B.S.Ed. in Chemistry: Secondary Education

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) in Chemistry: Secondary Education degree is designed for students seeking to teach middle and high school (grades 7-12) chemistry. Through this program, students build knowledge and competencies in education and chemistry. This undergraduate degree program meets all education requirements for teaching certification in Pennsylvania.

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Accreditation

This undergraduate degree program is approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Cal U's education programs have also been accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) since 1954, and we are continuing with the successor organization, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 14
CHE 101  General Chemistry I 4
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
MAT 281  Calculus I 3
PSY 100  General Psychology 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
   
Second Semester 17
CHE 102  General Chemistry II 4
CHE 331  Organic Chemistry I 4
ESP 210  Special Education Foundations and Collaborations 3
MAT 282  Calculus II 3
English Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 16
CHE 104  Introduction to Experimental Chemistry 3
CHE 306  Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 341  Organic Chemistry II 3
PHY 101  College Physics I 4
General Education Course (Art) 3
   
Fourth Semester 16
CHE 320  Analytical/Instruments Methods   3
CHE 371  Intermediate Lab I 1
EDU 333  Technology in Teaching and Learning 3
ESP 311  Assessment and Positive Behavior Interventions 3
SEC 210  Introduction to Secondary Education 3
SEC 220  Standards-based Inclusions in Secondary Education 3
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 14
CHE 372  Intermediate Chemistry Lab II 1
CHE 415  Biochemistry 4
SEC 310  Instructional Strategies in Secondary Education 3
SEC 350  Content Area Literacy 3
SEC 360  Technology Integration in Secondary Education 3
   
Sixth Semester 16
CHE 461  Physical Chemistry I 3
CHE 471  Advanced Lab II 1
ESP 413  Evidence-based Practices for Secondary Education 3
HSC 315  First Aid and Personal Safety 3
SEC 400  Classroom Management 3
SEC 420  Assessments and Interventions in Secondary Education 3
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 16
CHE 415  Biochemistry 4
EDU 350  Supporting English Language Learners 3
PSY 206  Adolescent Psychology 3
SEC 395  Teaching of Science
3
Science Elective 3
   
Eighth Semester 15
SEC 460  Professional Practices in Secondary Education 3
SEC 461  Student Teaching Practicum 12
Total 123

Additional Requirements

Undergraduate secondary education majors are required to:

  • Maintain a GPA of 2.80.
  • Pass the required PAPA exams.
  • Have Act 34, 151 and 114 clearances for formal Admission to Teacher Education.

A GPA of 3.00 and passing scores for Praxis II are needed to apply for a Recommendation for Student Teaching.

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/secondary-education/chemistry.aspx