Academic Catalog

Chemistry Major — B.A. with Teaching Option

No additional students are being admitted to this program as of Fall 2021.

This program prepares students for initial New York State certification to teach at the secondary school (7-12) level.


Chemistry and Science Content Area Requirements58
Core Education Requirements41-47
Integrative Core Curriculum 117-29
Electives 0-4
Total Credits120

 Degree Requirements

CHEM 12100
CHEM 12200
Principles of Chemistry
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory
or CHEM 12300 Principles of Chemistry - Enriched Section
CHEM 12400Experimental Chemistry I2
CHEM 22100Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 22200Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 22500Experimental Chemistry II2
CHEM 23200Quantitative Chemistry3
CHEM 32400Experimental Chemistry III3
CHEM 32500Experimental Chemistry IV4
CHEM 33100Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics3
CHEM 33200Physical Chemistry: Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy3
CHEM 34200Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 39100Research in Chemistry1
or CHEM 39200 Research in Chemistry
CHEM 44000Inquiry and the Nature of Science for the Science Teacher3
CHEM 48700Chemistry Seminar1
BIOC 35300Biochemistry: Protein Structure & Function3
EDUC 34100Science, Technology, and Society1
PHYS 11700Principles of Physics I: Mechanics4
PHYS 11800Principles of Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism4
MATH 11100Calculus I4
MATH 11200Calculus II4
EDUC 10200Reading Foundations2
EDUC 20200Literacy Across the Disciplines for Middle and Secondary Education2
EDUC 20100Technology for the Middle/Secondary School Teacher2
EDUC 21010Educational Psychology3
EDUC 21800Introduction to Pedagogy and Practice3
EDUC 21910Early Field Experience: Theory and Practice3
EDUC 22900Second Language Acquisition: Its Nature and Meaning for Educators2
EDUC 23900Educating Students with Special Needs in Diverse Classrooms3
EDUC 34000Social and Cultural Foundations of Education3
EDUC 40800Professional Development Seminar0
EDUC 41010Pedagogy and Practice for the Science Teacher3
EDUC 41210Seminar in Reflective Practice3
EDUC 49810Professional Semester in Education12
EDUC 19210Child Abuse Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19220Drug and Alcohol Abuse: Identification and Prevention0
EDUC 19230School Violence Prevention0
EDUC 19240Harassment, Bullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention0
Foreign Language Proficiency0-6
Total Credits99-105

Additional Education Requirements

  1. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a year of college-level study in a language other than English or demonstrate equivalent proficiency.
  2. All teaching-option students must successfully complete a writing course numbered WRTG 10600 or above.
  3. All teaching-option students must maintain a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0 as well as a G.P.A. of 3.0 in their subject area coursework.
  4. Students must earn a grade of B or better in all EDUC courses in the Education Core to qualify for student teaching. A grade of B- does not qualify.
  5. EDUC 49810 and EDUC 41210 constitute a full course load during the student-teaching semester. No additional courses may be taken nor can teacher candidates participate in extra-curricular activities that have the potential to affect time for teaching and preparation.
  6. During the semester of student teaching, the student may not play a college sport.
  7. All candidates for initial certification must successfully complete all New York State Certification tests or performance assessments required by the state for the applicant's intended teaching certificate (type, grade levels, and subject areas).
  8. The department chair and the coordinator of teacher education in the subject area must approve any exceptions to the above requirements.
  9. The All-College Teacher Education Unit at Ithaca College requires teacher education students, regardless of program area, to be reviewed at four programmatic transition points during their course of study. Continuation in a teacher education major is contingent upon the student successfully meeting the requirements of each transition point review; therefore, admission into one of the Ithaca College Teacher Education Program majors at admission or upon transfer to the College does not guarantee that a student will be allowed to complete the program required for teaching certification. Further information can be found in the Unit-Wide Assessment Systems section of the main Department of Education catalog page.