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Secondary Education - Chemistry

Effective Fall, 2009

Students seeking Secondary Education Certification in Chemistry must declare majors in both Chemistry (BA) and Secondary Education (Chemistry) and complete the full Chemistry (BA) course sequence as well as the Secondary Education Professional Course and Certification requirements. Students must consult their advisers in both departments each semester regarding course selection and other certification requirements.

A total of 129 Credits is required for a bachelor of science in education with a specialization in chemistry. Required courses include:


52.115 Chem for the Sciences I

52.116 Chem for the Sciences II

52.231 Organic Chemistry I

52.232 Organic Chemistry II

52.321 Analytical Chemistry I

52.341 Biochemistry

52.361 Physical Chemistry I

52.475 The Chemistry Curriculum and the Teaching Lab

54.211 General Physics I

54.212 General Physics II

Secondary Education

60.206 Teachers, Schools and Society

60.251 Psychological Foundations of Education.

60.291 Principles of Teaching

60.311 Classroom Measurement and Assessment

60.406 Multicultural Education

60.453 Teaching of Science

60.497 Teaching in Education: First Experience

60.498 Teaching in Education: Second Experience

70.275 Linking Assessment

70.358 Methods of Instruction

Choose one of the following three courses:
60.204 Educational Computing and Technology
60.350 Instructional Design Systems
60.351 Virtual Learning Communities

General Education

Among 50 credits of general education courses, the following are required:

20.101 Composition I

20.201 Composition II or a Writing Intensive Course:

20.131 The Bible as Literature

20.151 Introduction to Literature

20.152 Literature and Society

20.156 Popular Literature

20.226 European Literature I

20.227 European Literature II

20.236 American Literature I

20.237 American Literature II

20.246 British Literature I

20.247 British Literature II

20.256 Non-Western Literature I

20.257 Non-Western Literature II

Choose one of the following two courses
25.103 Public Speaking
25.104 Interpersonal Communication

41.105 Environmental Issues and Choices

45.211 Principles of Sociology

48.101 General Psychology

48.212 Adolescent. Psychology

51.120 Physical Geology

52.251 Inorganic Chemistry

53.125 Calculus I

53.126 Calculus II

53.225 Calculus III

70.101 Introduction to Exceptional Individuals

72.415 ELL: Basics of Language and Communications or

79.494 ELL: Strategies and Methods or

Among courses chosen to meet humanities requirement, three departments must be represented from Art and Art History, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts, English, Languages and Cultures, Music History, and Philosophy. Among natural sciences and mathematics requirements, three departments must be represented from Biological and Allied Health Sciences, Chemistry; Geography and Geosciences; Mathematics, Computer Science and Statistics, and Physics and Engineering Technology.