This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia and is available only to individuals holding a baccalaureate degree or completing requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.
Students wanting to be admitted to the teacher education program must have a 2.75 grade point average in the major and overall, with no grade less than a C- in the content area and the professional education core, and have passed PRAXIS I or achieved State Board of Education-approved SAT scores. Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, passing PRAXIS I scores or SAT scores must be on file with the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising prior to enrollment in any education practicum course or courses in developing instructional strategies. It is recommended that students take the PRAXIS I exam prior to, or during, enrollment in ECI 301.
In addition to completing the university's lower division general education requirements, a chemistry major must complete the following courses.
Foundations of Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Lecture
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry Lecture
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry Lecture
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I & II
Spectroscopic Methods 2
Advanced Inorganic Laboratory
Requirements for graduation include passage of the Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum 2.75 grade point average overall and in the major, with no grade less than a C- in the major, minor, and professional education core; and completion of a minimum of 134 credit hours. Additional hours may be required to meet the foreign language requirement. The professional education core satisfies the Upper Division General Education requirement.