The Single Subject Matter Preparation Program in Science With a Concentration in Chemistry
Note: At the time of catalog publication, this program is under review at the California State University Chancellor's Office
and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Please contact the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department Office at
(530)898-5259, PHSC 216, about the current status.
Course requirements for the Single Subject Matter Preparation Program, 72-86 units, in conjunction with the Professional Education
Program, leads to a 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.
Your departmental credential advisor 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 advisor early in your University
career. Department credential advisors can assist you in planning an educational program that meets both major and credential
Subject matter preparation requirements are governed by state legislative action and approval of the California Commission
on Teacher Credentialing. Requirements may change between catalogs. Please consult with your departmental credential advisor
for current information.
Completion of one of the degree programs, the BA in Chemistry, BS in Chemistry or the BS in Biochemistry, and the additional
courses listed below, along with a professional education program, fulfills all requirements for the single subject matter
preparation program in science with a concentration in chemistry.
5 courses required:
Prerequisites: Recommend CHEM 111 or concurrent enrollment.
||Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology
Prerequisites: BIOL 151 or faculty permission; recommend CHEM 112 or concurrent enrollment.
||Principles of Ecological, Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology
Prerequisites: CHEM 112, CHEM 270. CHEM 320 is recommended.
||Chemistry Teaching Methods
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students with no previous science courses are advised to enroll
in GEOS 101. No college credit for those who have passed GEOS 101.
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111; PHYS 202A, PHYS 202B or PHYS
204A, PHYS 204B or PHYS 204C.
||Earth System Science