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:
- 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.
- 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.