Department of Chemistry
West Chester University
Office: 119 Schmucker
Science Center South
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone (610) 436-2631
Fax (610) 436-2890
Email: Department Chair
The B.S. in EDUCATION in CHEMISTRY prepares students for a career in teaching chemistry in secondary schools. The program gives the student experience in the major branches of chemistry so that, with proper selection of electives, graduate work in either pure chemistry or chemistry education can be pursued. Sufficient flexibility is provided so that the student also may become certified in general science. More information on teacher certification is available here.
B. S. Chemistry Education
|____||CHE||103||General Chemistry I||3||____||CHE||104||General Chemistry II||3|
|____||CRL||103||Exp. Gen. Chem. I||1||____||CRL||104||Exp. Gen. Chem. II||1|
|____||MAT||161||Calculus I||4||____||MAT||162||Calculus II||4|
|____||WRT||120||Effective Writing I||3||____||EDP||250||Educational Psychology||3|
|____||PSY||100||Intro to Psychology¥||3||____||SPK||XXX||Communications∆||3|
|WRT||XXX||Writing Course §||3|
|____||CHE||231||Organic Chemistry I||4||____||CHE||232||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|____||CRL||231||Exp. Org. Chem. I||2||____||CRL||232||Exp. Org. Chem. II||2|
|____||CRL||321||Exp. Analyt. Chem. I||2||____||EDA||103||Fnd. of Special Ed.||3|
|____||PHY||170||Physics I||4||____||EDF||300||Democracy and
|____||LIT||165||Intro to Literature ‡||3|
|____||CHE||341||Physical Chemistry I||4||____||CHE||411||Adv. Inorganic Chem||3|
|____||CRL||341||Exp. Phys. Chem I||2||____||BIO||110||General Biology||3|
|____||CHE||417||History of Chemistry||1||____||EDA||303||Sp. Ed. Proc. &
Proc. Gen. Ed.
|____||CHE||418||Chemical Information||1||____||EDR||347||Lit. Dev. &
2° Stds w/Dis.
|____||EDS||306||Pri Teach & Fld Exp ∞||3||____||GEd||XXX||Student Elective||3|
|____||PHI||180||Intro to Ethics ‡||3||GEd||XXX||Student Elective||3|
|____||CHE||476||Biochemistry I||3||____||EDS||411||Student Teaching∞||6|
|____||CHE||491||Chemistry SeminarI||1||____||EDS||412||Student Teaching∞||6|
|____||SCE||350||Sci Ed Sec
Lan. Lrnrs †
____ PRAXIS PPST Test (Reading, Writing, Math)
[must be passed prior to formal admission to teacher education]
____ PRAXIS Chemistry Content Test
[must be taken before student teaching and must be passed before graduation]
____ Department Safety Examination
(must be passed before taking EDS 411-412)
____ Copy of PRAXIS scores submitted to Dr. Townsend
____ Copy of Final Project from CRL 321 submitted to Dr. Townsend
‡ Counts as a humanities general education elective
¥ Counts as a behavioral/social science general education elective.
∆ SPK 208 or SPK 230 may be taken.
ß Fulfills the Interdisciplinary requirement
† Fulfills the Diverse Communities requirement
∞ Students must be formally admitted to teaching education before enrolling in these classes.
* SCB 350 may be taken in place of SCE 350
Recent guideline changes from the Pennsylvania Department of Education will soon lead to new program requirements in secondary education 7-12 programs in English, mathematics, social studies, and the sciences (biology, chemistry, earth science, physics). Teacher education faculty from WCU are working to address the new guidelines through new or amended program requirements. The new requirements apply to certification students entering these programs in fall 2011 and will be posted once they have been finalized.