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

SECONDARY EDUCATION CORE COURSES (30 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Foundations of Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 234 Child and Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 301 Assessment and Evaluation 3
EDUC 382 Methods of Classroom Management 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading in the Content Area 3
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 408 Education Seminar w/Field Experience (110 hrs) 3

CHEMISTRY CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS (8 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
CHEM 115 Hands-On Chemistry for Children 3
CHEM 304 Chemistry Lab Management 1
CHEM 320 Biochemistry I 4

PROFESSIONAL SEMESTER (15 CREDITS)

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 420 Seminar in Student Teaching 3