CHEMISTRY MAJOR FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING CERTIFICATE (6-12)/BACHELOR OF ARTS
Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 42
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. Only grades of “C” and above are acceptable in professional education courses and in any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate. A “C-” or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.
I. Core Courses in Chemistry Major for Teacher Certification (42)
A. General Requirements (34)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)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)
B. Choose Analytical or Instrumental combination: (4)03-320 Analytical Chemistry I (3)03-321 Analytical Chemistry I Lab (1)
OR03-325 Instrumental Analysis (2)03-326 Instrumental Analysis Lab (2)
C. Choose Biochemistry I or II 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.