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Secondary Education option - BAE in Chemistry/Biochemistry

This option satisfies the Washington state educational endorsement for students planning to teach chemistry in grades 5-12.

Required Courses: 51 credits

CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 153 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 304 Quantitative Analysis (6)
CHEM 316 Environmental Chemistry (5) or CHEM 121 Chemistry and Its Role in Society (5)
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry Lab I (3)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry (4)
CHEM 422 Physical Chemistry (3)
CHEM 480 Biochemistry (5)
CHEM 390 Chemistry Methods in Secondary Schools (1)
SCED 390 Secondary Science Teaching Methods (1)

Required Supporting Courses: 25 credits
MATH 161 Calculus I (5)
MATH 162 Calculus II (5)
PHYS 151 General Physics I (4)
PHYS 152 General Physics II (4)
PHYS 153 General Physics III (4)
PHYS 161 Mechanics Lab (1)
PHYS 162 Heat & Optics Lab (1)
PHYS 163 Instrumentation Lab I (1)

See the Department of Education section of the catalog and seek adviser as
Must meet requirements for Computer Literacy CPLA 100(1), CPLA 101(1), CMST 200 (4), ENGL 101(5), ENGL 201(5) or equivalent, MATH 115 (5) or equivalent, and completion of the WEST-E or Praxis II test in order to take EDUC 200 (1) to complete admission to Teacher Education Program (Total of 18-22 credits)

*Please see the current EWU Catelog or visit with an Education Advisor for the most up to date information about Professional Education Requirements*

Professional Education Requirements/Secondary Education: 46-47 credits
Secondary Education 46-47 credits:

EDUC 201 Intro to Education (3)
EDUC 303 Foundations of Assessment (3)
EDUC 341 Secondary Strategies (4)
EDUC 413 Content Area Reading (4)
EDUC 419 Classroom Management -Secondary (3)
EDUC 420 Admission to Profession Candidacy (1)
EDUC 426 Secondary Student Teaching 7-12 (15)
EDUC 490 Department Senior Capstone
CEDP 302 Educational Psychology (5)
CEDP 363 Introduction to Special Education (4)
*30-hour multicultural education field requirement
One course from the following: 4-5 credits
AAST/HUMN 214 Intro to African Amer. Culture(5)
CHST101/ANTH 161 Intro to Chicano Culture (5)
CMST 340 Intercultural Communication (5)
EDUC 325 Inequalities & Impacts on Educational Equity (4)
HIST 313 Asian American History (5)
IDST 101 Introduction to Indian Studies (5)
SOCI 320 Race and Ethnic Relations: global Perspectives (5)
SOCI 321 Sex and Gender (5) Revised 01/01/12

Click here for a list of requirements and a sample four-year schedule

Advisor:  Dr. Dan Love 

What will I study?

Students study general, organic, physical and biochemistry. Supporting course work is included in calculus and physics. These courses are supplemented with education courses.

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Teaching chemistry in the classroom

Interesting courses I might take:

  • Quantitative Chemistry
  • Secondary Science Teaching Methods
  • Chemistry Methods in Secondary Schools

What could I do with my degree?

  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Science Teacher
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