Chemistry Education (7-12) Option

124 credits

Program has received a two-year provisional approval from the New Hampshire State Department of Education. Graduates who complete this Chemistry Education Option are eligible for 7-12 teacher certification in the state of New Hampshire. Because of New Hampshire’s membership in the Interstate Certification Contract, Plymouth graduates are eligible to earn a certificate or license in another Contract state upon application to that state’s department of education. For further information, please see the Teacher Education and Clinical Experiences section.

All teacher certification candidates who interact with students in public school settings through course-related field experiences, including Student Teaching, are subject to New Hampshire law that requires all persons who come into contact with pupils on a regular basis for a period of time to undergo a full disclosure criminal records check, including fingerprinting. The processing of the criminal records check is conducted at the site school before the field experience begins. The fee for this processing is the responsibility of the teacher candidate and is paid directly to the school district. Each new site will require a separate fingerprinting and background check.

In order for teacher candidates to participate in field experiences in diverse settings that are essential for their development as teachers, teacher candidates must be willing and able to travel outside of the Plymouth area beyond walking distances. All teacher candidates should plan for and be able to secure their own transportation by the junior year.

Degree Requirements


Courses required for the Option are shown in boldface.
CH 1050 Laboratory Safety 1
CH 2250 Techniques in Laboratory Chemistry 2
CH 2335 General Chemistry I (QRCO) 4
CH 2340 General Chemistry II 4
CH 3020 Biochemistry I 4
CH 3370 Organic Chemistry I 4
CH 3380 Organic Chemistry II 4
CH 3400 Instrumental Analysis (TECO) 4
CH 3450 Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics 4
CH 3500 Inorganic Chemistry 4
CH 3600 Environmental Chemistry (INCO) 4
CH 4330 Science in Secondary School 3
BI 1110 Biological Science I (TECO) 4
BI 1120 Biological Science II 4
CD 3000 Philosophical and Historical Perspectives on the Child in Society (INCO) (WRCO) 3
ED 3350 Classroom Planning, Management, and Organization for Middle School and Secondary Educators (TECO) 3
ED 4420 Secondary Student Teaching 12
ESP 2150 Introduction to Geological Sciences 4
IS 4360 Cultural Diversity and American Society (DICO) (INCO) 3
Calculus - complete one sequence of (MA 2490 and MA 2500) or (MA 2550 and MA 2560): 8
MA 2490 Applied Calculus I (MATH)
MA 2500 Applied Calculus II (QRCO)
MA 2550 Calculus I (MATH)
MA 2560 Calculus II (QRCO)
PH 2410 University Physics I 3
PH 2420 University Physics II 3
PH 2430 University Physics Laboratory I 1
PH 2440 University Physics Laboratory II 1
PS 3190 Development and Understanding (WECO) 3
SE 3090 Introduction to Special Education: Middle and Secondary 3
General Education
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar: Critical Thinking and the Nature of Inquiry 3
CTDI Creative Thought Directions 6
PPDI Past and Present Directions 6
SSDI Self and Society Directions 6
GACO Global Awareness Connection 3

Student Teaching requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.