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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Secondary Education (B.S.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Secondary Education:

Students will be able to:

  • Explain fundamental chemistry concepts.

  • Communicate chemical knowledge.

  • Research a chemical problem or concept.

  • Design, execute, and interpret experiments to solve chemical problems.

  • Draw connections to other fields of study.

  • Work as a member of a team.

  • Envision and pursue multiple paths for purposeful life work.

The Secondary Education curriculum (Chemistry Education) prepares students for high school teaching. The required math courses will satisfy the requirement of two math courses for Education certification.

PLEASE NOTE: A complete list of the foundational requirements (including a list of approved English Literature courses) can be found in the EDUCATION MANUAL.


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FY___   SO___   JR___   SR___    

Grade C or better in ED 105___    Grade C or better in ED 151___

PROVISIONAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 200-level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 27 credits, >= 2.80___

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FORMAL ACCEPTANCE needed for 300-Level ED courses:

Cumulative GPA at 54 credits, >= 3.00___

Passing scores on Basic Skills Assessment___                                                    

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Two Math: MA___ and MA___

Two English: EN 100 or EN 150 ___  and EN Literature___

Suggested Four Year Planner:


These courses begin a highly structured program coordinated among several departments, and if not completed in the first year, lead to delayed graduation or extraordinary difficulties for subsequent advisors.

There is a strong correlation between students’ performance on the math portion of the SAT/ACT and CH 105, likely a result of quantitative thinking and analytical reasoning skills. To promote student success, when a student has very poor entrance exam scores, it may be advisable to delay BIO 111 rather than enrolling the student in both CH 105 and BIO 111 during the first semester. These students are encouraged to meet with the department chair to discuss a modified four-year plan.

Math placement will be determined by the Mathematical Sciences department. Competency must be through the MA 122 level. MA 121 is a necessary prerequisite for PHY 201 which is normally taken in the spring semester of the sophomore year.

If not completed in the fall, EN 100 must be completed during the spring semester.

A grade of C- or better must be earned in CH 105 in order to advance to CH 113

Students should plan on taking ED 105 and ED 151 early in their college careers. All other Education courses require these two as prerequisites.

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