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Chemistry/General Science Ed Grades 5-12


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Chemistry/General Science Ed Grades 5-12

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Program Description

This program provides the background required by State of Minnesota science-content and science-education licensure standards for science teachers in grades 5 -8 and chemistry teachers grades 9 - 12. All students interested in science teaching must complete both the 5-8 science teaching core and a 9 - 12 science content emphasis. The courses in this major result in a waiver of 9 credits in Area B (Natural Sciences) of the General Education distribution requirement. MATH 211 should be taken instead of MATH 193 in the General Education core. Students considering this major are encouraged to contact the science education advisor in the Department of Chemistry at the earliest opportunity.



College of Science and Engineering




Free Form Requisites

Program Requirements (64 credits)

5-8 Science Education Component (40 credits). course; course, course; course, course; course; course, course; course; course; ED 451.

9-12 Chemistry Education Component (24 credits). course; course; course; course; course (1 credit); course, course.

  • Upper division writing requirement is satisfied by earning a grade of C or better in course.

Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence of SCSU.

  • C or better in course and course.

  • Must participate in a STEM Education Admissions Event to assess student skills in writing and oral communication as well as student dispositions.


The Liberal Education Program (LEP) incorporates the ten goals of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. LEP must be satisfied by completion of all ten goals and achieve a total of at least 40 credits. Completion of major courses satisfies 8 credits from goal area 3 and 3 credits from goal area 4.

See program website for additional information.

Program Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a broad understanding of chemistry


MN BOT Standards


Be proficient in classical lab techniques and be able to use modern instrumentation


Be able to design and conduct scientific experiments and analyze the resulting data


Be able to communicate (written and oral) scientific information, including appropriate use of chemistry-related software (Excel, Spartan, Chemdraw)


Integrate an understanding of chemistry with an understanding of teaching

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