professional program.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

WSU students serve as staff at STEM camps

Education majors have the opportunity to serve as staff at WSU’s STEM camps. These camps are open to elementary and middle school aged students interested in learning more about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students lead activities such as Farm Tech where children learn to manage their own farm as they learn the basics of running a business. This applied learning experience provides students the opportunity to work alongside WSU faculty while gaining valuable classroom experience.


The four-year biology program starts with two years of general education followed by two years of teacher education. The curriculum was developed in collaboration by university faculty and P-12 practitioners and includes teaching internships.


A bachelor’s degree from Wichita State’s College of Applied Learning will give you the knowledge, skills and confidence to make a positive impact in the classroom—and prepares you to pursue an advanced education degree.

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