Composite in Chemistry Education B.S.Ed.

Required credits to graduate with this degree: 134

This major provides students with the knowledge and skills essential for teaching science courses in secondary education with emphasis in chemistry. Students are provided with a broad base of knowledge, which permits certification in grades 7-12 in North Dakota. A minor is not required with this major. In addition to the core courses listed below the student must complete EDUC 398-Secondary Education Field Experience and EDUC 484-Secondary Methods for Science, EDUC 426-Reading in the Content Area and the secondary education core required for teacher certification.

Composite in Chemistry majors must complete 36 hours of essential studies. The following Essential Studies courses require a minimum grade of "C": COMM 110, ENGL 110, ENGL 120 or ENGL 125, GEOG 103, MATH 103, and PSYC 111.  Additional requirements to the major include CHEM 121, CHEM 121L, CHEM 122, CHEM 122L, and MATH 165. These courses are pre-requisite courses to this major.

A list of approved essential studies courses is available here.

Content Area Student Learning Outcomes:

  • SLO 1: Students will acquire a content knowledge commensurate with career goals.
  • SLO 2: Students will communicate scientific information both orally and in writing.
  • SLO 3: Students will apply quantitative or qualitative theories of science to a broad variety of chemical problems (including experiential component).
  • SLO 4: Students will construct and critically analyze scientific arguments.
  • SLO 5:Students will integrate technology appropriate to their major into their work products.

Secondary Professional Education SLOs and Requirements

Criteria for Admission, Continuance, and Exiting the Teacher Education Program

Requirements

Core Courses

BIOL 150General Biology I

3

BIOL 150LGeneral Biology I Lab

1

BIOL 151General Biology II

3

BIOL 151LGeneral Biology II Lab

1

CHEM 330Quantitative Analysis I

3

CHEM 330LQuantitative Analysis Lab I

1

CHEM 341Organic Chemistry I

4

CHEM 341LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1

CHEM 360Elements Of Biochemistry

3

CHEM 360LElements Of Biochemistry Lab

1

CHEM 466Survey of Physical Chemistry

3

CHEM 466LSurvey of Physical Chemistry Lab

1

CHEM 470LIntegrated Lab

1

GEOL 115/GEOG 115Introductory Geology

3

GEOL 115L/GEOG 115LIntroductory Geology Lab

1

MATH 323Probability & Statistics

3

PHYS 110Introductory Astronomy

3

PHYS 110LIntroductory Astronomy Lab

1

PHYS 211College Physics I

3

PHYS 211LCollege Physics I Lab

1

PHYS 212College Physics II

3

PHYS 212LCollege Physics II Lab

1

SCNC 480Science Comprehensive

1

SCNC 322/GEOG 322Environmental Science

3

or

BIOL 332General Ecology

3

Biology electives with lab

4

Total Credit Hours: 53

*No minor required

A cumulative GPA of 2.75 must be earned in teaching major, minor, and professional education courses. A grade of “C” or better is required for all professional and methods education courses, excluding EDUC 250 where a “B” is required.