Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology at Illinois State University
Department of Biology

Margaret Parker

Margaret Parker Teacher Education Advisor

Undergraduate Sequence in Teacher Education

The School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University has a long-standing tradition in training biology teachers.  Students complete a rigorous program that includes professional education courses as well as laboratory-intensive biology course work. Students will become certified to teach all high school science courses (biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science), including AP and honors biology. Our students are in high demand upon graduation and we have nearly a 100% placement rate. 

Advisor Contact

Margaret Parker
231 Science Laboratory Building 
Appointments by phone (438-8581) or email Margaret Parker

Getting Started

Declaring the Major

If you are a current ISU student, to join the Biological Sciences Teacher Education sequence, please contact Margaret Parker for an appointment. Incoming students should apply as a biology education major.