Chemistry Education Option
This option is available within the Chemistry major at the following location:
The Chemistry Education option is a Track-Two option in the BS degree in Chemistry directed at students planning to teach high school chemistry or continuing with graduate education and teaching careers at community colleges. Students can earn a BS degree in Chemistry in four years and obtain experience that can be useful when applying for the undergraduate companion Education Double-Degree or the graduate Master of Science in Education from OSU. This option includes 11 courses covering teaching methods, a secondary endorsement area, and undergraduate teaching internship and teaching seminar in chemistry.
Option Code: 516
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Recall, integrate, and apply essential core information about the key components of Chemistry.
- Demonstrate competency in basic laboratory techniques, laboratory safety, chemical synthesis, and measurement of chemical properties and phenomena.
- Communicate ideas effectively orally and in writing.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze data, access information and integrate information from various sources in order to solve problems.
|SEMINAR (Chemistry Teaching)
|INTERNSHIP (Undergraduate Teaching)
|or ED 409
|INQUIRY IN SCIENCE AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
|Second Endorsement Electives
|Select one course from the following: 1
|*PURPOSE, STRUCTURE, AND FUNCTION OF EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRACY
|LEARNING ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
|HUMAN LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENT
|INQUIRY IN MATHEMATICS AND MATHEMATICS EDUCATION
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Courses in the second endorsement area are to be from a list approved by the College of Education and must be different from those required in the chemistry core. The courses in this option are designed to interface with the Professional Teacher Master of Science Education program for prospective high school teachers through the College of Education at OSU
Option Code: 516