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

  1. University Core Curriculum—(44 hrs.)
  2. A grade of "C" or better in all chemistry courses.
  3. Completion of BIOL 1306/1106 and 1307/1107; MATH 2413, 2414, and 3404; PHYS 2325/2125 and PHYS 2326/2126
  4. 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: General Chemistry I/Lab
    CHEM 1312/1112: General Chemistry II/Lab
    CHEM 3310/3111: Analytical Chemistry/Lab
    CHEM 3320/3121: Inorganic Chemistry/Lab
    CHEM 3342/3143: Organic Chemistry I/Lab
    CHEM 3344/3145: Organic Chemistry II/Lab
    CHEM 3352/3153: Physical Chemistry I/Lab
    CHEM 3354/3155: Physical Chemistry II/Lab
    CHEM 4312/4113: Instrumental Analysis/Lab
    CHEM 4330: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
    CHEM 4334/4135: Biochemistry I/Lab
    CHEM 4191: Seminar

  5. 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.