Chemistry 9-Adult

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Students seeking Chemistry 9-Adult teaching certification complete the Chemistry B.A. or B.S. major requirements and the following courses (27 hours). The WVUteach curriculum can be completed within the 120 hours required for graduation with a B.A. or B.S. in Chemistry:

WVUTeach: Chemistry 9-Adult

ARSC 120Inquiry Approaches to Teaching1
ARSC 220Inquiry-Based Lesson Design1
UTCH 221Knowing and Learning in Mathematics and Science (GEF 4)3
UTCH 222Classroom Interactions in Math and Science3
UTCH 420Project-Based Instruction in Mathematics and Science3
UTCH 430Apprentice Teaching in Math and Science10
MATH 318Perspectives on Mathematics and Science (GEF 5)3
CHEM 376Research Methods3
Total Hours27

Additional Coursework for Non-Chemistry Majors

Select one of the following sequences:4-5
Fundamentals of Chemistry
and Fundamentals of Chemistry 1 - Laboratory
and Fundamentals of Chemistry
and Fundamentals of Chemistry 2 - Laboratory
and Introductory Analytical Chemistry
and Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Principles of Chemistry 1
and Principles of Chemistry 1 - Laboratory
and Principles of Chemistry 2
and Principles of Chemistry 2 - Laboratory
Select one of the following:3-4
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course
and Organic Chemistry: Brief Course - Laboratory
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Select one of the following sequences:
Physical Chemistry: Brief Course
and Experimental Physical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
and Unit Operations Laboratory 1
and Thermal and Fluids Laboratory
Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics
and Advanced Laboratory
Additional Coursework24
Select one of the following sequences:
Introductory Physics
and Introductory Physics
General Physics
and General Physics
General Physics
and Conceptual Physics
Select one of the following sequences:
General Biology
and General Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology Laboratory
Select one of the following sequences:
Planet Earth
and Planet Earth Laboratory
Earth Through Time
and Earth Through Time Laboratory
Calculus 1
and Calculus 2