Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Chemistry (Secondary Education; Teacher Certification in Chemistry, Grades Seven through Twelve, with Double Major in B.S. Education)

Minimum required: 123 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.
  2. In addition to this chemistry major and general education core requirements, students must also complete 33 hours in a double major with the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Education (Secondary Education Teacher Certification) which includes: 
    Education Foundations
    CI 2310Education for Change3
    CI 3325Adolescents and Society3
    CI 4332Secondary Teaching: Curriculum and Technology3
    Teaching and Learning
    CI 3340Teaching for Linguistic Diversity3
    CI 4343Instructional Strategies for the Secondary Teacher3
    CI 4370Building Relationships in the Secondary Classroom3
    CI 4372Teaching in Communities3
    RDG 3323Teaching Literacies in the Content Areas3
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities3
    Clinical Practice
    EDST 4681Clinical Teaching 7-126
  3. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  4. Students entering Texas State with fewer than 16 credit hours completed after high school graduation will be required to take US 1100. All others will be exempt from taking this course. Students may be required to earn an additional elective to reach the 120 minimum total credit hour requirement for the awarding of a degree.
  5. Nine credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  6. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have an Overall GPA of at least 2.75, as well as grades of “C” or better in all courses within the Major(s), Teaching Field(s), Certification area(s), and/or in the Education Minor.
  7. If two years of the same foreign language were taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required. In the absence of such high school language, two semesters of the same modern language must be taken at the college level.
  8. All students seeking teacher certification must apply for and be admitted to the Educator Preparation Program in order to enroll in education coursework and student teaching in the Junior and Senior years. Refer to the requirements for Admittance to the Educator Preparation Program through the Office of Educator Preparation.    (Hyperlink is
  9. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

  10. For transfer students, 6 semester credit hours in Curriculum and Instruction and Special Education may be transferred from a Texas public institution of higher education for the Associate of Arts in Teaching Field of Study and be applied to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Education at Texas State University. More information about the Field of Study is available in the Academic Policies section of this catalog. The transferable Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) is listed below the Texas State University course number in the following course list.
    CI 2310Education for Change (CI ELNA)3
    TCCN: EDUC 1301
    SPED 4344Educating Students with Mild Disabilities (CI ELNA)3
    TCCN: EDUC 2301

 Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 11411CHEM 11421Summer I: 
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 1342 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3CHEM 21411
MATH 2471 (Mathematics Component Code 020)4MATH 2472 (Component Area Code 090/092)4CHEM 23413
US 11001PHYS 2325
PHYS 2125 (TCCN PHYS 2325 & PHYS 2125)
4Summer II: 
Communication Component Code 0103Communication Component Code 0103CHEM 21421
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 CHEM 23423
 15 15 8
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CHEM 33303CHEM 33403Summer I: 
CHEM 34104CHEM 32452Government / Policical Science Component Code 0703
PHYS 2326
PHYS 2126 (Component Area Option Code 090/093 [TCCN PHYS 2326 and 2126])
4American History Component Code 0603Summer II: 
CI 23103Creative Arts Component Code 0503Government / Political Science Component Code 0703
 American History Component Code 0603 
 14 14 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
CHEM 33413CHEM 43413 
CHEM 43313CHEM 42412 
CHEM 42312Block I:9 
CHEM 42952  
Education Core:6  
 16 14 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
Block II:9Clinical Practice: Student Teaching6 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803  
CHEM 43753  
 15 6 
Total Hours: 123