Chemistry: Secondary Education BA/BS

The Teacher Education program prepares candidates for certification in grades K-12. The Secondary Education program requires 27 credits of Education course work in professional foundations and studies and 13 credits during internship. Students apply for admission to the program after successfully completing nine credits of Education course work in professional foundations. During the course of the studies, candidates may be asked to reapply to the program if their GPA falls below 3.0.

Teaching endorsement areas are attached to a Standard Instructional Certificate (grades K-12), according to Idaho Teacher Certification standards.  All endorsements require a minimum of 45 semester credits, with the exception of dual endorsements where 30 semester for a major endorsement and 20 semester credits for a minor endorsement is required. The following LC State areas are approved for teaching field majors: Biology, Chemistry, Communication Arts, Earth Science, English; Kinesiology-Physical Education K-12 and Health 6-12; Mathematics; Natural Sciences; Psychology; and Social Science with a History emphasis (see degree requirements for each major). Teacher candidates must successfully pass the related Praxis II exam in their teaching content area(s).

For marketability purposes, students are encouraged to pursue endorsements and minors in a second teaching field; consult with an advisor for the proper procedure. Secondary Education majors must have a content area advisor and a Secondary Education advisor.

Graduates from other colleges or universities seeking secondary teacher certification must fulfill all Secondary Education professional course work requirements in addition to meeting all academic major or minor teaching field requirements for subject area endorsement.

Students in the Teacher Education Certification program are expected to provide evidence through performance that they have become dedicated and knowledgeable professionals, content specialists, competent educational designers, capable educational facilitators, insightful educational evaluators, reflective professionals, and culturally responsive professionals before being recommended for teacher certification.

Advising

Secondary Teacher Education candidates must have two advisors; one for their academic major and one for teacher certification.

General Education Requirements 

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one from the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
CALCULUS I
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
CHEM-111PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I4.00
Select one of the following: 4.00-5.00
GENERAL PHYSICS I
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
PSYC-205LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY3.00
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00-4.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Select 16 credits of language if selecting Bachelor of Arts Degree16.00
Total Credits38.00-44.00

Program Requirements

Secondary certification candidates must meet the graduation requirements for their major and the Secondary Teacher Education Program and must have two advisors. (see below)

Chemistry Program
CHEM-112PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II4.00
CHEM-300PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I WITH LABORATORY4.00
CHEM-306PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II3.00
CHEM-325QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS5.00
CHEM-371ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3.00
CHEM-372ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3.00
CHEM-373ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB1.00
CHEM-376ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB2.00
CHEM-454INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS5.00
CHEM-463INORGANIC CHEMISTRY4.00
CHEM-481BIOCHEMISTRY I4.00
CALCULUS I (Required if not taken as core)
MATH-175CALCULUS II4.00
PHYS-112GENERAL PHYSICS II4.00-5.00
or PHYS-212 ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
Secondary Education Certificate
See Secondary Education Certificate Requirements below
Total Credits46.00-47.00

Secondary Education Certificate Requirements

Application for admission to the Teacher Education Program is required after successful completion of the first three Phase I courses.

Phase I - Professional Foundations of Education
ED-214PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION 13.00
ED-224MEDIA & TECH FOR DIGITAL WORLD2.00
ED-318ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 13.00
ED-321EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 13.00
ED-345CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING3.00
SE-322INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-12 (may be taken in Phase I or Phase II)3.00
Phase II - Professional Studies in Education
ED-424MEDIA & TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING, K-122.00
ED-445INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-123.00
ED-447TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA2.00
RE-309DISCIPLINARY LITERACY3.00
Phase III - Instructional Methods in Education
ED-452INTERNSHIP SEMINAR1.00
ED-460PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-1212.00
Total Credits40.00

No grade lower than a “C-” will be accepted in any General Education core, Content Major, or 200-level Professional Foundations course. No grade lower than a “B-” will be accepted in any 300- or 400-level courses for Secondary Education.

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program. Candidates must also maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their content area classes.

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
CHEM-111 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I 4.00
COREMATH-143, MATH-147 or MATH-170 3.00-5.00
 Credits13.00-15.00
Spring
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
PSYC-205 LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
CHEM-112 PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY II 4.00
 Credits13.00
Second Year
Fall
CHEM-300 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I WITH LABORATORY 4.00
COREDiversity 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
PHYS-111
GENERAL PHYSICS I
or ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
4.00-5.00
MATH-175 CALCULUS II 4.00
 Credits18.00-19.00
Spring
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
PHYS-112
GENERAL PHYSICS II
or ENGINEERING PHYSICS II
4.00-5.00
CHEM-306 PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II 3.00
CHEM-325 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS 3.00
 Credits16.00-17.00
Third Year
Fall
CHEM-371 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3.00
CHEM-373 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB 1.00
CHEM-454 INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS 5.00
CHEM-463 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY 4.00
 Credits13.00
Spring
CHEM-372 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 3.00
CHEM-376 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II LAB 2.00
CHEM-481 BIOCHEMISTRY I 4.00
 Credits9.00
 Total Credits82.00-86.00

Secondary Education Certificate Requirements

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FALL CREDITS
ED-214 PRINCIPLES OF EDUCATION 3.00
ED-224 MEDIA & TECH FOR DIGITAL WORLD 2.00
ED-318 ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING 3.00
ED-321 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY 3.00
ED-345 CULTURALLY RELEVANT TEACHING 3.00
  Credits 14.00
SPRING
ED-424 MEDIA & TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING, K-12 2.00
ED-445 INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES AND CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, 6-12 3.00
ED-447 TEACHING METHODS IN THE CONTENT AREA 2.00
RE-309 DISCIPLINARY LITERACY 3.00
SE-322 INCLUSION STRATEGIES K-12 3.00
  Credits 13.00
Second Year
FALL
ED-452 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR 1.00
ED-460 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION 6-12 12.00
  Credits 13.00
  Total Credits 40.00

Graduates with a BA/BS Chemistry: Secondary Education go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Secondary Chemistry Teacher (6-12)
  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Research
  • Lab Technician
  • Training Specialist
  • Business and Industry
  • Instructional Coach

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