Department of Chemistry
                                                         at Oregon State University

B.S. Degree in Chemistry with a Chemical Education Option
(541) 737-2081

The Chemical Education Option is directed at students planning to teach high-school chemistry. Students can earn a chemistry degree in four years and obtain experience that can be useful when applying for the Master of Science in Teaching from OSU.  This option includes ten courses covering teaching methods, a secondary area, and undergraduate teaching internship and seminar in chemistry.

CHEMISTRY CORE (79-81 cr)  
CH 231/CH 231H & 271, CH 232/CH 232H & 272, CH 233/CH 233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, CH 335, CH 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, CH 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:  
  CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4) or
CH 421, CH 422, Analytical Chemistry & CH 461, Experimental Chemistry II (9)
Analytical Chemistry (4-6)
Select one of the following three lab courses:  
  CH 462 (WIC) or CH 463 (WIC) or CH 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, CH 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, CH 441, CH 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, MTH 252, MTH 254 Calculus (12)

PH 201, PH 202, PH 203  or
PH 211 and PH 221, PH 212 and PH 222, PH 213 and PH 223

General Physics (15)


CHEMISTRY EDUCATION OPTION (34 - 36cr)
CH 407 or SED 407 Chemistry Teaching Seminar (1 or 3)
CH 410 Undergraduate Teaching Internship (3)
PSY 202 General Psychology (3)
TCE 409 Field Practicum: Science and Mathematics (3)
SED 412 Tech Foundations for Teaching Math & Science (3)
SED 413 Science Materials and Laboratories (3)
Select one course from:  TCE 216 (3), TCE 253 (3),  PSY 350(3),  or SED 414 (3)
Second Area Endorsement Electives (15)
  from a list approved by your Chemistry Advisor following the SMED guidelines for HS Endorsement areas.  Must be are different from those required in the Chemistry core.

Sample curriculum by year
Baccalaureate Core Requirements
Additional Information about the chemical education option

last updated 06/24/2013 (cp)