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The Single Subject Teaching Credential in Science with a Concentration in Chemistry

Course Requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential: 83-88 units

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.