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B.A. Program in Chemistry Education (BAAS/XCE)

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Professional Studies (2​4 credits)

EDUC-413 (4)EDUC-420* (1)(Upper Level Reading Instruction)
EDUC-414 (3)SCEN-491a,b (4)(only offered Fall semester)
EDUC-419 (3)EDUC-400c(Student Teaching, only offered Spring semester)
*EDUC-420 -(Reading in the Content Areas) and SCEN-491 (Teaching Science in the Secondary School) are co-requisites.

Major Req​​uirements

(Min​​imum of 33 credits required; must have at least a 2.75 overall GPA in chemistry courses, with all required chemistry course grades at least C-)

First Year Seminar (FYS):UNIV-101 (FYS requirement) (1)
General & Quantitative Chemistry:CHEM-111/112/115/120 (11) or CHEM-103/104/220/221 (12)
Organic Chemistry:CHEM-213 (4) or 
CHEM-321/322/325/326d (8) or 
CHEM-331/332/333 (8)
Instrumental Methods:CHEM-437/438 (4)
Physical Chemistry:CHEM-418/445 (4) or 
CHEM-443/445 (4)
Biochemistry:CHEM-214/216 (4)
Elective Recommended:CHEM-357, CHEM-527, or CHEM-62X

Relate​​d Courses

PHYS-201 or PHYS-207(4)
PHYS-202 or PHYS-208(4)

Langu​​age, group, and other requirements for the B.A. as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog, i.e., foreign language through the XXXX-107 level, 9 credits each in Groups A, B, and C, multicultural course, and second writing course.

Disco​​very Learning Experience (3 credits)-see description in current Undergraduate Catalog.

In addition to the completion of the degree requirements, teacher candidates must pass an externally reviewed performance assessment according to state of Delaware guidelines to receive the University’s institutional recommendation for certification.

T​​OTAL: Minimum of 124 credits

aSCEN 491​​ Teaching Science in the Secondary School is taken the semester prior to student teaching. All teacher education candidates must meet established criteria for admission into upper-division professional education study.  These criteria include: minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5; minimum grade point average of 2.75 in chemistry; successful completion (grade of C- or better) of prerequisite courses and field experiences. Students must attain a passing score on the Praxis Subject assessment according to state of Delaware guidelines before enrolling in EDUC 400.

bA minimum grade of C is required in this course to qualify for student teaching.

cStudent teaching is offered only in the spring semester. The state of Delaware requires that a student attain a 3.0 GPA on their last two years of coursework to qualify for EDUC 400. EDUC 400 Student Teaching fulfills the Discovery Learning requirement.

dStrongly recommended


Effec​​tive 9/1/18 - (Class of 2022)​​

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B.A. Program in Chemistry Education (BAAS/XCE)
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • 102 Brown Laboratory
  • University of Delaware
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • Phone: 302-831-1247
  • Undergraduate Program Inquiries 302-831-2465