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.
Traditional (on campus)
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).
The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|CHE 415 Biochemistry||4|
|EDU 350 Supporting English Language Learners||3|
|PSY 206 Adolescent Psychology||3|
|SEC 395 Teaching of Science
|SEC 460 Professional Practices in Secondary Education||3|
|SEC 461 Student Teaching Practicum||12|
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.