B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry (6-12 Physical Science Teacher Certification)

Teacher Certification

In addition to the general undergraduate admissions requirements, to obtain acceptance into the undergraduate Educator Preparation Program (and prior to taking EDUC 3003EDUC 3482EDUC 4113EDUC 4243, and Clinical Student Teaching) students must have:

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 (includes all courses, whether posted to TWU transcript or used on a degree plan. Excludes developmental and repeated courses);
  • Completed EDUC 2003 with a C or better;
  • Demonstrated basic skills in reading, written communication, and mathematics by meeting the requirements of the Texas Success Initiative;
  • Met the following Testing Requirements:
    • Have achieved the following test scores (none of which may be more than 5 years old):
      • Praxis Core: Math 150, Reading 156, Writing 162; or
      • ACT Scores (TWU Code 4224): Verbal 19 (Verbal is the average of the English, Reading, and Science sections); Math, 19, Composite 23; or
    • SAT Scores (TWU Code 6826): 
      • Prior to March 5, 2016: Verbal 500, Math 500, Composite 1070
      • After March 5, 2016: Math 530, EBRW 480; or
    • TExES Pre-admission Content Test (PACT; option available 1/1/2020).
  • Completed the Digital Literacy Pre-assessment;
  • Successfully completed a pre-admission departmental interview with an interview panel;
  • A minimum of 12 to 15 semester credit hours in the subject-specific content area for the certification sought;
  • Completed department application for admission to the Educator Preparation Program;
  • Completed a Commitment Contract acknowledging awareness and understanding of the Dispositions Policy and Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Submitted a non-refundable Texas Education Agency Fee; and
  • Acknowledged and accepted admission to the Educator Preparation Program.

Please note: 

  • All accepted students must maintain the admission requirements to remain in the TWU Education Preparation Program.
  • Admission requirements are determined by Texas Education Agency policies and are subject to change without notice.
  • Students seeking Bilingual certification must meet minimum proficiency in Spanish.
  • Students seeking Deaf/Hard of Hearing certification must meet minimum proficiency in sign.

Contact the Office of Educator Preparation Services (OEPS) at copeadvising@twu.edu or (940) 898-2829 with any questions.

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 121-130    

Major: 33 sch     Required Minor: 26 sch

Program Code: CHEMISTRY.BS 40.0501      CIP Code: 40.0501

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

CHEM 1213
CHEM 1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 1223
CHEM 1221
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
CHEM 3633
CHEM 3632
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Laboratory
5
CHEM 3333
CHEM 3331
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
4
CHEM 3413
CHEM 3411
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
4
CHEM 3423
CHEM 3421
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
4
Total SCHs33

Education Minor

EDUC 2003Schools and Society3
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration2
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management3
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching6
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum3
Total SCHs26

Other Requirements

BIOL 4593Science in the Secondary Classroom3
SCI 1114Sustainable Physical Science4
SCI 2103Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives (GP)3
SCI 2113Earth Science: Global Perspectives3
MATH 2014Calculus I (may be applied from core)4
MATH 2024Calculus II4
PHYS 2153
PHYS 2151
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I (may be applied from core)
4
PHYS 2163
PHYS 2161
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II (may be applied from core)
4
Total SCHs29

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement. 

Freshman
FallTCCNSCHs
CHEM 1213
CHEM 1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
4
MATH 2014Calculus I MATH 24134
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
CHEM 1223
CHEM 1221
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
4
MATH 2024Calculus II MATH 24144
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO 3
 SCHs 17
Sophomore
FallTCCN
CHEM 2213
CHEM 2211
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
( CHEM 2323) and ( CHEM 2123)4
PHYS 2153
PHYS 2151
General Physics I
and General Physics Laboratory I
( PHYS 2325) and ( PHYS 2125)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Creative Arts Core3
Language, Philosophy, & Culture Core3
 SCHs 17
SpringTCCN
CHEM 3223
CHEM 3221
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
4
PHYS 2163
PHYS 2161
General Physics II
and General Physics Laboratory II
( PHYS 2326) and ( PHYS 2126)4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
CHEM 3333
CHEM 3331
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis Laboratory
4
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
 SCHs 18
Junior
FallTCCN
EDUC 2003Schools and Society EDUC 13013
CHEM 3633
CHEM 3632
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry I Laboratory
5
CHEM 3413
CHEM 3411
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
4
SCI 1114Sustainable Physical Science PHYS 14154
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
EDUC 3003Learning Theory and Development 3
EDUC 3482Teaching Diverse Learners Through Technology Integration 2
CHEM 3423
CHEM 3421
Physical Chemistry II
and Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
4
SCI 2103 (GP)Introduction to Environmental Chemistry: Global Perspectives ENVR 14013
SCI 2113Earth Science: Global Perspectives GEOL 14013
 SCHs 15
Senior
FallTCCN
EDUC 4113Design and Implementation of Instruction and Assessment 3
EDUC 4243Classroom Environment and Management 3
BIOL 4593Science in the Secondary Classroom 3
EDSP 4203Learners with Exceptionalities 3
READ 3013Literacy and Learning across the Curriculum 3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
EDUC 4946Clinical Student Teaching 6
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  121

(GP) Satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.