• Chemistry Education (6-12)

    The National Science Education Standards and the Florida Science Curriculum Framework and Sunshine State Standards promote the importance of an inquiry orientation in science teaching. The Chemistry Education program supports less "coverage" of material and increased depth of understanding, appropriate use of instructional technology, and use of strategies to promote meaningful learning by all students. The science education programs emphasize a sound background in the instructional processes that help future teachers to justify and modify what they do in the classroom. In accordance with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) recommendations, they give teachers of each content area a general science background, as well as a specialized content emphasis.

    Admission to the Program

    Those entering the College of Education and Human Services must meet University admissions requirements as well as specific COEHS admissions criteria.

    • Satisfactory completion of 60 semester hours of credit from UNF or other regionally accredited institution(s).  An Associate in Arts Degree (AA) from one of Florida’s public community/state colleges or SUS schools satisfies General Education and Gordon Rule requirements.
    • A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 or better in all college level course work.
    • Passing scores (no exemptions) on all four parts of the Florida General Knowledge (GK) Test. Transferring students, students changing majors, or students who have not presented passing scores on all four parts of the GK exam will not be permitted to enroll in any upper level education courses until they have been admitted into COEHS Teacher Preparation Programs. 
  • Major: Science Education

    Concentration: Chemistry (6-12)
    Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education
    Prerequisites (19 credits)
    EDF1005 Intro to Teaching Profession (3 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: EDFX005
    MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: MACX311
    CHM2045C General Chemistry I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: CHMX045/X045L
    CHM2046C General Chemistry II (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: CHMX046/X046L
    BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitute: BSCX010/X010L
    PHY2048C Fund Physics I (4 Credits)
    • Acceptable substitutes: PHYX048/PHYX048L, PHYX049/X049L OR PHYX053/X053L & PHYX054/X054L OR PHYX049C & PHYX048C OR PHYX053C & PHYX054C
    Foundation (8 credits)
    Minimum "C" grade required
    CHM2210 Organic Chemistry I (3 Credits)
    CHM2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1 Credit)
    CHM2211 Organic Chemistry II (3 Credits)
    CHM2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab (1 Credit)
    Core Requirements (16 credits)
    EDF3151 Educational Psychology (3 Credits)
    EDF3945 Field Laboratory I (2-4 Credits)
    EDF3946 Field Laboratory II (2-4 Credits)
    EDF4444 Assessment of Learn/Behavior (3 Credits)
    EDG3323 The Learning Process (3 Credits)
    EDG4410 Classroom Managment Commun (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (29 credits)
    CHM3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemis (4 Credits)
    CHM3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3 Credits)
    CHM3610L Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 Credit)
    CHM4410C Physical Chemistry I (4 Credits)
    RED3333 Content Area Reading (3 Credits)
    SCE4330 Special Meth:Secondary Science (3 Credits)
    SELECT 2 of the following:
    Must select two of the three below
    • BCH 4033 Biochemistry AND BCH 4033L Biochemistry Lab
    • CHM 4130C Mod Analytical Chemistry
    • CHS 4610 and CHS 4610L Environmental Chemistry and lab
    TSL4324 TESOL for Content Area Teacher (3 Credits)
    Internships (12 credits)
    All degree course work must be completed satisfactorily before enrolling into Internship. Fall internship applications are due the 4th Friday of the previous spring term. Spring internships are due the 4th Friday of the previous fall term.
    ESE4943 Student Internship (1-12 Credits)
    48 Upper Level Hours (48 credits)
    To graduate with a Bachelor's degree from the College of Education and Human Services, you must earn a minimum of 48 upper level credits out of a minimum 120 degree applicable required credit hours.
    48HOURS 48 upper level hours