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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Major, B.A. with Secondary Science Teacher Licensure Concentration

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Degree seeking candidates who wish to obtain Colorado licensure for Secondary Science Education with a major in Chemistry must earn a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree. Included in the requirements for the Chemistry major with a concentration in Secondary Science teaching is a core curriculum designed to ensure that the Chemistry education program meets the Colorado Science Licensure Standards and addresses the objectives of the General Science content area examination. The core curriculum adds a firm foundation in Biology, Physics, Earth and Space Science, and Mathematics. The Colorado Academic Standards in Science are strongly emphasized within the curriculum. Science Licensure candidates must declare their major with the appropriate concentration in Secondary Science Licensure.

Required General Studies

  • Credits: 3
  • Students must satisfy the Written Communication general studies requirement.
  • General Studies Quantitative Literacy (met by MTH 1410 - Calculus I or pre-requisites required to gain entrance to Calculus I)
  • General Studies Arts and Humanities (6 credits)*
  • General Studies Historical (3 credits)*
  • General Studies Natural and Physical Sciences (met by additional science content area courses)
  • General Studies Social and Behavioral Sciences (satisfied by EDS 3130 and EDS 3150 in licensure sequence)

    General Studies Total: 18-22 credits**


    *Included in General Studies courses, students must select one that satisfies the Global Diversity requirement.

    **The total will be 22 credits if the student is required to take a pre-requisite course to gain entrance into MTH 1410-Calculus I.

Additional Content Courses Required for Chemistry Majors Pursuing Science Licensure

Secondary Education Foundation and Methods Courses

All the courses in this area are required for Secondary Science Licensure. Some course pairs must be taken together; please see an advisor in the School of Education for more detail on recommended sequence. All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. You should complete your General Studies and at least half of your major and additional content area courses before beginning Teacher Education courses.

Chemistry Major, B. A. with Secondary Science Teacher Licensure Concentration Grand Total: 123-127 Credits

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