Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Education
A student majoring in Chemistry Education at Evangel completes coursework for both a Chemistry major and an Education major. Our program prepares students to teach chemistry or a broader range of science classes for grades 9-12 in public and private schools. Teaching certification is granted by the Missouri State Department of Education. This curriculum also meets the approval of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
The Evangel University Department of Natural and Applied Sciences is dedicated to the spiritual, academic and social growth of every student. The department’s purpose is to provide an excellent scientific education that is thoroughly integrated with the University’s emphasis on the development of strong Christian character. Within this framework, students must contend with new scientific, social, ethical, and technological challenges. Students learn to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively and exhibit analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
A Chemistry Education major may choose one of two tracks: (1) the Subject Certification track, or (2) the Unified Science Certification track. The Subject Certification track prepares graduates to obtain certification and teach chemistry in grades 9-12, while the Unified Science track prepares graduates to teach biology, chemistry, physics, or earth sciences in grades 9-12. The Unified Science Certification track is especially advantageous for graduates who plan to obtain teaching positions in small or rural school districts.
The Chemistry Education major normally requires at least one year of coursework in high school chemistry, and for the Unified Science track, one year of high school biology. Students not having this background can expect to take introductory courses during their freshman year at Evangel.
The chemistry portion of the major consists of 40 credits of core science courses satisfying Missouri certification requirements necessary to become a secondary chemistry teacher. The 34 credits in education are certification requirements for all secondary teachers regardless of major. In addition to the academic coursework in education, a chemistry education major will have three field experiences in public schools assisting high school chemistry/science teachers followed by the student teaching field experience during the final semester.
Unified Science Program Plan (5-year)
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|General Chemistry||Fundamentals of chemistry.|
|Organic Chemistry||General principles and theories of organic chemistry. Preparation, properties, mechanisms of reactions and uses of the aliphatic compounds, basic spectroscopy, introduction to aromatic compounds, coverage of functional groups pertinent to biologically important molecules (such as alcohols, carbonyls, carboxylic acids and derivatives, amines), and an introduction to biochemically important molecules.|
|Biochemistry||Chemistry related to life processes in plants and animals. Included is a study of enzymes and metabolism as well as carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid chemistry.|
|General Physics||College-level physics, including the fundamental principles of mechanics, thermal properties of matter, electromagnetism, optics, and modern physics based on a knowledge of college-level algebra and trigonometry|
|History and Philosophy of Science||Study of the history and philosophy of science and their effects on the actual practice of science today. Intended to provide an understanding of the logic and operation of science.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
- High school chemistry or science teacher with Missouri certification. In general, most states recognize Missouri certificates and require few additional courses for certification in those states.
|GPA||Achieve a 3.0 grade point average in content area and professional education courses, while maintaining a 2.75 cumulative grade point average across all courses.|
|Admittance to Program||Application for provisional admittance to teacher education is made in EDUC 219-Foundations of Education. This class is prerequisite to all teacher certification courses unless an equivalent course has been transferred from another college. Applications for admittance are available in the Department of Education office.|
|Recommendations||Satisfactory recommendations from all university supervisors of practica.|
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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