Chemistry with Teacher Certification in Chemistry (Preschool-Grade 12) (B.S.)

Students who wish to pursue P-12 teacher certification in Chemistry must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program. Once admitted, students will be matriculated into the B.A. in Secondary Education program as a second major.

Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required professional sequence of courses and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook. Students majoring in chemistry have two teacher certification options to choose from – Physical Science or Chemistry – and should consult with an advisor to determine which certification program they wish to complete. The Teacher Education Professional Sequence Departmental Methods Course is SASE 402 Teaching of Science in Secondary Schools. (Credits are counted in the professional sequence.)

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.0 overall GPA.  Major GPA requirements differ depending on field of study. Consult the Teacher Education Program Handbook for more information.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements25
World Languages and Cultures Requirements3-6
Major Requirements50
Teacher Education Program Requirements37
Free Electives5-2
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Required Chemistry Courses
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
CHEM 230Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 231Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 232Experimental Organic Chemistry I2
CHEM 233Experimental Organic Chemistry II2
CHEM 310Analytical Chemistry4
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 370Biochemistry I3
CHEM 410Instrumental Analysis5
CHEM 495The Chemical Literature1
Math Collateral Courses
AMAT 120Applied Calculus A4
or MATH 122 Calculus I
AMAT 220Applied Calculus B4
or MATH 221 Calculus II
Physics Collateral Courses
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
Total Credits50

Second Major in Secondary Education

Secondary Education (B.A.)


General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
CHEM 190Freshman Seminar in Chemistry1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
Complete one course from 1. Great Works and Their Influences or 2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled in the major.
Applied Calculus A
Calculus I
I. Natural Science Laboratory
General Chemistry I (Fulfilled in the major.)
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives
Psychological Foundations of Education (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling (Fulfilled in the Teacher Education sequence.)
Total Credits25

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in a single language.3-6
Total Credits3-6