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

August 22, 2018

Classes Begin on Plainview...

Classes Begin on Plainview Campus
All Day Plainview Campus

August 29, 2018

CONVOCATION CHAPEL

Convocation ChapelHarral Auditorium11:00am Classes will be dismissed at 10:30am to allow time for all to arrive at the Harral. Administration, Fa...
11am - 12pm, Harral Auditorium

April 12, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211) 
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center - Room 211

April 26, 2019

Honors Luncheon

Honors LuncheonUniversity Center, Room 211 (UC211)
12pm - 1:30pm, University Center, Room 211