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Towson Uteach

Chemistry Secondary Education Concentration

Typical Four-Year Sequence of Courses

The Department of Chemistry has prepared a typical sequence of courses that illustrates how a student in the chemistry secondary education concentration may complete the Towson UTeach requirements and the University Core Curriculum Requirements for graduation in four years. Each student's actual schedule may be somewhat different depending on the student's individual situation. Note that the actual sequence of courses is mainly constrained by the course prerequisites. Students requiring remedial or preparatory coursework in mathematics will require more time to complete the sequence.


Freshman Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS110 Introduction to STEM Teaching I: Inquiry Approaches to Teaching 1 SEMS 120 Introduction to STEM Teaching II: Inquiry-Based Lesson Design 1
CHEM 131 General Chemistry I and
CHEM 131L General Chemistry I Laboratory  (Core Curriculum 7)
3
1
CHEM 132 General Chemistry II and
CHEM 132L General Chemistry II Laboratory
3
1
GEOL 121 Physical Geology or
ASTR 161 Astronomy
(Core Curriculum 8)
4
BIOL190 Introductory Biology for the Health Professions or
BIOL 201 Biology I: Cellular Biology and Genetics
4
MATH 211 Calculus for Application or
MATH 273 Calculus I
(Core Curriculum 3)
3 – 4 ENGL 102  (Core Curriculum 2) 3
TSEM 102  (Core Curriculum 1) 3 Core Curriculum 3
Total 15 – 16 Total 15

Sophomore Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 230 Knowing and Learning 3 SEMS 240 Classroom Interactions 3
CHEM 210 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry 5 CHEM 332 Organic Chemistry II 5
PHYS 211 General Physics I Non Calculus-Based or
PHYS241 General Physics I Calculus-Based
4 PHYS 212 General Physics II Non Calculus-Based or
PHYS242 General Physics II Calculus-Based
4
CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry I 5 Core Curriculum 3
Core Curriculum 3
Total 17 Total 18

Junior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 250 Perspectives on Science and Mathematics (Core Curriculum 5) 3 SEMS 370 Project-Based Instruction 3
CHEM 323 Inorganic Chemistry or
CHEM 351 Biochemistry
3 – 4 CHEM 372 Intermediate Laboratory I 2
SCED 460 Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary Schools 4 Chemistry Elective(s) 4
Core Curriculum 3 SCED 461 Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Areas 3
Core Curriculum 3 Core Curriculum 3
Total 16 – 17 Total 15

Senior Year
Fall Term
Spring Term
Course
Units
Course
Units
SEMS 360 Research Methods
(Core Curriculum 9)
3 SCIE 393 Student Teaching in Secondary Education – Science 12
SEMS 498 Internship in Mathematics and Science Secondary Education 3
CHEM 345 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHEM 401 Chemistry Seminar 1
SCIE 380 Teaching Science in the Secondary School 3 SCIE 430 Seminar in Student Teaching – Science 1
Core Curriculum 3
Total 16 Total 13

In this concentration, the minimum number of units required for graduation is 125.


Documents
Core Curriculum Requirements Checklist (PDF)

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