Program Requirements

If you are pursuing a degree in chemistry education, you must meet the below requirements to be eligible for graduation. Also, you must complete the general education program, fulfill the general baccalaureate degree requirements and complete at least 125 hours of course work.

The chemistry education program requires you choose an emphasis in unified or categorical science. Consult your advisor to determine which program is best for you.


Chemistry Education

Bachelor of Science in Education (Certifiable grades 9-12)
  1. General Education Program and Requirements
    The following required courses can be used to meet both General Education and Major Requirements: BIO 121(4); PHY 123(4) or GLG 110(4); MTH 261(5) or 287(3)
  2. Major Requirements:
    1. Core (30-35 hours): CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1); CHM 201(3) and 202(2), or CHM 342(5) and 343(5), or CHM 342(5) and 344(3); CHM 302(5), 352(3), 435(1), 460(3), 505(4). Note: Students seeking American Chemical Society certification must take either CHM 342 and 343, or CHM 342 and 344.
    2. Related Requirements (18-20 hours): BIO 121(4); MTH 261(5) or 287(3); PHY 123(4), 124(4); SCI 505(3)
    3. Complete the requirements for grades 9-12 Unified Science certification (13-14 hours): CHM 462(2) or CHM 463(1); BIO 122(4); GLG 110(4); GRY 135(4)
    4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6).

  3. Professional Education courses: A grade of “C” or better in each course is required for state certification.
    1. SCI 214(1), 314(3), 414(3), 493(6), 494(6)
    2. Professional Education Required Core and Competencies - see Teacher Education Program            
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements
  5. This program also requires compliance with the Teacher Education Program for eligibility to enroll in Professional Education courses; admission to and continuance in the Teacher Education Program; approval for supervised teaching; and recommendation for certification which includes following GPA requirements. All GPA requirements include both Missouri State and transfer grades.
    1. at least a 2.75 GPA on all course work attempted at all colleges attended
    2. at least a 3.00 GPA in the certificate subject area (major field of study) which includes all courses listed under B
    3. at least a 3.00 GPA in any additional certificate subject area
    4. at least a 3.00 GPA in the professional education courses which includes all courses listed under C; and no grade lower than a "C" in all professional education courses