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CHEMISTRY MAJOR FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 47
The Department of Chemistry features a fully approved Chemistry program that prepares candidates to teach grades 6-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Teacher Certification Board, in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education, and includes all the requirements for a major in Chemistry. Chemistry majors must declare a major in Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of Chemistry and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.
Teacher Candidates seeking a Type 09 Teaching Certificate in Science with a designation in Chemistry must complete the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses please click on the appropriate link.
I. Core Courses in Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification (47)
A. General Requirements (34)03-110 General Chemistry I (4)03-111 General Chemistry I Lab (1)03-115 General Chemistry II (4)03-116 General Chemistry II Lab (1)03-220 Organic Chemistry I (4)03-221 Organic Chemistry I Lab (1)03-225 Organic Chemistry II (4)03-226 Organic Chemistry II Lab (1)17-140 Fundamentals of Space Science (1)17-200 College Physics I (4)17-201 College Physics I Lab (1)17-205 College Physics II (4)17-206 College Physics II Lab (1)02-140 Molecular and Cellular Sciences for Secondary Educators (1)02-142 Environmental Science for Secondary Educators (1)02-144 Fundamentals of Earth Science (1)
B. Choose Analytical or Instrumental combination: (5)03-320 Analytical Chemistry I (3)03-321 Analytical Chemistry I Lab (2)
OR03-325 Instrumental Analysis (3)03-326 Instrumental Analysis Lab (2)
C. Choose Physical Chemistry I or II combination: (4)03-300 Physical Chemistry I (3)03-301 Physical Chemistry I Lab (1)
OR03-305 Physical Chemistry II (3)03-306 Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)
D. Choose Molecular or Nutritional combination: (4)03-405 Biochemistry I (3)03-406 Biochemistry I Lab (1)
OR03-407 Biochemistry II (3)03-408 Biochemistry II Lab (1)
E. The advanced writing requirement is satisfied by successful completion of writing components in General Chemistry I and II and Analytical or Instrumental Chemistry.
II. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.