Secondary Education: Chemistry

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Mathematics, Science & Technology Department
Founders 112 • Phone (215) 968 8305
Curriculum Code No. 1170

The Secondary Education Chemistry major is designed for students who plan to teach Chemistry in a high school setting. The program provides the first two years of an undergraduate degree leading to a baccalaureate degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Chemistry.

Graduates of this program are able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of chemical, physical and mathematical principles as pertaining to the study of matter;
  • compute with proficiency as to be able to obtain numerical solutions to chemistry problems.
  • analyze and make reasoned judgments dealing with chemistry problems;
  • develop a chemical knowledge as to be able to relate its application to other disciplines, i.e. biology, environmental science, engineering, pharmacy, health sciences, etc.;
  • demonstrate proficiency in laboratory skills as they pertain to: chemical information, safe handling, use and disposal of compounds; synthetic procedures including isolation, purification and structure elucidation of obtained products; stoichiometry and use of instrumentation; and writing of laboratory notebooks and reports in accordance with current scientific journals styles.

Prospective students with academic deficiencies should be aware that they will need additional time to acquire the necessary academic background. Prerequisites and corequisites for required courses must be followed.

Degree Course Requirements

 
COMP110 English Composition I A,C,1 3
COMP111 English Composition II C,2 3
EDUC100 Foundations of Education 3
PSYC190 Educational Psychology C 3
COMM110 Effective Speaking C,5 3
PSYC110 Intro to Psychology 3
MATH140 Calculus I C,3 4
MATH141 Calculus II C 4
CHEM121 Chemistry I A,C 4
CHEM122 Chemistry II C 4
CHEM221 Organic Chemistry I C 5
CHEM222 Organic Chemistry II C 5
PHYS121 Physics I C 4
PHYS122 Physics II C 4
  Health/ PE elective B 2
  Cultural Perspectives B 3
INTG285 Integration of Knowledge B,C,4 3
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Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

COMP110 English Composition I C 3
CHEM121 Chemistry I C 4
PSYC110 Introduction to Psychology 3
MATH140 Calculus I C 4
  Health Elective 2
    16

Second Semester

COMP111 English Composition II C 3
CHEM122 Chemistry II C 4
COMM110 Effective Speaking C,5 3
MATH141 Calculus II C 4
    14

Third Semester

 
CHEM221 Organic Chemistry I C 5
PHYS121 Physics I C 4
EDUC100 Foundations of Education 3
  Cultural Perspectives 3
    15

Fourth Semester

 
CHEM222 Organic Chemistry II C 5
PHYS122 Physics II C 4
PSYC190 Educational Psychology C 3
INTG285 Integration of KnowledgeC 3
    15

A Placement testing required; Chem 121 requires taking and passing
the Chem Placement Exam and Math120 or a score of 8 on the Math Assessment test
B Consult list Catagory 1
C Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II
3 Satisfies College Level Mathematics or Science
4 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement
5 Satisfies Creative Expression requirement