2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog

Chemistry - Education (Grades 7 to 12), Teaching Certification

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  • Daniel Casebeer, Ph.D.
  • Amalene Cooper-Morgan, Ph.D.
  • Demetra Czegan, Ph.D.
  • Kathleen Harris, Ph.D.
  • Matthew Hillwig, Ph.D.
  • Diana Hoover, Ph.D.
  • Sarah Joiner, Ph.D.
  • Diane Miller, Ph.D.
  • Jonathan Moerdyk, Ph.D.
  • Tricia Shelton, Ed.D.
  • Melissa Tamburrino, Ed.D.
  • Susan Yochum, S.C., Ph.D.


For teaching certification requirements and learning objectives go to ”Education -Teaching Certification ”.

Learning Objectives: Chemistry

  1. Explain the chemical and physical properties of substances in terms of molecular properties including bonding, structure, and reactivity.
  2. Design and execute experiments in the fundamental areas of chemistry employing proper techniques such as titration. distillation. extraction. and calorimetry.
  3. Interpret laboratory data to support and generate conclusions.
  4. Prepare and maintain a neat, organized and detailed lab notebook.
  5. Write scientific reports that convey information such as theory. methods. data. results. and conclusions.
  6. Use technology to analyze data, operate instruments. and model molecular properties.
  7. Find information using scientific databases.
  8. Analyze, interpret. and critique primary chemical literature.
  9. Articulate necessity for honesty and integrity in scientific work.
  10. From an ethical perspective, examine and evaluate a scenario in which a chemically relevant topic impacts society.
  11. Demonstrate stewardship with respect to other students, instrumentation, equipment, and the environment.
  12. Publicly articulate scientific information orally and in poster format.
  13. Demonstrate professionalism in chemistry-related settings.


This certificate program prepares the student for a teaching certificate for seventh through twelfth grade.

Chemistry Education Curriculum

All candidates for the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry or Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry must follow the requirements for the major in Chemistry (B.A. or B.S.) or Biochemistry Plus:

Total Credits:

122 for BS in Biochemistry
110 for BA in Chemistry
122 for BS in Chemistry

Special Education Endorsement

For students who wish to receive Special Education Endorsement in Secondary Education, the additional required courses are:

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