The Chemistry for Secondary Teachers option prepares students for teaching science at the secondary or elementary levels, with an emphasis on chemistry. This option is not recommended for students interested in graduate programs in chemistry or biochemistry or employment in related industries.
The Chemistry for Secondary Teachers option gives high-quality academic preparation to students who wish to become Colorado licensed grades 7-12 science teachers. This option is extremely demanding and requires careful planning and advising. Students choosing this option should consult a Chemistry Department advisor as early as possible in their careers, and should read the Teacher Education Licensure Program section for the steps and requirements for applying to the Teacher Education Licensure Program and requirements for completing the program.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY - CHEMISTRY FOR SECONDARY TEACHERS OPTION:
Note: Admission to Teacher Education required for all 400-level education courses.
Free Electives (variable)
TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120-126**
Note: Among the minimum 120 credits required for the degree, 45 credits must be upper-division (300- and 400-level) courses.
** Students may complete this degree within the 126-credit maximum, but to do so they must use courses from the major to complete certain General Education requirements (e.g., ED 222, Math 221, and Chem 150). Using these courses to meet both major and Gen Ed requirements enables the student to complete within the 126-credit limit.