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Comprehensive Science with Chemistry Major Licensure


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. We also offer a comprehensive science with biology major licensure program.

Requirements
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., Science in Chemistry with 9-12 Comprehensive Science Licensure
From the General Education RequirementsThe general education requirements of the College including these specific courses in the following areas:
PSY - 312: Psychology of Exceptional Individuals (3 cr.)
SOC - 335: Race and Ethnic Relations (3 cr.)
Or
EDU - 345: Language Minorities in Public Schools (3 cr.)
Students should take EDU 232 first.

Chemistry Major Concentration CoursesAll courses leading to a major in chemistry must include:
CHE - 111: General Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHE - 141: General Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE - 112: General Chemistry II (3 cr.)
CHE - 142: General Chemistry II Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE - 221: Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.)
CHE - 241: Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 cr.)
CHE - 350: Quantitative Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.)
CHE - 490: Senior Seminar (1 cr.)
MAT - 180: Integrated Precalculus/Calculus A (4 cr.)
MAT - 181: Integrated Precalculus/Calculus B (4 cr.)
Or placement, or
MAT - 191: Calculus I (4 cr.)
PHY - 211: General Physics I (3 cr.)
PHY - 241: Physics I Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
PHY - 207: College Physics I (3 cr.)
PHY - 241: Physics I Laboratory (1 cr.)
PHY - 212: General Physics II (3 cr.)
PHY - 242: Physics II Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
PHY - 208: College Physics II (3 cr.)
PHY - 242: Physics II Laboratory (1 cr.)

One of the following
CHE - 201: Pathways to Careers in Life and Physical Sciences (1 cr.)
BIO - 202: Pathways to Careers in Healthcare (1 cr.)

One of the following
CHE - 299: Introduction to Research (1 cr.)
CHE - 499: Research (1 cr.)
CHE - 498: Honors Thesis in Chemistry (3 cr.)

Two of the following
CHE - 420: Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3 cr.)
Or
CHE - 430: Atomic and Molecular Structure (3 cr.)
CHE - 474: Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)
CHE - 436: Biochemistry I (4 cr.)

One Chemistry elective at 200 level or higher (3 credits)

Two of the following (toward the major) (6 Credits)
BIO, CHE, GEO, MAT and PHY Electives at 200 level or higher (6 Credits)
Two BIO, PHY or GEO courses at 200 level or higher from "Other science courses required for licensure" count toward major (6 Credits)

Other science and mathematics courses required for licensure (6 hours at 200 level or higher count toward major (17 Credits)
BIO - 110: Principles of Biology (3 cr.)
BIO - 151: Principles of Biology Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
BIO - 105: Modern Biological Concepts (3 cr.)
BIO - 145: Modern Biological Concepts Laboratory (1 cr.)
BIO - 254: Evolution of Biological Systems (3 cr.)
BIO - 326: Principles of Ecology (3 cr.)
BIO - 346: Principles of Ecology Laboratory (1 cr.)
Or
BIO - 225: Environmental Science (3 cr.)
PHY - 202: Introduction to Astronomy (3 cr.)
GEO - 200: Earth Science (3 cr.)
GEO - 240: Earth Science Laboratory (1 cr.)
MAT - 175: Statistics I (3 cr.)
MAT - 248: Statistical Concepts and Methods for Mathematicians (3 cr.)
SCI - 764: The Teaching of Science (3 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in SCI 764

Up to six hours count toward Chemistry major for courses BIO 254, BIO 326/346, BIO 225, PHY 202, GEO 200/240

Professional Education Requirements for Secondary Education Licensure (9-12) 28-30 hoursProfessional education, General:
EDU - 232: Schools and Social Change (3 cr.)
EDU - 234: Teaching and Learning (3 cr.)
EDU - 305: Teaching with Technology (1 cr.)
EDU - 434: Inclusion and the Adolescent Learner (3 cr.)
EDU - 436: Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas (3 cr.)
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
EDU - 460: Colloquium in Education (3 cr.)
EDU - 490: Observation and Directed Teaching (9 cr.)
Must be admitted to the Teacher Education Program to enroll in EDU 460 and EDU 490.


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