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What will I learn?

A chemistry major is available to students desiring to teach at the secondary level. An approved minor is optional. The completion of the professional development courses (refer to the College of Education section of this catalog) is required. The certification requires the following chemistry and cognate courses:

Required Foundation Courses (29 cr)

BIOL 111A - Principles of Experimental Biol: Biology (GE4) 4 cr
CS 160 - Microcomputer Software 3 cr
MATH 161 - Calculus I (GE3) 4 cr
MATH 162 - Calculus II 4 cr
PHYS 106A - Earth & Space Science: Physical Geology (GE4) 4 cr
PHYS 211 - Analytical Physics I (GE4) 4 cr
PHYS 211L - Introductory Physics I Lab (GE4) 1 cr
PHYS 212 - Analytical Physics II 4 cr
PHYS 212L - Introductory Physics II Lab 1 cr

Major Required Courses (39 cr)

CHEM 111 - General Chemistry I Lecture (GE4) 4 cr
CHEM 111L - General Chemistry I Lab (GE4) 1 cr
CHEM 112 - General Chemistry II Lecture 4 cr
CHEM 112L - General Chemistry II Lab 1 cr
CHEM 230 - Organic Chemistry I Lecture 4 cr
CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 cr
CHEM 313 - Analytical Chem I Quantitative Analysis 4 cr
CHEM 314 - Analytical Chem II Instrumental Analysis 4 cr
CHEM 321 - Physical Chemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 322 - Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
CHEM 330 - Organic Chemistry II Lecture 4 cr
CHEM 331 - Organic Chemistry II Lab 1 cr
CHEM 412 - Biochemistry I 3 cr
CHEM 413 - Biochemistry Laboratory 1 cr
CHEM 499 - Undergrad Seminar in Chemistry 1 cr

Required Science Methods Course (4 cr)

TEMS 311 - Teaching Science in Mid/Sec Schools 3 cr

Recommended Electives

One year of a modern foreign language.

Which department am I in?

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Study options

Full Time (124 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$24,639.00 per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021

Start date

10 January 2022

Venue

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

Saginaw Valley State University,

Pioneer Hall 236, 7400 Bay Road,

UNIVERSITY CENTER,

Michigan,

48710, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a GPA 2.50.

For international students

Students must have a high school equivalent. Minimum GPA: 2.0. English Language Scores: TOEFL (iBT) - 61, IELTS - 5.5, PTE - 45, ELS Certificate - 110, Education First - B2. Application Deadlines: Fall (August) Semester: July 1; Winter (January) Semester: November 1; Spring (May) Semester: March 15.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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