Biological Science Education

Learning through life

High school students must learn to appreciate the complexity and order of God’s creation.

They need to understand the necessity of that structure and its uniqueness, all demonstrated in the world around us—from cells and microbes to plants, animals, and birds. Are you ready to become a teacher who can effectively pass this knowledge on to them?

“The teachers here have a passion for what they teach, which makes me excited to teach someday.” – Jonathan Crum, Student

Pursuing biology on a higher level

Andrea Ray’s conversation with another Purdue University graduate student confirmed that God had placed her in the right place. “She said to me, ‘The only things I knew about you were that you spoke Spanish and that you believed in God.’”

Ray ('11) is pursuing her doctorate in microbiology at Purdue's Interdisciplinary Life Sciences program and has had the opportunity to conduct research with others on a lab team. Their research deals with an enzyme in E. coli bacteria, also found in human cells, which may have an application to cancer research.

More about Andrea Ray.


Our faculty knows science

“There are many examples of prominent scientists who were also Christians, and understanding that is important,” said Dr. Molitor.

“My desire is to show students the benefits and importance of studying how God’s creation works.”

Read more about our Teacher Education faculty.


Teacher licensure program

Teacher education students at Maranatha can choose to follow a licensure program that will allow them to teach in the public school setting. The license program requires two teaching placements and a full semester of student teaching.

Once students have completed the program, they will be eligible to apply for a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction.

Click here for more information on teacher licensing.


Your potential career

  • Science teacher
  • Biologist
  • Lab technician
  • Research technician
  • Ecologist

Your potential schedule

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sociology3Foundations of Education2
General Biology 14General Biology 24
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
Old Testament Survey2English Composition 23
English Composition 13General Psychology3
The Modern World3Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Fall Spring 
General Chemistry 14General Chemistry 24
Biology Elective3Biology Elective4
Secondary School Reading3Sophomore Fieldwork0
Human Relations3The Exceptional Child3
Baptist Heritage3Christian Life 21
Bible Elective2Music Elective2
Fall Spring 
Upper Level Status0Anatomy and Physiology 24
Anatomy and Physiology 14Ecology3
Developmental Psychology3Lab & Field Investigation2
Junior Fieldwork0Sec. & Middle School Teaching Methods2
Instructional Media & Technology3Bible Doctrine 23
Classroom Management2Christian Life 31
Bible Doctrine 13United States History 23
United States History 13
Fall Spring 
Education Seminar0Supervised Student Teaching-License12
Biology Elective4Post-Student Teaching Portfolio Review0
Pre-ST Portfolio Review0
Educational Psychology3
Teaching Science3
Principles of Bible Study2
Bible Elective2
Math Elective3
Summer 1 
Educational Assessment2
Literature Elective3
Summer 2 
Biology Elective3
Bible Elective2