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2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Secondary Certification, B.S.


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Students interested in teaching chemistry in the state of Pennsylvania should enroll in the Chemistry Secondary Education Certification program. Students enrolled in a program of studies leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with secondary certification will fulfill the chemistry core curriculum and the requirements listed below. Students are expected to graduate with a minimum QPA of 3.0 as required by the state of Pennsylvania for certification. Any student enrolled in chemistry-secondary education desiring the additional preparation for this program and certification by the American Chemical Society must complete the Chemistry- secondary education curriculum and the additional requirements specified under ACS certification.

Teacher Education students majoring in chemistry must take the chemistry core curriculum and the following courses in allied fields. Some of these may be taken as general education

General Education (45 crs.)


Foundations (15-16 crs.)


Foundational courses coupled with other experiences provide students with their core First Year Experience, providing opportunities to develop the requisite quantitative, analytical, written communication, and oral communication skills needed to succeed while in college and throughout life after college. Five program goals express the purpose of these foundational courses and how they support student success.

Interconnections (9 crs.)


Citizenship & Responsibility (6 crs.)


This curriculum will provide students with opportunities to consider the function and development of institutions, as well as their own responsibilities in society. Tools for development of students as informed and responsible citizens can include study of principles and research in social science, analysis of the development of social and political systems and practices, application of critical analysis and reasoning, and contemplation of ethics and values. Each goal has an associated rubric that outlines what we expect students to learn or accomplish.

Students are required to complete two (2) courses (or their equivalents) in this curriculum, with no more than one (1) course being attributed with the same program goal.

Citizenship


Guide and prompt students to understand responsible citizenship through the development of ideas of citizenship and rights, how society protect or fails to protect basic rights, and avenues for individual or collective action.

Ethical Reasoning


Guide and prompt students to identify ethical theories or guidelines and apply appropriate ethical reasoning to reach conclusions and support moral judgments.

Natural World & Technology (9 crs.)


This curriculum will provide students the opportunity to learn how new knowledge is created by applying scientific principles and technology to address historical and contemporary questions. Two program goals express what we will do for students. Each goal has an associated rubric that outlines what we expect students to learn or accomplish.

Students must complete 3 courses in this curriculum, with at least two (2) courses (or their equivalents) involving the natural world (‘N’ rubric).

Courses required by major:

Creativity & Expression (6 crs.)


This part of the curriculum will provide students with opportunities to explore artistic and literary disciplines and their modes of expression, considering the processes by which artistic works are imagined and created as well as the analytical tools for describing and appraising works of art and literature. Each goal has an associated rubric that outlines what we expect students to learn or accomplish.

Students must complete two (2) courses (or their equivalents) in this curriculum, with one (1) course being a literature course (‘L’ rubric)and one course in either the arts or creativity (‘A’ or ‘C’ rubrics).

Allied Fields (15 crs.)


Teacher Education students majoring in chemistry must take the following courses in allied fields. Some of these may be taken as general education.

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Students seeking certification in secondary education must also complete 1 writing course (ENG 114  or ENG 115  ) and 1 literature course (ENG 190  , ENG 243  , ENG 248  , or ENG 250  ).

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