Undergraduate Course Catalog 2007-2008

General Information

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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 minor 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)
03-325 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)
03-305 Physical Chemistry II (3)
03-306 Physical Chemistry II Lab (1)
D. Choose Molecular or Nutritional combination: (4)
03-405 Biochemistry I: Molecular Biochemistry (3)
03-406 Biochemistry I: Molecular Biochemistry Lab (1)
03-407 Biochemistry II: Nutritional Biochemistry (3)
03-408 Biochemistry II: Nutritional Biochemistry 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. Required Professional Education Courses (34)
53-322 Characteristics and the Development of the Adolescent Learner (3)
54-357 Exceptional Learners in Inclusive Communities (3)
53-312 Instructional Strategies and Learning Communities for Adolescents (3)
53-200 Secondary Clinical Experience I (50 Clinical hrs.) (1)
53-304 Technology for Teaching and Learning (2)
53-394 Pedagogy and Assessment for Effective 6-12 Instruction (3)
53-300 Secondary Clinical Experience II (50 Clinical hrs.) (1)
53-346 Special Methods: Teaching Science in Grades 6-12 (3)
53-329 Approaches and Practices for the Multicultural Classroom (3)
53-360 History and Philosophy of Education (3)
53-481 Secondary Student Teaching (9)

III. Please see Secondary Education/Minor and Secondary Education in Science with Chemistry Designation