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Option Chemistry Teaching Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Education - College of Education



This option is for students wanting to earn a bachelor’s degree in Education and qualify for an Oregon Teaching License to teach chemistry at the high school level (grades 9–12).



Pre-Education Level

Students at this level will be taking general education prerequisite courses and required content course work.

Note: Pre-Education students should meet with the Double Degree Advisor at least once a year in order to ensure they are on track to meet the prerequisite and content mastery requirements prior to applying to the Professional Level.

Pre-Education General Course Work (18 credits)

Taken prior to Professional Level:
ED 216. *Purpose, Structure, & Function of Education in a Democracy (3)
ED 219. Civil Rights and Multicultural Issues in Education (3)
ED 253. Learning Across the Lifespan (3) (Not required if you have taken HDFS 311, 313 and 314 with a 3.0 or higher GPA)
ED 309. Field Practicum (3) (Can be waived with 60 hours supervised/documented volunteer service)
ED 472. Foundations of ESOL Education (3)
ED 479. Linguistics for Teachers (3)

Chemistry Content Mastery Requirements (52–53 credits)

To be completed prior to the Professional Level. These requirements are based standards from the National Science Teachers Association standards for teaching grades 7–12. Most of these courses will also meet requirements for student's first degree.


Standard 1. Physical Science (15 credits):

Choose 1 series from below (15):
PH 201, PH 202, PH 203. *General Physics (5,5,5)
PH 211, PH 212, PH 213. *General Physics with Calculus (4,4,4) and PH 221, PH 222, PH 223. Recitation for Physics 211, 212, 213 (1,1,1)

Standard 2. Chemistry Sequence (15 credits)

CH 231, CH 232, CH 233. *General Chemistry (4,4,4) and CH 271, CH 272, CH 273. *Laboratory for CH 231, CH 232, CH 233 (1,1,1)

Standard 3. Biochemistry or Physical Chemistry Sequence (7–9 credits)

Choose 1 series from below (7–9):
BB 450, BB 451. General Biochemistry (4,3)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442. Physical Chemistry (3,3,3)

Standard 4. Organic Chemistry Sequence (9–12 credits)

Choose 1 chemistry series from below (9–12):
CH 331, CH 332. Organic Chemistry (4,4) and CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336. Organic Chemistry (3,3,3) and CH 337. Organic Chemistry Laboratory (4) or CH 361. Experimental Chemistry I (3)

Standard 5. Science Education (3 credits)

SED 413. Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3)

Professional Level

To be accepted into the Professional Level, a student must have completed the required Pre-Education General Courses and the Content Mastery Requirements with a minimum 3.0 GPA or by special petition. In addition, students need two letters of recommendation and passing scores on all required Oregon licensure exams.

Professional Level Course Work (37–38 credits)

Taken during the Professional year-long program.

ED 340. ^Supportive Differentiated Environments (3)
ED 407. Seminar (1)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (2) (September Experience)
ED 409. Practicum/Clinical Experience (3) (Fall Practicum)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (3) (Part-time Student Teaching)
ED 410. Internship/Work Experience (10) (Full-time Student Teaching)
ED 412. Learning Styles and Needs in Adolescence (2)
ED 424. Teacher as Reflective Practitioner (2)
ED 425.  Curriculum Implementation and Instructional Strategies 7-12 (4)
ED 427. Alternative Assessment for Middle and High School (2)
ED 493. Reading, Literature, and Language Development in the Content (2)
  or ED 473. Instructional Approaches for ESOL Teachers (3) 
ED 494. Content Standards and Curriculum Development for High School (3)

Footnotes:

*Baccalaureate Core Course
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)


Option Code: 63




 
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