Chemistry and Physical Science (Grades 7th - 12th), B.S.

Program Locations

Chemistry and Physical Science Education (grades 7-12), B.S. is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The chemistry and physical science education degree is an interdisciplinary program that requires study in both the School of Education and the School of Math and Sciences. Student completing the program are qualified to test for Texas state teaching certification that allows them to teach physical science courses in the 7th through 12th grades.

The chemistry and physical science education degree program provides students opportunities to gain experience from tutoring or assistant teaching, as well as extensive training through field-based observation. To best prepare for a career in the classroom, chemistry and physical science majors often prepare and deliver unit presentations in class.

To help them fully embrace the interdisciplinary nature of the chemistry and physical science education program, majors enhance their learning experience through membership in the student organizations of both the School of Education and the School of Math and Sciences.     

Students seeking a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and physical science education will complete 50 hours of upper-level study compiled from professional education courses like Classroom Management and field-specific studies such as Geochemistry, Physics, and Laboratory Safety.

Requirements

A Chemistry and Physical Science Education, B.S. requires 124 semester hours. The major is specifically for teacher education and requires 42 semester hours in the major, 23 of which are upper level. Students must pass the state content area physical science (grades 6-12) test prior to clinical teaching.

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Faculty

The School of Math and Science has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Organizations

  • TAS -- Texas Academy of Science
  • Promotes research and scholarly activities among students.
  • Hosts an annual statewide meeting for active, university chapters.
  • Encourages conservation and wildlife preservation through partnerships with local agencies.

Careers

  • Secondary Teacher
  • Public Health Education
  • Chemical Safety and Health
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Technical Sales and Marketing
  • Laboratory Management
  • Public Information and Outreach

School of Math and Science Events

February 24, 2021

Chapel - Dananai Gardner, R...

ChapelSpeaker - Dananai Gardner, Racism in America More details to come, please check email.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

February 26, 2021

Clinical Teaching first rot...

Clinical Teaching
All Day Plainview Campus

March 1, 2021

Clinical Teaching Second ro...

Clinical Teaching second rotation begins
All Day Plainview Campus

March 3, 2021

Chapel - Willson Lectures

ChapelWillson Lectures - speaker, Ernie Stevens More details to come, please check email for further information.
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 5, 2021

Midterm Deficiency Reports...

Midterm deficience reports are due.
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 10, 2021

Chapel - Creation Care

ChapelCreation Care
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 11, 2021

Third of Four Tuition and F...

Third of four (4) tuition and fees payments due for Spring 2021 Term
All Day Plainview Campus

March 17, 2021

Chapel - David Foster - Bib...

ChapelDavid Foster - Biblical Character, Samson
11am - 12pm, Plainview Campus

March 19, 2021

Last Day to Officially Drop...

Today is the last day to officially drop or withdraw with a "W".Be sure to see the University Registrar's office for details on what paperwork need...
8am - 4pm, Plainview Campus

March 21, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session registration ends.
All Day All Wayland Campuses

March 22, 2021

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week S...

WBUonline Spring 2 8-week session begins.
All Day All Wayland Campuses

March 24, 2021

No Class Day - Face-to-face...

No class dayFace-to-face classes will not meetOffices will be open
All Day Plainview Campus