Chemistry Teaching Concentration

This concentration is designed to prepare the student to teach chemistry with a second teaching field in general science. In order to remain in good standing in this program and be recommended for certification, candidates are required to maintain UIUC, cumulative, content area, and professional education, grade-point averages of 2.5 (A= 4.0). Candidates should consult their advisor or the Council on Teacher Education for the list of courses used to compute these grade-point averages.

For advising contact  SCS Academic Advising.

Degree title: Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement. In addition, one course must be selected from: CMN 101 or CMN 113 .

Twelve hours of 300- or 400-level courses in Chemistry must be taken on this campus.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Departmental distinction: Students qualify for graduation with distinction by exhibiting superior performance in both course work and in senior thesis research. To be eligible, a student must have an major grade point average of 3.25, must take CHEM 499 (normally for two semesters) and submit a senior thesis for evaluation, and must have their undergraduate research advisor submit to the department Head a letter of support attesting to the effort invested by the student. The minimum major GPAs for Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction are 3.25, 3.5, and 3.75, respectively. Students in the Chemistry Teaching Concentration may submit their final teaching portfolio for evaluation in lieu of taking CHEM 499 and submitting a senior thesis. Final decisions on awarding Distinction honors will be made by the Head or designee.

Prerequisites to transfer to the Teaching Concentration (must be completed or be in progress prior to transfer into the teaching concentration):

EPSY 201Educational Psychology3
EPS 201Foundations of Education3
or EPS 202 Foundations of Education-ACP
Select one of the following (Accelerated or General Chemistry):
Accelerated Chemistry I
and Accelerated Chemistry Lab I
and Accelerated Chemistry II
and Accelerated Chemistry Lab II
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
and Quantitative Analysis Lecture
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
Select one of the following Organic Chemistry course groups:
Fundamental Organic Chem I
and Structure and Synthesis
Elementary Organic Chemistry I
and Elementary Organic Chem Lab I
Select on of the following Math course groups:
Calculus
and Calculus II
Calculus I
and Calculus II

In addition, the student is required to pass the State Basic Skills Test before application to the teaching minor.

Requirements

In addition to the requirements for the concentration listed below, students must complete the Teacher Education Minor in Secondary School Teaching (37 -38 hours). Conferral of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences prior to completion of the minor requires approval by petition to the LAS Student Affairs Office. Ordinarily, all students will require 10 semesters to complete this program.

Select one group of courses:9-11
Accelerated Chemistry I
and Accelerated Chemistry Lab I
and Accelerated Chemistry II
and Accelerated Chemistry Lab II
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
and General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
and Quantitative Analysis Lecture
and Quantitative Analysis Lab
Select one group of courses:5-6
Fundamental Organic Chem I
and Structure and Synthesis
Elementary Organic Chemistry I
and Elementary Organic Chem Lab I
CHEM 495Teaching Secondary Chemistry4
CHEM 440Physical Chemistry Principles4
or CHEM 442 Physical Chemistry I
At least four additional hours of 300- or 400-level chemistry and/or biochemistry course work. 4
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy3
GEOL 107Physical Geology4
IB 100Biology in Today's World3
MATH 220Calculus4-5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 231Calculus II3
MATH 241Calculus III4
PHYS 211University Physics: Mechanics4
PHYS 212University Physics: Elec & Mag4
PHYS 214Univ Physics: Quantum Physics2