Teaching Chemistry Course Sequence

Recommended Sequence of Courses for Teaching Chemistry

NOTE: To be eligible for any type of certification in education, students must meet the GPA requirement and meet the required scores for a test of basic skills in math, reading, and writing. Students who are planning on taking Principles of Chemistry I should have the equivalent of a 23 on their ACT Math subscore OR have completed a college level mathematics course (either Functions or its equivalent ) to enhance their mathematical skills.

First Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
CHEM 1055 Chemistry ICHEM 1065 Chemistry IICHEM 2584 Forensic Chemistry (1) OR 
MATH 1214 Functions ORMATH 1304 Calculus IElective
MATH 1304 Calculus IEDU 1004 Foundations of Education 
PSY 1004 General PsychologyPSY 1004 General Psychology 
EDU 1004 Foundations of Education  

Sophomore Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
CHEM 2155 Organic Chemistry ICHEM 2165 Organic Chemistry IICHEM 2294 Special Topics (1)
EDU 2164 Learning Theory and Pedagogy ANDEDU 2164 Learning Theory and Pedagogy ANDElective
EDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. CultureEDU 2014 Schooling in U.S. Culture OR  
 EDU 2094 Standards Based Instruction (Taken after EDU 2164

Junior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
CHEM 3115 Quantitative Analytical Chemistry3000-Level Chemistry ElectiveEDU 3244 Practicum in Learning Experiences
PHYS 2115 University Physics I PHYS 2125 University Physics II 
EDU 3054 Instructional Strategies   

Senior Year
Fall TermWinter Term May Term
3000-Level Chemistry Elective3000-Level Chemistry ElectiveCHEM 4014 Topics (1) OR
CHEM 4904 Senior Honors (1)EDU 4514 Senior Seminar(1)Elective 
CHEM 4002 Supervised Lab (either during Fall or Winter)CHEM 4904 Senior Honors (1) 
EDU 4114 Supervised Teaching in High School (either during Fall or Winter)CHEM 4002 Supervised Lab (either during Fall or Winter) 
 EDU 4114 Supervised Teaching in High School (either during Fall or Winter) 

The Teaching Chemistry major is intended for those wishing to enter the field of secondary education in chemistry upon graduation. A separate Chemistry major is offered to those who wish to enter graduate or professional school or the workforce in a chemistry-related field upon graduation.  Please consult the Chemistry Sequence if interested.
(1) Not required – Chemistry elective; One other 3000-level Chemistry course is required for graduation in addition to CHEM 3115