Bachelor of Science - Chemistry Major with Teaching Licensure
This program leads to eligibility for teacher licensure in Virginia and is available only to individuals holding a baccalaureate degree or completing requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry.
Students wanting to be admitted to the teacher education program must have a 2.75 grade point average in the major and overall, with no grade less than a C- in the content area and the professional education core, no grade less than a C in the major, and have passed PRAXIS I or achieved State Board of Education-approved SAT scores. Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, passing PRAXIS I scores or SAT scores must be on file with the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising prior to enrollment in any education practicum course or courses in developing instructional strategies. It is recommended that students take the PRAXIS I exam prior to, or during, enrollment in ECI 301.
|CHEM 121/122-123/124 or CHEM 137N/138N
|| Foundations of Chemistry I & II or Accelerated General Chemistry I & II Lecture /Lab
|| 8 or 6|
|| Organic Chemistry Lecture I & II
|| Organic Chemistry Laboratory I & II
|| Analytical Chemistry Lecture
|| Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
|| Physical Chemistry Lecture I & II
|| Physical Chemistry Laboratory I & II
|| Inorganic Chemistry
|| Instrumental Analysis Lecture
|| Instrumental Analysis Laboratory
|| Biochemistry Lecture
|| Chemistry Seminar
|CHEM electives. Select one from below:
|| Intermediate Organic Chemistry
|| Intermediate Biochemistry
|| Environmental Chemistry
|| Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
|| Essentials of Toxicology
|CHEM electives. Select one from below:
|| Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
|| Biochemistry Laboratory
|| Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
|CHEM 497/498 (2 credits)
|| Independent Study
Other Required Courses
In addition to completing the university's lower division general education requirements, chemistry majors must complete the following courses.
||University Physics I & II
Chemistry majors must have a C or better in 121N/122N - CHEM 123N/124N, 311-313, 312-314, 321, and 322, and must complete a minimum of 12 credits in upper level (300/400) chemistry courses at Old Dominion University. Written permission by the CDA or chair is required prior to taking upper level chemistry courses at other institutions.
Upper Division Requirements: Minor in Education
||Foundations and Introduction to Assessment in Education
||PK-12 Instructional Technology (satisfies CS requirement)
||Classroom Management and Discipline
||Students with Diverse Learning Needs in the General Education Classroom
||Reading & Writing in Content Areas
||Fundamentals of Human Growth & Development
||Developing Instructional Strategies for Teaching in the Middle/High School: Science
||Practicum Seminar in Education (corequisite with STEM 454)
Students must maintain a general grade point average of 2.75 in the academic major and complete all degree requirements for the major and in the professional education core with no grade less than a C- for continuance in the College of Education. In order to obtain a Virginia teaching license, all teacher education students must attain passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II specialty area tests. A list of the passing scores established by the Virginia Department of Education is available on the Virginia Department of Education web site or the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising, Education 152. The PRAXIS II Chemistry Content Examination must be passed before the candidate may begin the teacher internship. Passing PRAXIS II scores must be on file in the Office of Teacher Education Services and Advising and attached to the internship application.
Requirements for graduation include passage of the Exit Examination of Writing Proficiency; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum 2.75 grade point average overall and in the major, with no grade less than a C in the major, minor, and professional education core; and completion of a minimum of 134 credit hours. Additional hours may be required to meet the foreign language requirement. The professional education core satisfies the Upper Division General Education requirement.