Department of Chemistry

Program in Chemistry Education (Grades 6-12)

The department offers a program in Chemistry Education jointly with the Division of Education and Counseling.  The objective of this program is to provide students with the proper combination of chemistry and education courses to prepare them to teach chemistry at the 6-12 grade levels.

 

PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION (GRADES 6-12)

(Certification — Chemistry)

 

Chemistry Education majors should note that certification requirements are established by the Louisiana Department of Education and are subject to change. Students should consult their advisors each semester. Education majors should consult the Division of Education and Counseling section in this catalog for requirements to be formally admitted into Xavier's Teacher Education Program.

 

FRESHMAN YEAR

Semester Hours

 

 

 

1st

2nd

 

 

 

 

Semester

Semester

 

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L-
CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L

4

4

General Chemistry I-II

EDUC 1000

0

 

Teacher Prep

Communication Studies

 

3

Communication

ENGL 1000/1010-1020

3

3

English Composition

Fine Arts

 

3

Essential Core

FRSM 1000-1100

1

1

Freshman Seminar

History

3

 

 

MATH 1030-1070

4

4

Pre-Calculus/Intro. Calculus

 

15

18

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L-
CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L

4

4

Organic Chemistry I-II

EDUC 2005R

 

0

Praxis PPST Reading

EDUC 2005W

 

0

Praxis PPST Writing

EDUC 2005M

 

0

Praxis PPST Math

EDUC 2040

 

3

Introduction to Exceptional Child

EDUC 2044

3

 

Classroom Organ. and Mgmt.

EDUC 2200

 

3

Multicultural Education

Philosophy

3

 

Essential Core

PHYS 2010/2010L-2020/2020L

4

4

General Physics

Theology

 

3

Essential Core

 

14

17

 

 

JUNIOR YEAR

All majors must have passed all parts of Praxis I and should have been accepted into the Teacher Education Program before taking junior-level Education and Psychology courses.

CHEM 3210/3210L

4

 

Quantitative Analysis

CHEM 3010

 

3

Physical Chemistry for Life Sciences

CHEM 3130

 

3

Introduction to Biochemistry

EDUC 3005L

 

0

Praxis PLT

EDUC 3040

3

 

Educational Psychology

EDUC 4005S

 

0

Praxis Specialty Area

EDUC 4090

 

3

Adolescent Psychology

ENGL 2010

3

 

World Literature

Foreign Languages

3

3

World Languages

Philosophy

3

 

Essential Core

Physical Education (activity course)

1

 

Essential Core

Theology

 

3

Essential Core

 

17

15

 

 

SENIOR YEAR

CHEM 40731

3

 

Chem. Literature Research

CHEM 4320L (capstone)

2

 

Mol. Structure and Organic Synthesis

CHEM 4999

0

0

Senior Comprehensives

EDSC 3023

3

 

Special Methods

EDSC 3023C

 

3

Methods of Teaching Chemistry

EDSC 4061T

 

9

Student Teaching

EDSC 4150

 

3

Teaching Rdg. in Content Area

EDUC 4060S

 

0

Student Teaching Seminar

African American and Diaspora Studies

3

 

Essential Core

Expansive Core

3

 

Expansive Core

BIOL or IPSC Expansive Core (recommended)*

3

 

Expansive Core

 

17

15

 

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1 CHEM 4083, Undergraduate Research may be substituted with permission of the course instructor.

 

 

SUMMARY: PROGRAM IN CHEMISTRY EDUCATION (GRADES 6-12)

 

Fundamental Core

18

English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010, ENGL 1020), Mathematics (3 of 4, MATH 1030), Natural Science (3 of 4, 1010/1010D/1011L), World Language (6)

 

Essential Core

36

Freshman Seminar (2), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Science (3 of 4, 1020/1020D/1021L), Philosophy (6), Physical Education (1, activity-based), Social Science (3, EDUC 3040), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010)

 

Expansive Core

Including one BIOL or IPSC Expansive Core course (3) (recommended)*

6

Major**

25

CHEM 1010/1010D/1011L (1 of 4), CHEM 1020/1020D/1021L (1 of 4), CHEM 2210/2210D/2230L (4), CHEM 2220/2220D/2240L (4), CHEM 3010 (3), CHEM 3130 (3), CHEM 3210/3210L (4), CHEM 4073 or 4083 (3), CHEM 4320L (2), CHEM 4999 (0)

 

Education

30

EDSC 3023 (3), EDSC 3023C (3), EDSC 4061T (9), EDSC 4150 (3), EDUC 1000 (0), EDUC 2005 R/W/M (0), EDUC 2040 (3), EDUC 2044 (3), EDUC 2200 (3), EDUC 3005L (0), EDUC 3040 (0), EDUC 4005S (0), EDUC 4060S (0), EDUC 4090 (3)

 

Other Required Courses**

13

MATH 1030 (1 of 4), MATH 1070 (4), PHYS 2010/2010L (4), PHYS 2020/2020L (4)

 

Total Hours

128

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*Teacher certification standards require 3 hours in BIOL or IPSC, in addition to the other courses listed above.

**See also required specified courses in Fundamental and Essential Core above.

Department of Chemistry

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