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Sample Program of Study - Chemistry Education (7-12)

Students must complete the listed coursework below in addition to meeting the general education requirements.

A second subject endorsement is required for Nebraka state certification. Students may need to take summer classes to complete requirements for this endorsement. Check class schedules for summer offerings.

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

Start completing initial benchmarks during EDU 150.

 

FRESHMAN YEAR 1st Semester

*BIO 110 Biology Concepts

4

*CHE 106 General Chemistry I

4

CNA 100 Principles of Human Communication

3

MAT 130 Pre-Calculus

5

Elective(s)

1-3

 

FRESHMAN YEAR 2nd Semester

*CHE 107 General Chemistry II

4

**EAS 110 Intro to Meteorology

4

EDU 150 Professional Ed in a Diverse Society

3

ENG 102 Composition Skills

3

Electives General Education

4

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

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 1st Semester

CHE 314 Organic Chemistry I

4

**EAS 120 Intro to Geology

4

EDU 250 Human Development and Cognition

3

EDU 275 Intro to PK-12 Instruction

3

*PHY 201 General Physics I

3

*PHY 321 General Physics I Lab

1

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR 2nd Semester

CHE 315 Organic Chemistry II or CHE 326 Biochemistry I

4

CHE 393 Chem Lab Techniques

1

SPD 302 Inclusive Practices for the General and Special Educator

3

Electives General Education

3-6

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

 

JUNIOR YEAR 1st Semester

CHE 326 Biochemistry I OR CHE 426 Biochemistry II

4

*CHE 305 Analytical Chemistry

4

SPD 436 Social Emotional Develop.and Behavior Intervent

3

Electives General Education

3-6

 

JUNIOR YEAR 2nd Semester

CHE 400 Environmental Chemistry

3

CHE 456 Physical Chemistry

3

CHE elective

3

EDU 310 Reading, Writing, in Content Area

2

Electives General Education

3-6

 

SENIOR

CHE 456 Physical Chemistry OR CHE elective

3

EDU 409 Content Area (Science) Methods and Assessment

3

EDU 414 Content Area Clinical Experience

1

CHE 493 Laboratory Management

1

Electives General electives

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 spring semesters. EAS 120 Intro to Geology is only offered during fall 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.