B.S.Ed. in Chemistry

College of Education and Social Work
Academic Foundations
First Year Experience requirement4
English Composition requirement6-7
Mathematics requirement 3-4
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Ethics requirement 83
Distributed Disciplinary Foundations
Science requirement6-8
Behavioral & Social Science requirement6
Humanities requirement 16
Arts requirement3
University Requirements
Writing Emphasis requirement 69
Speaking Emphasis requirement 79
Degree Requirements
Capstone requirement1-15
Major Core Courses 3
CHE 103General Chemistry I3
CRL 103General Chemistry I Lab1
CHE 104General Chemistry II3
CRL 104General Chemistry II Lab1
CHE 231Organic Chemistry I4
CRL 231Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 232Organic Chemistry II3
CRL 232Organic Chemistry II Lab2
CHE 321Analytical Chemistry I3
CRL 321Analytical Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 341Physical Chemistry I4
CRL 341Physical Chemistry I Lab2
CHE 409Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry3
CHE 418Chemical Information1
CHE 476Biochemistry I3
CHE 491Seminar in Chemistry1
Required Supporting Math & Science Coursework 3
MAT 161Calculus I 54
MAT 162Calculus II4
BIO 110General Biology I 24
PHY 170Physics I 24
PHY 180Physics II4
Lab safety exam must be passed before application for graduation. See advisor for more information
Education Requirements
EDF 300Democracy and Education 53
EDP 280Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education3
EDA 103Foundations of Special Education3
EDA 303Special Ed: Processes/Procedures for General Educators2
EDR 347Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms3
LAN/ENG 382Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 53
ERM 355Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-12 53
SED 100An Exploration of Secondary Education3
SED 200Learning Environments and Field Experience in Secondary Schools3
SED 300Principles of Teaching and Technology in the Secondary Classroom3
SED 360Science Education in the Secondary School3
Capstone Requirement
SED 411Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 46
SED 412Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 46
Total Minimum Credits Required127

Students in this program must take a LIT course


PHY 170 and BIO 110 fulfill science general education requirements.


A grade of C- or better is necessary in all required science and mathematics courses.


This course fulfills the Capstone requirement.


Meets general education requirement


Writing Emphasis requirements satisfied by LIT 165, LNC 105/FLM 200 as Arts requirement and SED 300.


Speaking Emphasis requirements satisfied by SED 200, SED 411, and SED 412.


Ethics requirement satisfied by ERM 355.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a sample suggested course sequence for this program; course offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
CHE 103
CRL 103
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
MAT 161 Calculus I 4
WRT 120 Effective Writing I 3
FYE 100XFirst Year Experience 4
Semester Two
CHE 104
CRL 104
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
MAT 162 Calculus II 4
SED 100 An Exploration of Secondary Education 3
EDP 280 Developmental and Psychological Perspectives in Education 3
WRT 2XX200-Level WRT Course 3
Year Two
Semester Three
CHE 231
CRL 231
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHE 321
CRL 321
Analytical Chemistry I
and Analytical Chemistry I Lab
PHY 170 Physics I 4
EDA 103 Foundations of Special Education 3
Semester Four
CHE 232
CRL 232
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
PHY 180 Physics II 4
SED 200 Learning Environments and Field Experience in Secondary Schools 3
EDA 303 Special Ed: Processes/Procedures for General Educators 2
LNC 105
Global Science Fiction
or Introduction to Film
Year Three
Semester Five
CHE 341
CRL 341
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
CHE 418 Chemical Information 1
BIO 110 General Biology I 4
EDF 300 Democracy and Education 3
LIT 165 Topics in Literature 3
Semester Six
CHE 476 Biochemistry I 3
SED 300 Principles of Teaching and Technology in the Secondary Classroom 3
ERM 355 Ethical and Effective Assessment for Learning 7-12 3
LAN 382
Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
or Teaching English Language Learners PK-12
Behavioral & Social Science Gen Ed 3
Year Four
Semester Seven
CHE 409 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHE 491 Seminar in Chemistry 1
SED 360 Science Education in the Secondary School 1 3
EDR 347 Literacy Development and Secondary Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms 3
Humanities Gen Ed 3
Arts Gen Ed 3
Semester Eight
SED 411 Student Teaching Sec - 1st Half 1 6
SED 412 Student Teaching Sec - 2nd Half 1 6
 Total Credits127

Field course. Clearances required.