Professional profile

Upon completing the undergraduate study program in Biology Education, a graduate is supposed to acquire the following skills and knowledge:

Critical thinking and problem- solving ability

  • Graduates will be able  to  solve  problem  by  implementation  of  the  scientific  process  of forming hypotheses, gathering and critically evaluating information from the literature, the use of technology etc..
  •   employing experimental design in laboratory, field settings and synthesizing and analyzing information by using numerical and statistical technique

Scientific concepts (Knowledge)

  • Proficiency in a range of basic biological concepts such as: molecular, cellular and organismal perspectives
  • Demonstrate knowledge of material and an understanding of a range of concepts and issues in those areas of Biology.

Effective communication

Graduates will be able to engage in effective scientific communication in a professional setting, including technical writing, oral presentation and use of available technology.

Ethical responsibility

  • Apply ethical practice and behaviour in all aspects of biological scientific endeavours and demonstrates the ethical aspects of science, their conduct as a scientist and their conduct as a citizens.

Cultural diversity

  • Graduates will be able to approach and solve biological problems critically with scientific literacy in individual and group settings and incorporate a diversity of ideas and approach.
  • Interact professionally in situation with others having different background culture, education and interests.

5.1.   Graduate profile

After completing B.Ed degree in Biology, the graduates are able to: –

  • To teach biology from grades 7-10.
  • To teach his/her minor field of study (Chemistry) during shortage of Chemistry graduates.
  • To prepare teaching materials.
  • To conduct research in biological education and related fields.
  • To operate basic biological equipments.
  • To systematically collect and identify biological materials.
  • To undertake graduate training in teaching Biology
  • To handle environmental and conservation problems and to teach the society.

Admission Requirements

Candidates admitted to the Department of Biology must:

  • Fulfill the university entrance cut off point for teacher education is to be set by the MOE.
  • Have diploma in natural science teaching from Teachers Training Colleges/Institutions without any course exemption.
  • Details for admission shall be as stated by the University regulations and specific to the department.
  • Have pass mark in natural science entrance examination; or equivalent.

Graduation Requirements

In order to qualify for graduation, a candidate should fulfill the following requirements:

  • A total of 147 credit hours and concern university rule

Degree Nomenclature

  • Upon successful completion of the program within FOUR years the candidates will be awarded the following degree:
  • In English:  ―Bachelor of Education in Biology (B.Ed.)‖
  • In Amharic: ―የትምህርት ባችለር ዲግሪ በስነ-ህይወት‖

Medium of Instruction

        The courses will be delivered in English language.

Duration of the study

The Bachelor of Education in Biology Program is a four year program divided into eight equal semesters.

Total load

The total load the Bachelor of Education in Biology Program is 147 credit hours or 240 CP.

Courses of Year II Semester I
NoCoursesC. CodeCr HrsLTPHCpOwner Department
1.Cell BiologyBiol 202132 3 5Biology
2.Cryptogamic BotanyBiol 203132 3 5Biology
3.Inorganic chemistryChem 209133   5Chemistry
4.Foundations of EducationTECS 201133   5Tecs
5.Educational PsychologyPsyc 2011220053Psychology
6Curriculum StudiesTECS 202133   5Tecs
7Global trendsGlTr1011220064Political Science
  Total19    32 

Courses of Year II Semester II

NoCoursesC. CodeCr HrsLTPHCpOwner Department
1.Invertebrate ZoologyBiol 205232 3 5Biology
2.General MicrobiologyBiol 206232 3 5Biology
3.Fundamentals of Analytical ChemistryChem 209233   5Chemistry
4.Practical Analytical ChemistryChem 20941  3 2Chemistry
5.Phanerogamic botanyBiol 203221 3 3Biology
6.General Methods of TeachingTECS 203222   3TECS
7.Instructional Design and TechnologyTECS 204222   3EdPM
8.Practicum IPrac 20122  4 3Biology + Tecs
  Total18    29 

Courses of Year III Semester I

NoCoursesC.CodeCr HrsLTPHCpOwner Department
1.Vertebrate ZoologyBiol 305132 3 5Biology
2.General EntomologyBiol 305332 3 5Biology
4.Introduction to Organic ChemistryChem 309533   5Chemistry
5.Practical Organic ChemistryChem 30971  3 2Chemistry
6.Subject Area Methods I (Major)BiEd 308133   5Biology
7.Teaching in a Multicultural SettingTECS 306122   3Tecs
  Total18    30 

Courses of Year III Semester II

NoCoursesC.CodeCr HrsLTPHCpOwner Department
1.Mammalian Anatomy and PhysiologyBiol 305232 3 5Biology
2.Fundamentals of BiochemistryBiCh 302433   5Biology
3.Subject Area Methods II (major)BiEd 408133   5Biology
4.Animal BehaviorBiol 305422   3Biology
5.Action ResearchTECS 307222   3Tecs
6.Practicum IIPrac 30123  6 5Biology + Tecs
7.Assessment and Evaluation of LearningPsyc 302222   3Psychology
  Total18    29 

Courses of Year IV Semester I

NoCoursesC.CodeCr HrsLTPHCpOwner Department
1.Parasitology and ImmunologyBiol 406132 3 5Biology
2.Principles of GeneticsBiol 404132 3 5Biology
3.Biodiversity and Conservation BiologyBiol 407122   3Biology
4.Fundamentals of BiostatisticsBiSt 402133   5Biology
5.Plant physiologyBiol 403132 3 5Biology
6.School and SocietyEdPM 401122   3EdPM
7.Teachers as Reflective PractitionersTECS 408122   3Tecs
  Total18    29 

Courses of Year IV Semester II

NoCoursesC. CodeCr HrsLTPHCpOwner Department
1.Principles of TaxonomyBiol 402422   3Biology
2.EvolutionBiol 404222   3Biology
3.BiotechnologyBiol 404422   3Biology
4.Practicum IIIPrac 40323  6 5Biology + Tecs
5.Inclusive EducationIncl 401222   3TECS
6.Educational Organization and managementEdPM 402222   3EdPM
8.Principles of EcologyBiol 407233   5Biology
  Total19    30