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  Sep 26, 2017
2017-2018 Shepherd University Catalog

Chemistry Education Teaching Field Grades 9-Adult, B.A.

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Curriculum for a Teaching Field in Chemistry Education Grades 9-Adult

Total hours required, 49 Hours:


Note Concerning Elective in Chemistry: The required elective must be an upper-division CHEM course approved by the academic advisor. Strongly recommended courses are CHEM 301 - Inorganic Chemistry , CHEM 322  and 322L Instrumental Analysis , and CHEM 325 - Computers in Science .

Note Concerning Math Requirement: The prerequisite for MATH 205  is mathematical competence equivalent to the successful completion of MATH 108 - Precalculus .

Other Requirements: Although a student may declare secondary education with a specialization in chemistry education 9-12 as a major upon admission to the University, to be officially admitted to the Shepherd University teacher education program and pursue this teaching field, the student must meet the following criteria as well as those criteria that apply to all teaching specializations:

  1. The student must have completed BIOL 208 - Plants As Organisms , BIOL 209 - Animals As Organisms , CHEM 207  and 209 General Chemistry , CHEM 207L  and 209L General Chemistry Lab   or their equivalents with a grade of C or better in each course.
  2. The student must have completed a minimum of 24 semester hours of academic work at Shepherd University with an overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA of at least 2.5 in this specialization.

Retention in and completion of this program require the student to meet retention, admission to student teaching, and certification standards set by the Professional Education Unit Council. All of the standards for this program can be found in Information and Planning Handbook for Students Pursuing the Biology 9-Adult, Chemistry 9-Adult, and General Science 5-Adult Specializations. See professional education course listings under Education: Professional Studies Core for Secondary Education (37 hours required). Special Methods of Teaching Sciences in EDUC 423 .

Contact Person: Dr. Burt Lidgerding, Byrd Science Center 216, 304-876-5231.

Four-Year Course Progression

Chemistry Education, 9-Adult
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 150 1 Seminar in Education (FYEX) 1   Core Curriculum 2 Arts (AR) 3
Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 101 3   Core Curriculum 1 ENGL 102 3
BIOL 208   Plants as Organisms 4   BIOL 209   Animals as Organisms 4
CHEM 207 1 General Chemistry I (LS) (Req) 3   CHEM 209 1 General Chemistry II (LS) (Req) 3
CHEM 207L 1 General Chemistry Lab I (Req) 1   CHEM 209L 1 General Chemistry Lab II (Req) 1
COMM 202 2 Fundamentals of Speech (HM-GL or MD) (Req) 3   MATH 314 1 Statistics 3
    TOTAL 15       TOTAL 17
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
SOCI 203   General Sociology 4   EDUC 320   Social and Psychological Conditions of Learning 4
CHEM 340   Physical Chemistry I 3   CHEM 316   Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 340L   Physical Chemistry I Lab 1   CHEM 316L   Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
CHEM 315   Organic Chemistry I 3   Core Curriculum   History 3
CHEM 315L   Organic Chemistry I Lab 1   MATH 205   Calculus with Applications 4
EDUC 200   Foundations of American Education 3       TOTAL 15
    TOTAL 15          
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 360 2 Survey of Exceptional Children (SO-MD) 3   EDUC 370   Creating Learning Environments 3
CHEM 329   Biochemistry I 3   CHEM 330   Biochemistry II 3
CHEM 329   Physical Geology 4   Core Curriculum   Humanities 3
Core Curriculum 2 Wellness (WE) 3   PHYS 202   College Physics II 3
PHYS 201   College Physics I 3   PHYS 202L   College Physics II Lab 1
PHYS 201L   College Physics I Lab 1   CHEM xxx   Elective 3
    TOTAL 17       TOTAL 16
Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit   Sub./Course No. Tier Title Credit
EDUC 443   Reading in the Content Area 3   EDUC 400 3 Inclusion in the Regular Classroom (WM/CP) 3
EDUC 423   Special Methods of Teaching Science 3   EDUC 457   Student Teaching, Grades 9-12 9
EDUC 380   Technology in 21st Century Teaching and Learning 3       TOTAL 12
CHEM 321   Analytical Chemistry 3          
CHEM 321L   Analytical Chemistry Lab 1       DEGREE TOTAL 120
    TOTAL 13          


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