Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science—Chemistry – Teacher Education Option

All students seeking the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with the Teacher Education Option must complete I, II, and III.D below, and the foreign language/global issues requirement for the major#. The minimum semester hour requirement for the baccalaureate degree is 121 s.h.

In accordance with the Illinois State Board of Education licensure rules, all candidates seeking teacher licensure are required by Western Illinois University to obtain a grade of “C” or better in all directed General Education courses, all core courses, and all courses in the option. Note a “C-” is below a “C”.

  1. University General Education and College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum Requirements: 55 s.h.
    Except Teacher Education students must complete the University General Education Curriculum Requirements—43 s.h. (p. 71)
  2. Core Courses: 22 s.h.
    CHEM 201*, 202*, 241, 331, 332, 341
  1. Options of Study (select A, B, C, or D)
    D.    Science/Chemistry—Teacher Education
    1. Special Courses: 43 s.h.
      1. CHEM 370 or 374 or 375; 342#; 401; 482†: 15 s.h.
      2. BIOL 101*, 281, 481: 8 s.h.
      3. GEOL 110*: 4 s.h.
      4. PHYS 211*, 213: 8 s.h.
      5. BIOL/GEOL 181; PHYS/GEOG 182: 8 s.h.
    2. Science Electives: 0 s.h.
      Additional courses in Biology (BIOL, BOT, MICR, ZOOL), Chemistry, Geology, Geography, or Physics
    3. Other: 42 s.h. (Teacher Education and Math Requirements)
      1. MATH 133*, 134*: 8 s.h.
      2. EDUC 239, 339, 439, 469: 3 s.h.
      3. EIS 202, 301, 303 (2 s.h.), 304 (1), 305, 401: 13 s.h.
      4. ENG 366: 2 s.h.
      5. SPED 210 and 390: 4 s.h.
      6. STCH 480: 12 s.h.

# The foreign language/global issues graduation requirement may be fulfilled by successfully completing one of the following: 1) a designated foreign language requirement [see Foreign Language/Global Issues Requirement]; 2) a General Education global issues course; 3) any major’s discipline-specific global issues course (including CHEM 342); or 4) an approved Study Abroad program.
* University General Education course. 10–16 s.h. may count toward the Natural Sciences/ Mathematics requirement.
† CHEM 482 fulfills the Writing Instruction in the Discipline WID graduation requirement for the Science/Chemistry—Teacher Education option.