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Biology Teacher Education

Illinois State's preferred filing period for fall transfer students is September 1-January 15. For the spring semester, the preferred filing period is from April 1-August 1. You are encouraged to apply early in the preferred filing period for best consideration for admission into competitive majors. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!

Minimum GPA Requirement


Average Admitted Student Profile

2.85 - 3.57

Required Courses

  • General chemistry I (CHE 140),
  • Finite math or calculus (MAT 120 or 145),
  • 4 hour course in biological sciences with lab,
  • Speech (COM 110), and
  • English (ENG 101).

Special note to students applying with over 75 earned hours: The School of Biological Sciences normally considers students with over 75 hours only if they have appropriate prerequisites completed.

All students transferring into the Biology Teacher Education program must complete certain non-academic requirements called Gateways. Generally, transfer students must complete all Gateway 1 requirements during their first semester at Illinois State.

Recommended Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110)

Additional Information

It is strongly recommended that students meet the Basic Skills Requirement prior to enrollment. Visit the College of Education's website for details on acceptable ACT or SAT scores which can be used to meet this requirement.

Sample Plan of Study

Two Year Transfer Sample Plan of Study
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