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Course SummaryTake Biology for Teachers to earn 3 college credits to apply toward your licensure renewal requirements. Learn with fun and engaging science video lessons that you can watch around your teaching schedule.
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How It Works
Earn professional development credits to renew your science teaching license with Biology for Teachers. Brush up on science topics so you can better teach biology, health and other life sciences. Learn on your own schedule and at your own pace. You can complete this course in under two weeks - perfect for teachers who need to earn biology credits in a hurry!
- Watch engaging video lessons about biochemistry and cell division.
- Check your knowledge of things like organic chemistry and physiology with practice quizzes and exams.
- Ask clarification questions from our expert biology instructors.
- Earn 3 college credits by taking the CLEP Biology exam.
Always check with your school district or state Department of Education to ensure that the course credits will be accepted before beginning the course. CLEP credits are accepted by over 2,900 schools and directly by many state departments of education.
Who's It For?
Biology for Teachers is ideal for any teachers looking to earn credits to use toward licensure renewal. The flexible, self-paced format makes it easy to fit your studies into a busy schedule. The course is fully online, so you can study anytime, anywhere. This course also benefits:
- Science teachers who want to brush up on biology
- Teachers who want to incorporate engaging biology videos into their instruction
- Teachers planning a biology unit or course
- Aspiring biology teachers
Why It Works
- Fun and Engaging: Animations and interesting examples make biology easy to learn.
- Expert Instructors: Expert biology instructors break difficult concepts down so they are easy to remember.
- Practice Makes Perfect: Quizzes and practice exams let you review biology terminology and key concepts and track what you've mastered.
- Quick and Flexible: Learn on your own schedule and on any device. You could earn biology credits in less than two weeks.
- Access our full library of professional development courses for teachers, including Pathophysiology for Teachers, Microbiology for Teachers, and Anatomy and Physiology for Teachers.
- Find 10,000 engaging lessons that you can use in your classroom or assign out to students.
- Watch more lessons in biology as well as anatomy, chemistry, physics, and other science topics.
- Earn transferable college credit for dozens of courses.
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Course Plan for Earning Credit in Less Than Two Weeks
Follow this course plan if you want to complete Biology for Teachers and be ready to earn transferable credit in less than two weeks. For each chapter assignment, take all of the lesson quizzes and the practice chapter exam at the end of each chapter. If you miss any questions, review the video lesson to master the concept.
|Day||Chapter||What You'll Learn|
|Day 1||Chapter 1|
|Science Basics (vocabulary, the scientific method, the metric system)|
Review of Inorganic Chemistry for Biologists (atoms, chemical bonds, osmosis, chemical reactions)
|Day 2||Chapter 3|
|Introduction to Organic Chemistry (organic molecules, lipids, proteins)|
Nucleic Acids: DNA and RNA (chemical structure of nucleic acids, double helix structure, differences between DNA and RNA)
Enzymatic Biochemistry (substrates, how environmental conditions affect the function of enzymes)
|Day 3||Chapter 6|
| Cell Biology (passive and active transport in cells, structure and function of the ribosome, the cytoskeleton, plant cell structures)|
DNA Replication: Processes and Steps (models of DNA replication, steps in replication)
|Day 4||Chapter 8|
| The Transcription and Translation Process (photosynthesis, gene expression, operons)|
Genetic Mutations (point mutations, insertions, deletions)
|Day 5||Chapter 10|
|Metabolic Biochemistry (cellular respiration, chlorophyll, the electron transport chain)|
Cell Division (the genome, the cell cycle, mitosis)
|Day 6||Chapter 12|
|Plant Biology (vascular, nonvascular, monocot and dicot plants, structure of leaves, root system growth)|
Plant Reproduction and Growth (the gametophyte, the sporophyte, life cycle of moss, tropisms)
|Day 7||Chapter 14||Physiology I: the Circulatory, Respiratory, Digestive, Excretory and Musculoskeletal Systems (multicellular organisms, types of circulatory systems, the upper and lower gastrointestinal system, the excretory system)|
|Day 8||Chapter 15||Physiology II: the Nervous, Immune and Endocrine Systems (temperature regulation, glucose regulation, neurons, pathogens)|
|Day 9||Chapter 16||Genetics: Principles of Heredity (alleles, Mendel's Laws, exceptions to simple dominance, exceptions to independent assortment)|
|Day 10||Chapter 17||Principles of Ecology (predator/prey interactions, populations, ecological succession, fossil fuels)|
|Day 11||Chapter 18|
|Principles of Evolution (theory of evolution, Hardy Weinburg Equilibrium, natural selection)|
The Origin and History of Life on Earth (how life started, timeline, evolutionary change)
|Day 12||Chapter 20|
|Phylogeny and the Classification of Organisms (taxonomy, prokaryotes, protists, evolution of plants and fungi)|
Social Biology (innate and learned behavior, demographic transition, carrying capacity of a population)
|Day 13||Chapter 22|
|Basic Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques (genetic engineering, DNA plasmids, recombinant DNA)|
Analyzing Scientific Data (interpreting data tables and graphs, scientific experiment design)
|Day 14||Final Exam||Take the practice final exam to see what you've mastered and make sure you are ready to earn credit for biology|
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