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Certification in Secondary Chemistry Education (7-12)

To be able to teach Chemistry in PA public secondary schools, students need to declare a major in Chemistry and elect to pursue a Certification in Secondary Chemistry Education (7-12). In addition to completing requirements in their major, they need to fulfill the following requirements.

Admissions & Retention Requirements

Course Requirements

Course Number Course Name Credit

Secondary Education Core Courses (18 credits)

EDUC 200*

Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education

3

EDUC 201*

Introduction to Special Education

3

EDUC 207

Child, Adolescent, and Educational Development

3

EDUC 250*

Field Experience (Middle/High School)

3

EDUC 403

Reading in the Content Area

3

EDUC 409

Seminar for Secondary Education

3

Recommended Electives

EDUC 417

Multicultural Education (required for BA/M.Ed 5-year program)

3

KINE 201

First Aid

3

Chemistry Certification Requirements (8 credits)

CHEM 115

Hands-On Chemistry for Children

3

CHEM 304

Chemistry Lab Management

1

CHEM 320

Biochemistry I

4

Professional Semester (15 credits)

EDUC 410

Student Teaching

12

EDUC 420

Practicum

3

*At least 20 hours of required urban observation can occur in any of these three courses.

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