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Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

As a Chemistry Education major at Kansas Wesleyan University, you will study chemistry in-depth and learn teacher education procedures, policies and practices as part of KWU’s Christian liberal arts curriculum. With clinical practice in a student-teacher role, you will learn how to how to run a classroom and confidently impart chemistry principles to your middle or high school students.

Chemistry Education majors at KWU have the opportunity to study in small classes, which ensures your questions get answered. You also get individualized mentoring from others who are teaching Chemistry.

Teacher Certification

  • Secondary Level (Grades 6–12)

This program is offered:

  • On Campus

Chemistry Education Course Requirements

 

Requirements for Major
Course

Prefix

Course

Number

 

Major Requirements (Pre-Requisite)

Liberal Studies

 

Req.

Hours

Semester Taught Earned

Hours

BIOL 110 General Biology Y 4 Every Fall and Spring
CHEM 123 General Chemistry I 4 Every Fall
CHEM 124 General Chemistry II (General Chemistry I) 4 Every Spring
CHEM 221 Quantitative Analysis 5 Even Year Fall
CHEM 300 Organic Chemistry I (General Chemistry II) 4 Every Fall
CHEM 310 Organic Laboratory Techniques (General Chemistry II) 2 Every Fall
CHEM 320 Organic Chemistry II (Organic Chemistry I) 4 Every Spring
CHEM 311 Laboratory Safety and Maintenance (General Chemistry II) 1 Even Year Spring
CHEM 330 Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy (Organic Chemistry I) 2 Every Spring
MATH 145 Calculus I Y 4 Every Fall
PHYS 221 General Physics I (Calculus I) Y 5 Every Fall
PHYS 222 General Physics II (University Physics I) 5 Every Spring
COMP 131 Foundations of Computer Systems 3 Every Fall and Spring
ED 460 Methods of Teaching Natural Sciences (ACCK) 3 Every Spring
Chemistry Electives (excludes 120, 130, 299) 4
Secondary Education Requirements
ENGL 120 Introductory English Composition Y 3 Fall and Spring
ENGL 121 Intermediate English Composition Y 3 Fall and Spring
SCTH 130 Public Speaking: The Art of Oral Communication Y 3 Fall and Spring
One of the following courses in History
HIST 105 World Civilization I 3 Fall
HIST 106 World Civilization II 3 Spring
HIST 220 American History I 3 Fall
HIST 221 American History II 3 Spring
Complete one of the courses below
BSHS 210 Statistical Analysis Y 3 Every Fall and Spring
MATH 105 Survey of College Mathematics Y 3 Every Fall and Spring
MATH 120 College Algebra Y 3 Every Fall and Spring
MATH 121 Precalculus Y 3 Spring
MATH 145 Calculus (required for chemistry) Y 4 Fall
MATH 243 Discrete Mathematics Y 3 Even Year Fall
Complete all of the courses below
SOCI or PSYC 131  101 General Sociology or

The World of You: An Introduction to Psychology

N

Y

3 Every Fall and Spring

 

SOCI or SOCI 250  240 Racial & Ethical Minorities or

Social Inequality

3 Fall.

Spring.

EDUC SPES PSYC 244 120 101 Developmental Psychology or

Personal & Community Health or

The World of You: An Introduction to Psychology

N

N

Y

3 Spring and odd Fall.

Fall.

Spring and even Fall.

Required Courses
EDUC 208 Foundation and History of American Education 3 Every Fall and Spring
EDUC 244 Developmental Psychology 3 Every Fall and Spring
EDUC 210 Instructional Technology 2 Every Fall and Spring
EDUC 250 Education of the Exceptional Individual 3 Every Fall and Spring
EDUC 385 Reading in the Content Area 2 Every Fall
EDUC 388 Methods of Teaching in the Secondary School 3 Every Fall
EDUC 380 Classroom Management 2 Every Spring
EDUC 415 Educational Psychology 3 Every Spring
EDUC 438 Clinical Practice Seminar 2 Every Fall and Spring
EDUC 470 Clinical Practice 10 Every Fall and Spring
Total Major Hours: 50+28+ 6