Teacher Certification

Wanting to Teach Others?

All candidates for certification in secondary education must complete a minimum of 123 semester hours, which includes:

  • a general education core (42 hours),
  • a professional education core (36 hours, including a 9-hour course in enhanced student teaching), and a
  • major concentration of content and knowledge courses (32 hours).

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.

FRESHMEN YEAR

FALL SEMESTER            HR         SPRING SEMESTER        HR    
CHEM 1110, 1111 4   CHEM 1120. 1121 4
ENGL 1010 3   ENGL 1020 3
MATH 1910 4   HIST 2020 3
HIST 2010 3   HUMANITIES 3
UNIV 1010 1   COMM 2200 3
HUMANITIES 3      
TOTAL 18   TOTAL 16

  SOPHOMORE YEAR

FALL SEMESTER            HR          SPRING SEMESTER        HR  
CHEM 2100, 2101 4   CHEM 2020, 2021 4
CHEM 2010, 2011 4   SOCI 2010 3
ENGL LITERATURE* 3   EDCI 2010 3
PSYC 2420 3   SOC/BEH SCIENCE 3
PHYS 2010, 2011 4   PHYS 2020, 2021 4
TOTAL 18   TOTAL 17
*Any ENGL LIT Sophomore Course from the Approved List   

 JUNIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER            HR        SPRING SEMESTER          HR   
CHEM 3210, 3211 4   CHEM 3410 3
BIOL 1110, 1111 4   BIOL 1120, 1121 4
CHEM 3000 3   EDCI 3870 3
EDSE 3330 3   ASTR 1010 4
TOTAL 14   TOTAL 14

SENIOR YEAR

FALL SEMESTER            HR         SPRING SEMESTER        HR    
CHEM 3710 3   CHEM 4724 9
CHEM 4910 1   EDCI 4705 3
EDCI 4620 3      
BIOL 3010, 3011 4      
EDCI 4910 3      
TOTAL 14   TOTAL 12

All Chemistry majors are required to take General Education Courses

Chemistry Course Descriptions

 

 

 









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