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Single Subject - Chemistry Concentration

The Chemistry Concentration meets the subject matter competence requirement for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Chemistry. Consult with an adviser in the Department of Science Education early to plan a program.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Take all of the following courses:

  • ASTR 100 Astronomy (3)
    Corequisites: One course from General Education Category B.2 and ASTR 100L.
  • BIOL 211 Introduction to Evolution and Diversity (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.
  • BIOL 212 Intro to Cell and Molecular Biology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, CHEM 111A with grades of "C" or better. Prerequisite/Corequisite: CHEM 111B.
  • BIOL 213 Introduction to Ecology and Physiology (4)
    Prerequisites: BIOL 211, BIOL 212, CHEM 111B all with a grade of "C" or better.

NOTE: BIOL 111, BIOL 111L, BIOL 212, BIOL 212L, BIOL 213, BIOL 213L are required if courses were taken prior to catalog year 2010-11.

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 251 Quantitative Analysis (4)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. It is strongly recommended that CHEM 251 be taken within one calendar year of CHEM 111B.
  • GEOL 102 General Geology (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.
  • GEOL 104 Geology Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent. Prerequisite/Corequisite: GEOL 102.
  • GEOL 160 Introduction to Oceanography (3)
    Prerequisites/Corequisites: A course that fulfills the A.1 GE requirement and three years of high school mathematics including algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra or the equivalent.

Select one pair from the following:

  • PHYS 100A General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: MATH 109 or MATH 113 or MATH 119A or MATH 122.
  • PHYS 100B General Physics (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 100A.

or

  • PHYS 151 Mechanics and Heat (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 122.
  • PHYS 152 Electricity and Magnetism (4)
    Prerequisite: PHYS 151; Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 123.

Select one pair from the following:

  • MATH 119A Survey of Calculus I (3)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 113.
  • MATH 119B Survey of Calculus II (3)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 119A or MATH 122.

or

  • MATH 122 Calculus I (4)
    Prerequisite: Appropriate MDPT placement or a grade of "C" or better in MATH 111 and MATH 113.
  • MATH 123 Calculus II (4)
    Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in MATH 122.

Upper Division:

Take all of the following:

  • CHEM 220A Organic Chemistry I (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: CHEM 224 is required for students repeating course. CHEM 223A must be taken concurrently if required by a degree plan.
  • CHEM 220B Organic Chemistry II (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 220A with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L except for students who previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L.
  • CHEM 441A Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: Either CHEM 320L or both CHEM 220B and CHEM 223B with a grade of "C" or better; a biology or microbiology course is recommended.
  • CHEM 451 Instrumental Methods of Analysis (5)
    Prerequisites: PHYS 152, CHEM 361; CHEM 371B or CHEM 377B; all with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 496 Special Problems in Chemistry (1-3)
    Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
  • SCED 403 Integrated Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of all credential breadth requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in Science, three-fourths of the credential specializations courses, and consent of instructor.

Take one of the following:

  • CHEM 431 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 331, CHEM 371B, both with a grade of "C" or better.
  • CHEM 441B Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 441A with a grade of "C" or better.

Single Subject Teaching Credential in Chemistry

In addition, prospective Chemistry teachers are required to complete 45 units of professional preparation in the Single Subject Credential Program, including student teaching. Professional preparation courses may be taken as early as the junior year. With careful planning, it is possible to complete many of the credential program courses, except for student teaching, as an undergraduate. Courses may also be started as a post-baccalaureate student. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website(www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject) for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.

The Chemistry Subject Matter Program is being revised to meet new state standards. When the revised program has been approved by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing, the new course requirements will be in effect and supersede current requirements.


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