B.S. Degree in Chemistry with Chemical Education Option (Track Two)

Department of Chemistry
Gilbert Hall 153
(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 credits)
CH 231/231H & 271, 232/232H & 272, 233/233H & 273 General Chemistry (15)
CH 334, 335, 336 Organic Chemistry (9)
CH 361, 362 Experimental Chemistry I (6)
Select one of the following two options:
CH 324 or CH 421, 422 & 461 Analytical Chemistry (4-9)
Select one of the following three lab courses:
CH 462 (WIC) or 463 (WIC) or 464 (WIC) Experimental Chemistry II (3)
CH 411, 412 Inorganic Chemistry (6)
CH 440, 441, 442 Physical Chemistry (9)
MTH 251, 252 & 254 Calculus (12)
PH 201, 202 & 203 OR 211 and 221, 212 and 222, 213 and 223 General Physics (15)
Chemical Education Option (34-36 Credits)
CH 407 Chemistry Teaching Seminar (1)
CH 410 Undergraduate Teaching Internship (3)
ED 309 or 409 Field Practicum or Practicum/Clinical Experience (3)
PSY 202 General Psychology (4)
SED 412 Tech Foundations for Teaching Math and Science (3)
SED 413 Inquiry in Science and Science Education (3)
Select one of the following courses:
ED 216 Purpose, Structure, and Function of Education (3)
ED 253 Learning Across the Lifespan (3)
PSY 350 Human Lifespan Development (3)
SED 414 Inquiry in Mathematics and Mathematics Education (3)
SAE Electives a Second Area Endorsement Electives (15) a

a Electives are from a list approved by your Chemistry Adviser following the Math and Science ED guidelines for HS Endorsement areas. Must be different from those required in the Chemistry core.

Sample Curriculum by year

Baccalaureate Core Requirements

Additional Information about the chemical education option