B.A. in Chemistry with Teacher Certification 7-12 - College of Mount Saint Vincent
Division of Natural Sciences

B.A. in Chemistry with
Teacher Certification 7-12

Please note: The College has suspended admission to this program. The following information is for continuing students enrolled in the program. Prospective students may view our B.A./M.S. in Education.

Degree Requirements

In conjunction with the Department of Teacher Education, the Chemistry Program also offers a B.A. in Chemistry with grades 7-12 teacher certification. Students interested in this program should apply to the Department of Teacher Education in their Freshman year.

College Core Requirements 40 credits*
Chemistry Major 52 credits
    Chemistry Core Courses 33 credits
    CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II (8 credits)
    CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II (6 credits)
    CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II (2 credits)
    CHEM 3xx Electives (7 credits)
    CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I (3 credits)
    CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 credit)
    CHEM 4xx Elective (3 credits)
    CHEM 403-404 Chemistry Colloquium (3 credits)
   Cognate Requirements 19 credits 
    MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II (8 credits)
    MATH 231 Calculus III (3 credits)
    PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II (8 credits)
Education Courses 34 credits
    EDUC 211 Education and Society (3 credits)
    EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning (3 credits)
    EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools (1 credit)
    EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Classroom (3 credits)
    EDUC 340 Introduction to Students with Disabilities (3 credits)
    EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and
Secondary School
(3 credits)
    EDUC 366 Practicum IV (2 credits)
    EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education (7 credits)
    EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of
Literacy Disabilities
(3 credits)
    COMM 210 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology (3 credits)
TOTAL 126 credits

*Nine core credits in Natural Science and Mathematics may be satisfied with major requirements.

*Students completing the Adolescent Education Certification program should consult with their academic and education advisors to determine selection of core courses needed to fulfill New York State Department of Education requirements for certification.

Sample Program

B.A. in Chemistry with Teacher Certification 7-12 (128 credits)

Year 1

FYE 101 The First-Year Experience 1 credit
ENGL 110 Writing in Context I (fall) 3 credits
ENGL 120 Writing in Context II (spring) 3 credits
Modern Language and Literature Core 6 credits
CHEM 120-121 General Chemistry I and II 8 credits
MATH 131-132 Calculus I and II 8 credits
TOTAL 29 credits

Year 2

CHEM 219-220 Organic Chemistry I and II 6 credits
CHEM 223-224 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II 2 credits
EDUC 211 Education and Society 3 credits
EDUC 212 Psychology of Teaching and Learning 3 credits
EDUC 340 Intro to Students with Disabilities 3 credits
MATH 231 Calculus III 3 credits
PHYS 207-208 General Physics I and II 8 credits
COMM 210 Public Speaking 3 credits
TOTAL 31 credits

Year 3

Humanities Core 6 credits
Religious Studies Core 3 credits
CHEM 3xx Electives 7 credits
CHEM 309 Physical Chemistry I 3 credits
CHEM 311 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 credit
EDUC 304 Health Education in Schools 1 credit
EDUC 327 Teaching Literacy in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom 3 credits
EDUC 364 Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary School 3 credits
EDUC 366 Practicum IV 2 credits
PSYC 346 Adolescent Psychology 3 credits
TOTAL 32 credits

Year 4

Humanities or Social Science Core 12 credits
Introduction to Ethics – Philosophy Core 3 credits
Religious Studies Topics Core 3 credits
EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Disabilities 3 credits
CHEM 3xx Elective 1 credit
CHEM 4xx Elective 3 credits
EDUC 425 Student Teaching in Secondary Education 7 credits
EDUC 428 Assessment and Remediation of Literacy Disabilities 3 credits
CHEM 403-404 Chemistry Colloquium 3 credits
TOTAL 34 credits

Total Credits for Graduation – 126