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Teacher Licensure

Biology majors interested in teaching biology in grades 7-12 may achieve licensure in the state of Tennessee by taking the courses required by the state in addition to the courses specified for the General Biology Major at CN.

The field of secondary science education is an attractive career.  Let the CN Biology Department help you get there

  • We have an exceptionally high rate of employment immediately after graduation.
  • CN trained science teachers are rated as highly effective by the Tennessee Department of Ed.
  • Secondary science education is a desired skill in the state of Tennessee, which results in competitive starting salaries and benefits packages.


"I was offered a position to teach Honors Biology at Foley High School in early December of 2015 before graduation. In the weeks leading up to my interviews, my professors were there every step of the way."

                                                                        -Brittany Eames, Class of 2015

 Brittany in her classroom at Foley High and in the field with students.


Below is a suggested curriculum map for your 4-year B.A. in Biology with Tennessee Licensure for 7-12 Grades.

Download the Biology Teacher Licensure Map Here Curriculum_Map_Biology_Licensure.doc

 These students must also meet the requirements for admission to CN's Teacher Education Program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Matt Wilkerson (

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