Degree Details

Degree Type

  • Graduate Certificate Programs

Minimum Requirements

  • 26 Credits


  • In-Person


  • Full-Time
  • Multiple Start Dates
  • Part-Time


  • On-Campus
Degree Requirements

If you’re interested in teaching middle or high school biology (grades 8–12), the graduate certificate in Biology Education at BU Wheelock College of Education & Human Development will give you the tools you need to become a more effective teacher by preparing you for initial licensure as a secondary-level biology teacher in Massachusetts. You’ll explore science education theory and practice, ways to teach English language learners, methods for managing a classroom, theories about adolescent development, and more.

As a student in the graduate certificate program, you’ll learn to help your students understand scientific concepts, view themselves as active learners of science, and appreciate scientific practices and cross-cutting concepts. You’ll also learn how to lead your classroom by establishing a classroom culture that uses research-based practices to build strong relationships with your students. Students in the program complete field-based experiences to complement their coursework.

Dates & Deadlines

Spring & Fall 2024

Aug 15, 2023

Application Open

Spring 2024 Semester

Dec 15, 2023

Application Deadline

Fall 2024 Semester

Jan 15, 2024

Deadline to Receive Priority Scholarship Consideration

Fall 2024 Semester

Aug 1, 2024

Application Closes

Featured Faculty

Faculty for the EdM in Science Education represent broad experiences in science education. They have expertise in a range of areas, including curriculum development, designing learning environments, and supporting pre- and in-service teachers.

More Information about the Biology Education Graduate Certificate


Students who complete the graduate certificate in Biology Education (Secondary Level) can receive an endorsement for initial teaching licensure in biology, grades 8–12

Graduate Admissions

Connect with BU Wheelock to learn more about our graduate certificate in Biology Education (Secondary Level). Get information about application deadlines and requirements, and sign up for an upcoming information session.

Financing Your Education

There are several flexible options for financing your graduate education at Boston University. Learn more about financial assistance available at BU Wheelock.

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