2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Chemistry Education Secondary

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Program Requirements

Chemistry Education Secondary, BS Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Major Courses, General Education Courses and Minor Declaration Options
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose Chemistry Education?

Chemistry teachers guide students in discovering the marvelous logic, efficient simplicity and design behind a myriad of complex events in nature. The technological revolution has added an infectious new excitement to the lessons of chemistry. Chemistry education today provides access to new knowledge, helping people understand how things happen in the natural and physical environment.

The employment outlook for chemistry education students is excellent. Graduates are prepared to teach in high schools and also have the necessary basic preparation to enter a career in industry or pursue an advanced degree in science. One semester of directed teaching at the secondary level is required. A teaching minor is also required.

Career Opportunities

Chemistry education is a four-year curriculum that may be selected as a major. A teaching minor is also required. You cannot have a chemistry teaching minor with this teaching major. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for a Michigan Secondary Provisional Certificate. The program is designed to take full advantage of the unusual, hands-on Ferris instructional capabilities in developing both teaching and subject matter competency. Students receive the broad background in classroom, laboratory and field training essential to be effective teachers.

Teacher Certification Requirements

As required by the State of Michigan to receive teacher certification, all teacher candidates must: (1) must meet the MDE (CAEP) cohort requirements, (2) pass the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification content tests in their subject area majors, and (3) have a 2.75 minimum GPA to receive teacher certification in Michigan. These state requirements are in addition to the FSU graduation requirements of your individual program.

More Information

School of Education
Bishop Hall Room 421
Ferris State University
1349 Cramer Circle
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2737
Telephone: (231) 591-5361

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Chemistry Teaching, BS - 137-149 Credits

Required - 35 Credits
General Chemistry 1
5
General Chemistry 2
5
Organic Chemistry 1
5
Organic Chemistry 2
5
Quantitative Analysis
4
Instrumental Analysis
3
Intro to Physical Chemistry
4
Biochemistry
4

Related - 12-14 Credits

Analytical Geometry-Calculus 1
4
AND

Choose One Option:
Introductory Physics 1
4
Introductory Physics 2
4
OR
General Physics 1
5
General Physics 2
5

Professional Education, Level 1

Intro to the Professn of Teach
1
Life Span Human Growth - Devel
3
Principles Teaching - Learning
3

Professional Education, Level 2

Prior to entering Level II coursework students must take the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification Professional Readiness Exam (PRE).  The PRE must be passed prior to enter EDUC 438.
School and Work and Society
3
Secondary General Methods I
4
Teaching Special Needs
3
Secondary General Methods II
5
Tchg Reading-Secondary Areas
3

Professional Education, Level 3

Prior to entering Level III coursework all MTTC testing must be passed.
Student Teaching
12