Undergraduate Course Catalog 2012-2013

General Information

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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)
03-325 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)
03-407 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.