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Chemistry Education (6-12) Program

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.

Science Education: Chemistry (6-12) (Bachelor of Arts in Education)

Program Description for Science Education

Major: Science Education Concentration: Chemistry (6-12) Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Prerequisites (23 credits)

Minimum "C" grade required. NOTE: In addition to the prerequisites listes, UNF strongly encourages prospective Chemistry Education Majors to complete the following courses, if possible, while completing their general education and lower division coursework:

  • EDF 2085 Intro to Diversity for Educators
  • EME 2040 Intro to Technology for Educators
  • BSC 1010C General Biology I

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

PHY2053/L Algebra Based Physics & Lab I

Acceptable Substitutes: PHY X048/X048L, PHY X048C, PHY X052/X052L, PHY X052C, PHY X053/X053L, PHYX053C

PHY2054/L Algebra Based Physics & Lab II

Acceptable Substitutes: PHY X049/X049L, PHY X049C, PHY X053/X053L, PHY X053C, PHY X054/X054L, PHY X054C

Foundation (12 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)

MAC2312 (GM) Calculus II (4 Credits)

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 (20 credits)

CHM3120 Quantitative Analytical Chem (3 Credits)

CHM3120L Quant Analytical Chem Lab (1 Credit)

CHM3610 Inorganic Chemistry (3 Credits)

CHM4410 Physical Chemistry I (3 Credits)

CHM4410L Physical Chemistry I Lab (1 Credit)

RED3333 Content Area Reading (3 Credits)

SCE4330 Special Meth:Secondary Science (3 Credits)

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

Chemistry Education (6-12) Block Schedule

This block schedule is not to be used in lieu of your Program of Study but to assist in appropriate sequencing of course work and for planning each term. This schedule is intended to be a suggested sequence for the program; however, completion of the program is subject to course availability. This tentative schedule is subject to change. The schedule assumes that:

  • You begin courses in the Fall Term (August - December).
  • You have satisfied all program prerequisites, foreign language, and General Education requirements.
  • You have passing scores on all four parts of the CLAST exam or General Knowledge (GK) exam.
  • You are a full-time student, can take day and evening classes, and will have continuous enrollment.
Junior Year
Term Class Number Class
Fall Term (13 hours) EDG 3323 The Learning Process
Fall Term (13 hours) EDF 3945 Field Laboratory I
Fall Term (13 hours) CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
Fall Term (13 hours) CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Fall Term (13 hours) CHM 4410C Physical Chemistry I 4
Spring Term (14 hours) EDF 3151 Nature of the Learner
Spring Term (14 hours) CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
Spring Term (14 hours) CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Spring Term (14 hours) CHM 3610C Inorganic Chemistry
Spring Term (14 hours) EDF 4327 Assessment of Learning Behavior
Summer Term (7 hours) EDG 4410 Classroom Management and Communication
Summer Term (7 hours) CHM 3120C Quantitative Analytical Chemistry


Term Class Number Class
Fall Term (13 hours) SCE 4330 Special Methods: Secondary Science
Fall Term (13 hours) EDF 3946 Field Laboratory II
Fall Term (13 hours) BCH 4033 Biochemistry
Fall Term (13 hours) BCH 4033L Biochemistry Laboratory
Fall Term (13 hours) PCB 3023C Molecular and Cell Biology
Summer Term (12 hour) ESE 4943 Student Internship



  1. Field Labs I and II require at least 5 daytime hours per week at an assigned school site.
  2. A transfer student with 60 semester hours but without an AA degree from a Florida public institution should complete any missing General Education requirements as noted on the Transfer Evaluation. Course work to satisfy missing General Education may be found in the university catalog.