Chemistry Teacher Education (68)

This program has been designed specifically for students that want to become middle school or high school science teachers.  It provides an interdisciplinary background in the natural sciences with an emphasis in Chemistry.  This program does NOT lead to a Chemistry Degree, but it can lead to an Education Degree and needs to be taken in concert with the middle/high or high only authorizations program in the College of Education. Pre-education coursework should be taken concurrently with the Chemistry Teacher Education Option coursework listed below in the first three years of college.  Usually, the 4th or final year of college is dedicated to the professional education core coursework listed below.  Please meet with both an Education Adviser and a Chemistry Adviser to plan your program accordingly.

Core Courses:

BI 211 General Biology Credits: 4                              CH 338 Organic Chemistry Lab II Credits: 2
CH 221 General Chemistry Credits: 5                         CH 340 Elementary Physical Chemistry Credits: 4                                CH 222 General Chemistry Credits: 5                         CH 350 Chemical Literature Credits: 1
CH 223 General Chemistry Credits: 5                         CH 409 Practicum Credits: 1
CH 312 Quantitative Analysis Credits: 4                      CH 450 Biochemistry Credits: 3
CH 334 Organic Chemistry Credits: 3                         MTH 251 Calculus I Credits: 4
CH 335 Organic Chemistry Credits: 3                         MTH 252 Calculus II Credits: 4
CH 336 Organic Chemistry Credits: 3
CH 337 Organic Chemistry Lab I  Credits: 1

Choose 1 Series  (Credits: 12)

PH 201 General Physics Credits: 4
and PH 202 General Physics Credits: 4
and PH 203 General Physics Credits: 4


PH 211 General Physics with Calculus Credits: 4
and PH 212 General Physics with Calculus  Credits: 4
and PH 213 General Physics with Calculus Credits: 4

Choose One (Credits 4)

CH 320 & CH320L Introduction to Forensic Science Credits: 4


CH322 Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacology Credits: 4

Education Degree Program: Undergraduate Teacher Preparation

There are special requirements for admission to the education programs.  Contact the Teacher Education Division Representatives for more information.  The College of Education’s Policy Analysis and Review Committee establishes policies and standards that students must meet before being admitted to teacher education courses.

Initial Licensure

Professional Education Core (38-43 credits)

Education majors are required to complete all pre-education courses (all 200-, 300-, and 400-level courses with a grade of B- or better) required for the major (early childhood only, early childhood/elementary, elementary/middle, middle/high, or high only) prior to entry to the professional education core.

Pre-Education Courses: Middle/High or High Only

 –  ED200 Multiculturalism in the College Experience (3)
 –  ED270 Technology in Education (3)
 –  ED333 Applied Adolescent Learning and Development (3)
 –  ED370 Special Education and Inclusive Communities (3)


Requirements for admission into the professional education core include: (1) a minimum overall (or last 90 hours) GPA of 2.75, (2) a minimum GPA of 3.0 in education coursework, and (3) for middle and high authorizations a minimum of 3.0 in endorsement area content courses.

The professional education core includes three quarters of intensive classes and clinical experiences organized in the following fashion, by authorization level and major. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in education coursework and grades of B- or better in all courses while enrolled in the professional education core.

Professional Education Core: Middle/High or High Only

Term I
 –  ED404 Clinical Experience Seminar (1)
 –  ED411 Clinical Experience (3)
 –  ED418 Assessment, Planning, and Instruction (3)
 –  ED434 Content Pedagogy (3)
 –  ED446 Environments for Diverse Learners (3)
 –  ED481 Introduction to ESOL and Bilingual Education (3)
Term II
 –  ED405 Clinical Experience Seminar II (1)
 –  ED412 Clinical Experience II (3)
 –  ED436 Content Pedagogy II (3)
 –  ED444 Content Literacy (3)
 –  ED450 Authorization Specialty and Classroom Management
Term III
 –  ED429 Professional Development Seminar III (2)
 –  ED498 Clinical Experience III (10)

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