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Secondary Education Chemistry (BS)

Major Requirements

Course Requirements

Content Area Courses

Chemistry Core: 40 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required
Course Title Quarter Hours
CHE 130
CHE 131
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHE 132
CHE 133
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
4
CHE 134
CHE 135
GENERAL CHEMISTRY III
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY III
4
CHE 230
CHE 231
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I
4
CHE 232
CHE 233
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II
4
CHE 202APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS2
CHE 204
CHE 205
ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY
and ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY
4
CHE 302
CHE 303
QUANTUM CHEMISTRY
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I
4
CHE 304
CHE 305
THERMOCHEMISTRY
and EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II
4
CHE 340
CHE 341
BIOCHEMISTRY I
and EXPERIMENTAL BIOCHEMISTRY I
4
CHE 394SEMINAR2
Mathematics Core: 12 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required
Course Title Quarter Hours
Select one of the following:4-6
MAT 147
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS I
MAT 150
CALCULUS I
MAT 160
CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS I
MAT 170
CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES I
Select one of the following:4-6
MAT 148
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS II
MAT 151
CALCULUS II
MAT 161
CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS II
MAT 171
CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES II
Select one of the following:4-6
MAT 149
CALCULUS WITH INTEGRATED PRECALCULUS III
MAT 152
CALCULUS III
MAT 162
CALCULUS FOR MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE MAJORS III
MAT 172
CALCULUS III WITH DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Physics Core: 12 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required
Course Title Quarter Hours
PHY 170UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I4
PHY 171UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II4
PHY 172UNIVERSITY PHYSICS III4
Introductory Courses: 20 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required 
Course Title Quarter Hours
SCU 207SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES IN EDUCATION4
SEC 364METHODS: CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS4
SEC 314THE NATURE OF SCIENCE4
SEC 324INQUIRY & APPLICATION IN DEVELOPING SECONDARY SCIENCE PEDAGOGY4
SCU 336ADOLESCENT AND ADULT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT4
or SCU 337 HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Advanced Courses: 28 quarter hours required, grade of C or better required
Course Title Quarter Hours
SER 346STRATEGIES FOR MAINSTREAMING AND INCLUSION4
SEC 325LITERACY IN THE CONTENT AREAS4
SEC 374TEACHING THE SCIENCES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL 14
SEC 385TEACHING THE SCIENCES IN THE HIGH SCHOOL 24
SCU 351DOING CRITICAL PRACTITIONER RESEARCH IN EDUCATION 14
BBE 301TEACHING ADOLESCENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND DIALECT SPEAKERS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM4
SEC 395ASSESSMENT ISSUES IN SECONDARY EDUCATION4

Student Teaching: 10 quarter hours required, grade of B- or better required

Registration in student teaching requires completion of all requirements and procedures above. EDU 95 indicates to the Illinois State Board of Education that all field experience hours are complete. All students also take SEC 387, Capstone Seminar with student teaching (listed in the Liberal Studies section).

Course Title Quarter Hours
SEC 390SECONDARY STUDENT TEACHING10
EDU 95CLINICAL EXPERIENCE WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH (non-credit, non-tution, PA grade required)0

Licensure Tests

All individuals licensed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) are required to complete licensure tests specific to their teaching license. Secondary Education Chemistry majors must complete the following tests:

  • Science: Chemistry Content Area Test (test #106) – assesses knowledge of both geological and chemical science. Test is required before Student Teaching (deadlines apply)
  • EdTPA - assessment conducted during the student teaching experience including video clips of instruction, lesson plans, student work samples, analysis of student learning and reflective commentaries. Students will submit an electronic portfolio to an outside agency for independent evaluation and a fee will be imposed by that agency as part of the assessment.

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