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 students must complete the required Secondary Education Core and the following courses.|
& CHEM 172
& CHEM 172L
& CHEM 173
& CHEM 173L
|GENERAL CHEMISTRY I|
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
|CHEM 304||QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS||6|
and ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY LAB
|or CHEM 141||SUSTAINABLE CHEMISTRY|
|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||4|
|or CHEM 319||MODERN INORGANIC CHEMISTRY|
|SCED 390||SCIENCE TEACHING METHODS||2|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|MATH/HONS 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 LABORATORY I||1|
|Required Senior Capstones–must be taken concurrently|
|SCED 490A||SCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE SEMINAR||3|
|SCED 490B||SCIENCE TEACHING CAPSTONE FIELD APPLICATION||2|
|Secondary Education Core|
|30–hour multicultural education field requirement|
& EDUC 309
& EDUC 341
& EDUC 386A
& EDUC 413
|FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT|
and FOUNDATIONS OF SECONDARY CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT
and SECONDARY STRATEGIES, MANAGEMENT, ASSESSMENT
and FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM
and CONTENT AREA LITERACY: MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT FOR SECONDARY EDUCATION CANDIDATES
& EDUC 427
|FIELD EXPERIENCE AND PRACTICUM|
and GENERAL STUDENT TEACHING K-12 (These are variable credit courses. The minimum for each is 3 credits.)
|EDUC 426||SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING 7-12||12|
University Competencies and Proficiencies
- Minimum Credits—180 cumulative credit hours
- 60 upper-division credits (300 level or above)
- 45 credits in residence (attendance) at Eastern, with at least 15 upper-division credits in major in residence at Eastern
- Minimum Cumulative GPA ≥2.0
All admitted students must officially Declare a Major by the time they reach 90 credits (junior standing).
Application for Graduation (use EagleNET) must be made at least two terms in advance of the term you expect to graduate (undergraduate and post-baccalaureate).
Use the Catalog Archives to determine two important catalog years.
SOAR calculates based on these two catalog years.
- The catalog in effect at the student's first term of current matriculation is used to determine BACR (Breadth Area Credit Requirements) and UGR (Undergraduate Graduation Requirements).
- The catalog in effect at the time the student declares a major or minor is used to determine the program requirements.
Students who successfully earn a BAE in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Secondary from EWU should be able to do the following:
- apply best practices to teach Chemistry that are outlined in the Next Generation Science Standards;
- demonstrate effective strategies for teaching Chemistry to a community of diverse students;
- demonstrate understanding of core concepts in Chemistry;
- describe the procedures for responding to potential safety hazards in the laboratory, classroom, and field;
- shows evidence of integrating the 3 dimensions of the Next Generation Science Standards.