The secondary teacher education for comprehensive science with a chemistry major teacher licensure program provides appropriate learning experiences to meet the needs, capabilities, and interests of high school students studying science with a chemistry focus. The program is designed to assist individuals in acquiring knowledge, developing skills and dispositions within a learning environment focused on active involvement and integrated learning activities. This program is available as a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts.
We also offer a comprehensive science with Biology major licensure program, both as a Bachelor of Science program or a Bachelor of Arts program.
To complete the secondary grades teacher education program and earn licensure in Chemistry for grades 9-12, students must complete the requirements for general education and the chemistry major, as well as the following licensure requirements.
Students must be admitted in the Teacher Education Program to enroll.
Refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalogue for official information about licensure requirements.
B. A. in Chemistry with 9-12 Comprehensive Science Licensure
Chemistry Major Concentration Courses – 46 credit hours
All courses leading to a major in chemistry must include:
Elective Chemistry courses numbered 200 or above – 3 credits
CHE 230, CHE 420 or CHE 430, CHE 426, and CHE 474 are required electives for Licensure
One of the following
BIO, CHE, GEO, MAT and PHY Electives – 6 Credits (must all be at the 200 level or more)
Other Licensure Requirements
From the General Education Requirements
The general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
Students should take EDU 232 first.
Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education Licensure (9-12) 28-30 hours
Professional Education, General
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 305, EDU 434, EDU 436.
Professional Education, Methods
3-5 credit hours of Methods as appropriate to the required concentration.
Internship – last semester of teacher education program
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490.
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