Department of Chemistry

West Chester University

Chemistry Information
Office: 119 Schmucker
Science Center South
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2631
Fax (610) 436-2890
Email: Department Chair


Bachelor of Science – Education in Chemistry

The B.S. in EDUCATION in CHEMISTRY prepares students for a career in teaching chemistry in secondary schools. The program gives the student experience in the major branches of chemistry so that, with proper selection of electives, graduate work in either pure chemistry or chemistry education can be pursued. Sufficient flexibility is provided so that the student also may become certified in general science. More information on teacher certification is available here.

B. S. Chemistry Education
Effective Beginning Fall 2013


1st Year

____ CHE 103 General Chemistry I 3 ____ CHE 104 General Chemistry II 3
____ CRL 103 Exp. Gen. Chem. I 1 ____ CRL 104 Exp. Gen. Chem. II 1
____ MAT 161 Calculus I 4 ____ MAT 162 Calculus II 4
____ WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3 ____ EDP 250 Educational Psychology 3
____ PSY 100 Intro to Psychology¥ 3 ____ SPK XXX CommunicationsΔ 3
          ____ WRT XXX Writing Course § 3
        14         17

2nd Year
____ CHE 231 Organic Chemistry I 4 ____ CHE 232 Organic Chemistry II 3
____ CRL 231 Exp. Org. Chem. I 2 ____ CRL 232 Exp. Org. Chem. II 2
____ CHE 321 Analytical
Chemistry I
3 ____ PHY 180 Physics II 4
____ CRL 321 Exp. Analyt. Chem. I 2 ____ EDA 103 Fnd. of Special Ed. 3
____ PHY 170 Physics I 4 ____ EDF 300 Democracy and
Educationß
3
          ____ LIT 165 Intro to Literature 3
        15         18

3rd Year
____ CHE 341 Physical Chemistry I  4 ____ CHE 411 Adv. Inorganic Chem 3
____ CRL 341 Exp. Phys. Chem I 2 ____ BIO 110 General Biology 3
____ CHE 417 History of Chemistry 1 ____ EDS 306 Pri Teach & Fld Exp 3
____ CHE 418 Chemical Information 1 ____ EDR 347 Lit. Dev. &
2° Stds w/Dis.
3
____ EDA 304 Sp. Ed. Proc./Proc. Gen. Ed. 3 ____ GEd XXX Student Elective 3
____ PHI 180 Intro to Ethics 3 ____ GEd XXX Student Elective 3
____ GEd XXX Arts 3          
        17         18

4th Year
____ CHE 476 Biochemistry I 3 ____ EDS 411 Student Teaching 6
____ CHE 491 Chemistry Seminar 1 ____ EDS 412 Student Teaching 6
____ SCE 350 Sci Ed Sec
School*
3          
____ LAN 382 Teaching English
Lan. Lrnrs
3          
____ GEd XXX B/SS (2) 3          
____ GEd XXX Student Elective 3          
        16         12
                   
    Total Credits 127

____ PRAXIS PPST Test (Reading, Writing, Math)
[must be passed prior to formal admission to teacher education]

____ PRAXIS Chemistry Content Test
[must be taken before student teaching and must be passed before graduation]

____ Department Safety Examination
(must be passed before taking EDS 411-412)

____ Copy of Certification Test scores submitted to Dr. Townsend

____ Copy of Final Project from CRL 321 submitted to Dr. Townsend

Counts as a humanities general education elective
¥ Counts as a behavioral/social science general education elective.
Δ SPK 208 or SPK 230 may be taken.
ß Fulfills the Interdisciplinary requirement
Fulfills the Diverse Communities requirement
Students must be formally admitted to teaching education before enrolling in these classes.
* SCB 350 may be taken in place of SCE 350

Recent guideline changes from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will soon lead to new program requirements in secondary education 7-12 programs in English, mathematics, social studies, and the sciences (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics). Teacher education faculty from WCU are working to address the new guidelines through new or amended program requirements. The new requirements apply to certification students entering these programs in fall 2011 and will be posted once they have been finalized.