Biology Education

In Their Own Words: Melissa Zeffer ('12)
Melissa Zeffer"Prior to graduation I was hired as a Biology & Animal Behavior Teacher. I can attribute a great deal of my success to the skills and confidence I gained at Marist...Marist's Biology Education program offers internship opportunities and Student Teaching experiences that few colleges are able to provide."

In partnership with the Department of Teacher Education in the School of Social & Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Biology has established a curriculum that leads to provisional New York State certification in Adolescent Education with a specialization in

Biology. The biology is titled B.S. in Biology Education.

This curriculum, approved by the New York State Education Department, includes courses in biology and the other natural sciences, as well as courses designed to prepare students for a secondary school teaching career.

A supervised student teaching experience, arranged by Marist faculty, is included. Students interested in the Biology Education degree option should contact Dr. Victoria Ingalls (845-575-3000, extension 2541, or as early as possible during their college career.