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Teaching Specialty - Chemistry

Major Requirements

Major: Chemistry Education

Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credits to Graduate: 136

General Education Requirements

First Year Experience (F):
HD&E 189Skills for Academic Success (Students transferring in 24 or more credits do not need to take HD&E 189.)1
Communication (C):
ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 120College Composition II3
ENGL 324Writing in the Sciences3
COMM 110Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
Quantitative Reasoning (R):
STAT 330Introductory Statistics3
Science & Technology (S):
BIOL 124
Environmental Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory
GEOL 105Physical Geology3
GEOL 106The Earth Through Time3
Humanities & Fine Arts (A): Select from current general education list6
Social & Behavioral Sciences (B): Select from current general education list6
Wellness (W): Select from current general education list2
Cultural Diversity (D): Select from current general education list
Global Perspectives (G):
GEOL 105Physical Geology3
Total Credits40

Major Requirements

General Education Requirements40
Departmental Requirements
GEOL 105LPhysical Geology Lab1
GEOL 106LThe Earth Through Time Lab1
Teaching Specialty Requirements
Select one of the following:4
General Biology I
and General Biology I Laboratory
General Biology II
and General Biology II Laboratory
BIOC 460Foundations of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I3
CHEM 341
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 342
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 364Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 365Physical Chemistry II3
CHEM 425Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHEM 431
Analytical Chemistry I
and Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 491Seminar (Senior Capstone)2
PHYS 251
University Physics I
and University Physics I Laboratory
PHYS 252
University Physics II
and University Physics II Laboratory
MATH 165Calculus I4
MATH 166Calculus II4
MATH 259Multivariate Calculus3-4
or MATH 265 Calculus III
MATH 266Introduction to Differential Equations3
Select sequence A or sequence B:8
Sequence A:
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Laboratory
Sequence B:
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
Professional Education Requirements
EDUC 321Introduction to Teaching3
EDUC 322Educational Psychology3
EDUC 451Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment3
EDUC 481Classroom Practice Methods of Teaching I: (Science)3
EDUC 485Student Teaching Seminar1
EDUC 486Classroom Management for Diverse Learners3
EDUC 487Student Teaching9
EDUC 488Applied Student Teaching3
EDUC 489Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds3
Total Credits136

Degree Requirements and Notes

  • Courses taken P/F may not be used to satisfy any requirements.
  • GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
  • A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
  • A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
  • See School of Education for admission requirements.