This is designed to provide training in all areas of chemistry for those seeking careers as high school chemistry teachers. Students choose elective courses in education, and the combination of chemistry and education courses has been approved by the Interstate Certification Compact and allows the student to meet the certification requirements of the State of Rhode Island and most other states.
Academic programs vary in their requirements. Students should consult with their faculty advisor and the Academic Guidebook to review the Academic Planning Form pertinent to their program of study. In addition, students should review course descriptions regarding any prerequisites for required courses. Graduation requirements include a minimum of 120 credit hours, although some academic programs may require additional credits. Please refer to the Academic Resources section of the catalog for more information. Information regarding the Core Curriculum is available within each course and online.
Other assessment requirements include, but are not limited to, Basic Skills Tests, minimum of 2.75 cumulative GPA, minimum 2.0 average in Chemistry major courses, C or higher in all Education courses. Please see the Secondary Education section for additional information.
The 3-credit science elective requirement of the B.A. program is automatically fulfilled by BIO 103 - General Biology: Cells and Organisms within this option. BIO 103 is required in order to meet the standards of the Interstate Certification Compact.