Chemistry Major (B.S.)(Combined B.S./M.A.T. with Teacher Certification in Chemistry (Preschool-Grade 12) and Teacher of Students with Disabilities)

The Dual Degree Dual Certification program is a 5-year program that leads to teacher certification in Chemistry (grades P-12), teacher certification in Teacher of Students with Disabilities, a baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree. Interested students must apply to and be admitted to the Teacher Education Program as an undergraduate.

Students must successfully complete the undergraduate portion of the program in order to be admitted to the Graduate School and complete the one-year master’s portion of the program. Please visit the Teacher Education Program website for the required undergraduate professional sequence of courses, overall course outline, and other important Program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. Students also are strongly advised to review the Teacher Education Program Handbook.

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

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill General Education categories.

Click here for a list of courses that fulfill World Languages and Cultures categories.

Requirements for the graduate portion of this dual degree program can be found here.
I. General Education
A. New Student Seminar
CHEM 190Freshman Seminar in Chemistry1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication 3
D. Fine and Performing Arts3
F. Humanities
Complete one course from F1. Great Works and Their Influences or F2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives.3
G. Computer Science3
H. Mathematics
Fulfilled by MATH 122 in the major.0
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Fulfilled by CHEM 120 in the major.0
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives – Fulfilled by EDFD/PSYC 200 in the Teacher Education sequence.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Fulfilled by SASE 210 in the Teacher Education sequence.0
II. World Languages
A. World Languages3-6
III. Major Requirements
A. 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 Chemistry5
CHEM 311Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM 340Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 370Biochemistry I3
CHEM 495The Chemical Literature1
B. Math Collaterals
MATH 122Calculus I4
MATH 221Calculus II4
C. Physics Collaterals
PHYS 191University Physics I4
PHYS 192University Physics II4
D. Graduate Elective - will also count toward graduate portion of this program.
Select one of the following with advisor approval:3
Hazardous Materials Management
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Organic Synthesis
Biosynthesis of Natural Products
Separation and Analysis
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: Theory and Practice
Drug Design in Medicinal Chemistry
Advanced Physical Chemistry
Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
Chemical Thermodynamics and Electrochemistry
Chemical Spectroscopy
Chemical Kinetics
Organometallic Chemistry
Advanced Analytical Chemistry
Advanced Biochemistry
Protein Structure
Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanisms
Lipid Biochemistry
Nucleic Acid Biochemistry
Biochemistry Laboratory Techniques
Biomolecular Assay Development
Biochemical Pharmacology
Selected Topics-Advanced Chemistry
IV. Teacher Education Sequence
See requirements below.44
Total Credits125-128

Teacher Ed Program Requirements (P-12, Bachelor's/MAT) 

Teacher Ed Pre-Requisite Requirements
Health for Teacher Education
BIOL 100Biological Sciences4
or BIOL 110 The Biology of Human Life
Speech for Teacher Education
CMST 101Fundamentals of Speech: Communication Requirement3
Additional Teacher Ed Pre-Requisites
EDFD 200Psychological Foundations of Education3
or PSYC 200 Educational Psychology
EDFD 220Philosophical Orientation to Education3
EDFD 221Historical Foundations of American Education3
Select one of the following:3
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Public Purposes of Education: Democracy and Schooling
Undergraduate Professional Sequence I
SASE 305Teaching for Equity and Diversity3
SASE 312Educating English Language Learners1
SPED 279Foundation and Philosophy of Inclusive Education3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence II
READ 411Language and Literacy3
SPED 367Language-Based Strategies for Inclusive Classrooms3
Undergraduate Professional Sequence III
SPED 469Inclusive Methods for Middle and Secondary Schools3
SPED 488Promoting Prosocial Behaviors in Inclusive Settings3
Graduate Sequence
SPED 566Creating Curricular Access for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
SPED 586Educational Planning for Adolescents with Disabilities 13
Total Credits44