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Chemistry Education Program of Study

Every effort is made to ensure this information is current, but please be aware that some content may have changed. There is no substitute for developing a careful course registration plan in consultation with your advisor. The class sequence listed is suggested only. The final decision rests with the student and academic advisor.

2022-23 Academic Year

Students must complete the listed coursework below in addition to meeting the Core Academic Tenets (CATs) of the General Studies program.  A minimum of 120 credits are needed for graduation. A second subject endorsement is required for Nebraska state certification. Students may need to take summer classes to complete requirements for this endorsement. Check class schedules for summer offerings.

Level 1: Preparing for Teacher Candidacy

Freshman - 1st semester
BIO 110 Biology Concepts* (4)
CHE 106 General Chemistry I* (4)
CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication (3)
EAS 120 Intro to Geology*** (4)
MAT 130 Pre-Calculus (5)

Freshman - 2nd semester
CHE 107 General Chemistry II* (4)
EDU 150 Introduction to Professional Education (3)
ENG 102 Composition Skills (3)
General Studies (4)

It is recommended that students satisfactorily complete the Core exam before completion of freshman year.

Sophomore - 1st semester
CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I (4)
EDU 245 Preparing for Level 2: Teacher Candidacy (0)
EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition (3)
EDU 275 PK-12 Instructional Design (3)
PHY 201 General Physics I* (3)
PHY 321 General Physics I Lab* (1)

Sophomore - 2nd semester
CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II or CHE 326 Biochemistry I (4)
CHE 393 Chem Lab Techniques (1)
EAS 110 Intro to Meteorology** (4) 
SPD 302 Inclusion and Co-teaching in General Education (3)
General Studies (3-6)

Advancement to Level 2: Acceptance to Teacher Education Candidacy required before taking any 300/400 EDU/SPD level courses.

Junior - 1st semester
CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry* (4)
CHE 326 Biochemistry I OR CHE 426 Biochemistry II (4)
SPD 436 Classroom Management through Social-Emotional Learning 7-12 (3)
General Studies (3-6)

Junior - 2nd semester
CHE 400 Environmental Chemistry (3)
CHE 456 Physical Chemistry (3)
EDU 310 Reading, Writing, and Assessment in Content Areas (2)
CHE elective (3)
General Studies (3-6)

Senior
CHE 456 Physical Chemistry or CHE elective (3)
CHE 493 Laboratory Management (1)
EDU 409 Content Area Methods and Assessment (science) (3)
EDU 414 Content Area Clinical Experience (1)
EDU 445 Preparing for Level 3: Clinical Practice (0)
General Studies (4-8)

Advancement to Level 3: Clinical Practice
EDU 456 Clinical Practice and Seminar for Secondary School (12)

*Identifies core courses
**EAS 110 Intro to Meteorology is only offered during fall semesters.
***EAS 120 Intro to Geology is only offered during spring semesters. Only one of these courses is required.

All persons seeking Nebraska certification are required to provide proof of a passing score on the Praxis II content test designated for the area(s) of endorsement. For information about the test requirements, please visit the Nebraska Department of Education.