University of Vermont


College of Education and Social Services
Chemistry Major
(Secondary Education)

The Secondary Education Chemistry major includes the list of specific Chemistry requirements and the Supplemental courses that are required for completion of the Chemistry major leading to a Science endorsement.

Chemistry Requirements 33 cr. hrs.
Introductory Chemistry (8 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 031 General Chemistry 1
CHEM 032 General Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry (8 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 141 Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 142 Organic Chemistry 2
Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 131 Inorganic Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry (4 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 121 Quantitative Analysis
Physical Chemistry (6 cr. hrs.)
CHEM 161 Quantum Chemistry
CHEM 162 Thermodynamics & Kinetics
Biochemistry (4 cr. hrs)
PBIO 185 Survey of Biochemistry
PBIO 187 Survey of Biochemistry Laboratory
Supplemental Science Courses Minimum
12 cr. hrs.
Earth Science
Additional course in Biology, Earth Science or Physics if needed to reach total of 12 credits.
Minimum Total45 cr. hrs.

Mathematics prerequisites are as follows: MATH 021-Calculus I and MATH 022-Calculus II.

Students should check prerequisites for all Chemistry courses before enrolling. Careful curriculum planning with Professor Dwight Matthews (656-8114) in the Chemistry Department is strongly urged.

PRAXIS II Statement
Students completing Secondary Education Science (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics) majors must currently meet the passing scores set for the:

  • General Science PRAXIS II exam and
  • Specific science exam (Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Physics

Passing scores in these PRAXIS II exams are required for licensure in VT. While these tests are currently one hour tests, beginning in September 2007, the PRAXIS II tests for Biology, Chemistry and Physics will be replaced with two hour tests. The Earth Science will not change at that time and will be the same one hour test it has been.

Revised Summer 2010

Last modified April 04 2012 11:54 AM