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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 for Baccalaureate Degree

  • A list of approved general education courses is available here .
  • General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
Communication (C)12
College Composition I
College Composition II
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Upper Division Writing
Quantitative Reasoning (R) 3
Science and Technology (S) 10
Humanities and Fine Arts (A) 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) 6
Wellness (W) 2
Cultural Diversity (D) *†
Global Perspectives (G) *†
Total Credits39

 May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.

 May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.

major Requirements

Chemistry Education Requirements
BIOL 124
Environmental Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory (May satisfy general education category S)
ENGL 324Writing in the Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)3
GEOL 105
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Lab (May satisfy general education category S and G)
GEOL 106
The Earth Through Time
and The Earth Through Time Lab (May satisfy general education category S)
STAT 330Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R)3
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 Credits112

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.