Chemistry Major for the High School Teaching License (9-12) / Bachelor of Arts

Total Credit Hours: 128
Major Credit Hours: 42

The Department of Chemistry features a fully approved Chemistry program that prepares candidates to teach grades 9-12 in Illinois public and private schools. The program is approved by the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board in conjunction with the Illinois State Board of Education and includes all the requirements for a major in Chemistry. Chemistry majors must declare majors in both Chemistry and Secondary Education. See advisors in the Department of Chemistry and College of Education for specific approval and a list of required courses.

Teacher Candidates seeking a Professional Educator License with a Chemistry Endorsement must complete all requirements of the College of Education (College of Education) and the following coursework in the content area as well as professional education courses. For a detailed description of the courses, please click on the appropriate link. Only grades of “C” and above are acceptable in professional education courses and any courses counted toward any endorsement or certificate. A “C-” or lower grade will require that the course be repeated.

Degree Requirements

Program: BA-CHEM-A
Concentration: SCED

Chemistry Department Policies:

A grade "C-" or better must earn in a prerequisite course in order to advance to the next course in the sequence.  A chemistry course may be taken only twice at Lewis University. If a student has not achieved a minimum of "C-" after the second attempt, the student may not repeat the class at Lewis.  Chemistry majors may not double major in Chemical Physics or Biochemistry or minor in Biochemistry.

I. Core Courses in Chemistry Major for Teacher Licensure (42)

A. General Requirements (34)

BIOL-14000Molecular and Cellular Sciences for Secondary Educators

1

BIOL-14200Environmental Science for Secondary Educators

1

BIOL-14400Fundamentals of Earth Science

1

CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11100General Chemistry 1 Lab

1

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-11600General Chemistry 2 Lab

1

CHEM-23000Organic Chemistry 1 for Chemistry/Biochemistry Majors

3

CHEM-23200Fundamental Spectroscopy

2

CHEM-23500Organic Chemistry 2 for Chemistry/Biochemistry Majors

3

CHEM-23600Organic Chemistry Lab for Chemistry/Biochemistry Majors

2

PHYS-14000Fundamentals of Space Science

1

PHYS-20000College Physics 1

4

PHYS-20100College Physics 1 Lab

1

PHYS-20500College Physics 2

4

PHYS-20600College Physics 2 Lab

1

B. Analytical Chemistry required (4)

CHEM-32000Analytical Chemistry

3

CHEM-32100Analytical Chemistry Lab

1

C. Biochemistry I and Lab required (4)

CHEM-40500Biochemistry 1

3

CHEM-40600Biochemistry 1 Lab

1

D. Advanced Writing Requirement

The advanced writing requirement of the General Education curriculum is satisfied by successful completion of:
CHEM-11000General Chemistry 1

4

CHEM-11500General Chemistry 2

4

CHEM-32000Analytical Chemistry

3

II. Please see Secondary Education / Bachelor of Arts for required Education courses.