Chemistry/Biochemistry/Secondary Major, Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE)
This major satisfies the endorsement for grades 5–12.
See the Education Department for prerequisites and additional requirements.
Grade Requirements: due to the cumulative nature of chemistry courses, the department strongly recommends that students receive a grade ≥C in all prerequisite chemistry courses.
|Secondary Education Core|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
|EDUC 201||INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION||3|
|EDUC 303||FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT||3|
|EDUC 309||FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT||3|
|EDUC 341||SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT||3|
|EDUC 413||CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES||3|
|EDUC 420||ADMISSION TO PROFESSIONAL CANDIDACY||1|
|EDUC 426||SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-12||12|
|EDUC 427||GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12||3-15|
|Secondary Education students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.|
|CHEM 151||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 152||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 153||GENERAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|CHEM 304||QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS||6|
|CHEM 316||ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY||5|
|or CHEM 121||CHEMISTRY AND ITS ROLE IN SOCIETY|
|CHEM 351||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 352||ORGANIC CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 372||ORGANIC CHEM LABORATORY I||3|
|CHEM 390||CHEMICAL METHODS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL||2|
|CHEM 421||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||4|
|CHEM 422||PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY||3|
|SCED 390||SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS||2|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|MATH 161||CALCULUS I||5|
|MATH 162||CALCULUS II||5|
|MATH 163||CALCULUS III||5|
|PHYS 151||GENERAL PHYSICS I||4|
|PHYS 152||GENERAL PHYSICS II||4|
|PHYS 153||GENERAL PHYSICS III||4|
|PHYS 161||MECHANICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 162||HEAT AND OPTICS LABORATORY||1|
|PHYS 163||ELECTRONICS LAB I||1|
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
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- demonstrate a knowledge of major concepts in the areas of inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry;
- demonstrate knowledge and skills sufficient for them to safely teach chemistry in the secondary school setting;
- demonstrate a capacity to use modern instrumentation and classical techniques for the analysis and/or separation of chemicals and an ability to interpret data;
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and critical thinking skills as related to the field of chemistry;
- demonstrate knowledge of safe practices in the handling, usage and disposal of chemicals.