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Document Number: 6230

Qualifications of Public Secondary School Biology Teachers, 1999-2000 - This Issue Brief reports the combination of certifications and majors and minors to which secondary-level biology students are exposed and how these qualifications vary across schools with differing levels of student poverty. About 60% of secondary students were taught by teachers with a postsecondary major or minor in biology, leaving about 40% who were taught by teachers considered out of field in terms of their postsecondary education. (National Center for Education Statistics, June 2005)...

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