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BSEd in Chemistry

The curriculum leading to the BSEd degree with a Chemistry major is designed to prepare the student to teach chemistry at the secondary school level. Upon completion of the specified coursework and the requirements of the teacher certification process, the student is eligible for Pennsylvania certification by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The BSEd degree with a Chemistry major program is also certified by the American Chemical Society.

Chemistry Courses (36-37 cr)

CHEM 111      General Chemistry I  (or CHEM 113 Advanced General Chemistry I) (4cr)
CHEM 112      General Chemistry II (or CHEM 114 Advanced General Chemistry II) (4cr)
CHEM 214      Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry  (3 cr)
CHEM 231      Organic Chemistry I  (4cr)
CHEM 232      Organic Chemistry II  (4 cr) 
CHEM 290      Chemistry Seminar I  (1 cr) 
CHEM 325      Analytical Chemistry I  (4 cr)  
CHEM 341      Physical Chemistry I (4 cr)  
CHEM 343      Physical Chemistry Laboratory I  (1 cr) 
CHEM 390      Chemistry Seminar II (1 cr)  
CHEM 498      Problems in Chemistry (2 cr)  

Controlled Electives (3-4 cr) : 

BIOC 301 or CHEM 351 and at least three credits from CHEM or BIOC at or above the 300-level.

Education Requirements (31 cr)

COMM 103     Digital Instruction Technology (3 cr) 
EDSP 102      Education Psychology (3 cr) 
EDEX 301      Education of Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Secondary Settings (2 cr) 
EDEX 323      Instruction of English Language Learners with Special Needs (2 cr) 
EDSP 477      Assessment of Student Learning: Design and Interpretation of Educational Measures (3 cr) 
EDUC 242     Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience I (1 cr) 
EDUC 342     Pre-Student Teaching Clinical Experience II (1 cr) 
EDUC 441     Student Teaching  (12 cr)  
EDUC 442     School Law  (1 cr) 
EDUC 451     Teaching Science in the Secondary School (3 cr) 

Other Requirements (10 cr)

BIOL 202       Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology  (4 cr)  
GEOS 201      Foundations of Geology (4 cr) 

Free Electives (0-1 cr)


Liberal Studies Requirements (44 cr) 

As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications:

Mathematics: MATH 125
Natural Sciences: PHYS 111/112 and 121/122 or PHYS 131/141-132/142
Social Science:  PSYC 101
Liberal Studies electives: MATH 126, no courses with CHEM prefix

Helpful Documents

Chemistry Education BS Program
Chemistry Education BS Checklist
Chemistry Education Suggested Course Sequence 


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