Teacher Certification in Chemistry

All students wishing to be certified to teach chemistry (8-12), or science (4-8) in Texas public schools must complete the Academic Foundations, Professional Development, required science courses (8-12, see curriculum below), and meet the requirements described in the Certification section of the College of Education and Psychology section of this catalog. For further information, see a consultant in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Foundations.

Bachelor Science in Chemistry: Teacher Certification Option--Total Semester Credit Hours=128

A. University Core Curriculum—(44 hrs.)

B. A grade of "C" or better in all chemistry courses.

C. Completion of BIOL 1306/1106 and 1307/1107; MATH 2413, 2414, and 3404; PHYS 2325/2125 and PHYS 2326/2126

D. Completion of 44 semester hours of chemistry. Twelve semester hours of upper-division chemistry must be completed at this university. Chemistry courses required:

CHEM 1311/1111 and 1312/1112


CHEM 3310/3111


CHEM 3320/3121


CHEM 3342/3143, CHEM 3344/3145


CHEM 3352/3153, CHEM 3354/3155


CHEM 4312/4112


CHEM 4330


CHEM 4334/4135


CHEM 4191


E. Approved lower and upper-division electives selected with student's career goals in mind. Suggested electives include courses in chemistry, biology, mathematics, computer science, statistics, education, speech, technical writing, technology, economics, psychology, sociology, and business administration.