The Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science with a Concentration
Course Requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential:
In most majors, candidates for this credential will normally fulfill the
single subject matter preparation program by completing the appropriate
education option in the major. Any exceptions to this procedure are noted
at the end of this section. In addition to the single subject matter preparation
program, completion of an additional professional education program is
required to qualify for a California teaching credential. Professional
education (credential) programs are available through the School of Education.
For prerequisites and other admission requirements to professional education
programs, see the Education chapter of this catalog. All credential candidates
recommended by CSU, Chico (under the SB 2042 standards) are authorized
to teach all students including English learners in the regular classroom.
You may also want to consider qualifying for BCLAD (Bilingual, Cross-cultural,
Language, and Academic Development) emphasis and supplementary authorizations
in additional subject matter areas as you plan your program.
Your departmental credential adviser is responsible for verifying that
the subject matter preparation program has been completed. If you are interested
in obtaining a teaching credential, confer with the appropriate credential
adviser early in your university career. Department credential advisers
can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major
and credential requirements.
Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by legislative action
and approval of the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements
may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential
adviser for current information.
The BS in Chemistry with either option described above and the additional
courses listed below fulfill all requirements for the single subject matter
preparation program in science with a concentration in chemistry.
4 courses required:
BIOL 006A Biological Principles 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Recommend CHEM 037 or concurrent enrollment.
BIOL 006B Biological Principles 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 006A; recommend CHEM 038 or concurrent enrollment.
GEOS 002 Physical Geology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students
with no previous science courses are advised to enroll in GEOS 001. No
college credit for those who have passed GEOS 001.
GEOS 100 Earth Science 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ENGL 001 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher;
CHEM 027 or equivalent; PHYS 002A; PHYS 002B.