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

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.

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

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 Professional Ed in a Diverse Society

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 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 - 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 Inclusive Practices for the General and Special Educator

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 Social, Emotional Development, Behavior Intervention and Secondary Prosocial Classroom Management

3

General Studies

3-6

 

JUNIOR - 2nd semester

CHE 400 Environmental Chemistry

3

CHE 456 Physical Chemistry

3

CHE elective

3

EDU 310 Reading, Writing, and Assessment in Content Areas

2

General Studies

3-6

 

SENIOR

CHE 456 Physical Chemistry or CHE elective

3

CHE 493 Laboratory Management

1

EDU 409 Content Area (Science) Methods and Assessment

3

EDU 414 Content Area Clinical Experience

1

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 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.