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Chemistry Minor - Secondary Education Teaching Endorsement

This minor satisfies the Washington state endorsement requirements for teaching chemistry in grades 5-12.

General Chemistry CHEM 151, CHEM 152, and CHEM 153 provide 15 credit-hours of basic chemistry background. Science Teaching Methods SCED 390 (1 credit hr.) and Chemistry Methods in Secondary Schools (1 credit hr.) are required. Students then select nine additional elective credit-hours from a specific list of upper-division courses.  Satisfies the endorsement for grades 5-12

2018-2019 Catalog requirements for Secondary Teaching Endorsement Minor in Chemistry

Advisor: Dr. Ashley Lamm


Required: 17 credits

CHEM 151 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 152 General Chemistry (5)
CHEM 153 General Chemistry (5)
SCED 390 Science Teaching Methods 1
CHEM 390 Chemistry Methods in Secondary Schools (1) 

Select from the Following Courses (9 credits minimum)
CHEM 304 Quantitative Analysis (6)
CHEM 316 Environment Chemistry (5) 
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry (4)
CHEM 372 Organic Chemistry Lab 1 (3)
CHEM 421 Physical Chemistry (4)
CHEM 480 Biochemisty (5)

Note: This minor is for Education Majors Only!

What will I study?

Students study general chemistry basics, science and chemistry teaching methods and upper-division chemistry to fill in the required 26 credits for this minor.

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • General Chemistry
  • Teaching sciences and chemistry
  • Upper division chemistry

Interesting courses I might take:

  • Science Teaching Methods
  • Chemistry Teaching Methods

What could I do with my degree?

  • Teaching Science in grades 5-12
  • Teaching Chemistry in grades 5-12
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