Wanting to Teach Others?
All candidates for certification in secondary education must complete a minimum of 123 semester hours, which includes:
The required courses in Chemistry are 1110, 1111, 1120, 1121, 2100, 2101, 2010, 2011, 2020, 2021, 3000, 3210, 3211, 3410, 3710, 4705, 4724 and 4910. Successful completion of this program provides one with a license to teach Chemistry in grades 7-12 in Tennessee public schools.
Students seeking the Bachelor of Science Degree with licensure must make written application for admission to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education, usually during the sophomore year. They must have a 2.75 cumulative quality point average at time of application and must pass the Pre-Professional Skills Test (PPST) or the Computer-Based Academic Skills Assessments Test (CBT).Students who have previously earned a 21 on the ACT, 22 on the Enhanced ACT, or a combined 990 on the verbal and mathematical portions of the SAT are exempt from the PPST and the CBT.
Enhanced student teaching requires placement of eight weeks at the secondary level and seven weeks at the middle school level. For a complete list of requirements for admission to and retention in the Teacher Education Program, see the College of Education section.
All Chemistry majors are required to take General Education Courses.
Department of Chemistry