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Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science Degrees in Secondary Education

  • This sequence includes the chemistry courses required for the ACS (American Chemical Society) Approved Bachelor of Science Degree. Research experience is highly recommended. 
  • Secondary education majors must also complete specific professional requirements for Initial Teaching Certification in Connecticut. Please make an appointment as soon as possible with Dr. Catherine Koehler, Program Coordinator for Secondary Science Teacher Certification, and visit the School of Education website for more information.
  • One upper-level CHE elective is required.
  • Total number of credits: 120.

 

Requirements and Cognates

 

First year Syringe

  • General Chemistry I & II (CHE 120/121 - fall/spring)
  • Precalculus (MAT 122 - fall)*
  • Calculus I (MAT 150 - spring)
  • School Health  (SHE 203) 

 

Second year 

  • Organic Chemistry I & II (CHE 260/261 - fall/spring) 
  • Quantitative Analysis (CHE 240 - fall or spring)
  • Calculus II & III (MAT 151/252 - fall/spring)
  • Physics I & II (PHY 230/231 - fall/spring)
  • Preparation of Scientific Documents for Chemistry (CHE 301)
  • Teachers, Schools, and Society (EDU 200)
  • United States History I (HIS 110) or II (HIS 111)

 

Third yearSolvent System

  • Inorganic Chemistry                    (CHE 435/436 - fall/spring)
  • Physical Chemistry I & II         (CHE 370/371/372 - fall/spring)
  • Chemical Hazards and Laboratory Safety (CHE 445 - spring)
  • Upper-level Chemistry elective
  • Child Development and Psychology for Educators (EDU 316 - fall)
  • Secondary Education (EDU 413  - spring)

 

Fourth year

  • Chemistry Seminar (CHE 496 - fall)
  • Science (Secondary School) (SCE 490 - fall)
  • Literacy in the Content Areas (IDS 470, 1.5cr - fall)
  • English Language Learners in the Classroom (IDS 471, 1.5cr - fall)
  • Student Teaching (Science) (SCE 494, 8cr - spring)
  • Student Teaching Seminar (Science) (SCE 496, 1cr - spring)
  • Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom (SED 482 - spring)
 

Upper-Level Electives

Environmental Chemistry (CHE 340 - spring)
Instrumental Analysis (CHE 440 - spring)
Biochemistry I/II (CHE 450/451 - fall/spring)
Medicinal Chemistry (CHE 456 - fall)
Inorganic Chemistry II
Chemical Education
Chemical Research (CHE 490/491 - fall/spring)**

Special Topics (CHE 498 - see current catalogue) 
              
*Starting point: math placement in Precalculus. Lower placement in MAT may require more than 4 years to complete the degree requirements.
**Research is not a requirement for ACS Approved Degrees or completion of the Chemistry Concentration,             
but meets the lab elective requirement and is strongly suggested as an elective in the fourth year.