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Jennifer Bonetti '11

Jennifer is a chemistry major with a forensic science concentration and a love for the performing arts.

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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Personalized attention
  • Average class size <20
  • Women's leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor

Chemistry Co-Major with Secondary Education

Would you like to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for science with middle school and high school students? The chemistry major with a co-major in secondary education will prepare you as a professional educator to meet the many challenges of the 21st century classroom, teaching chemistry in grades 7-12.

You will be instructed and mentored by a highly qualified faculty: All full-time and adjunct faculty members in the education department at Cedar Crest are teacher scholars with a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in K-12 classrooms. This degree program is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

Required Courses

 

  • CHE 111 Chemical Principles 4 credits
  • CHE 112 Chemical Equilibrium and Analysis 4 credits
  • CHE 205 Organic Chemistry I 4 credits
  • CHE 206 Organic Chemistry II 4 credits
  • CHE 300 Technical Information 3 credits
  • CHE 302 Instrumental Analysis 4 credits
  • CHE 307 Biochemistry I 4 credits
  • CHE 320 Environmental Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHE 331 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
  • CHE 335 Physical Chemistry 4 credits
  • CHE 360 Chemistry Safety/Nuclear Chemistry 2 credits

Plus the following cognate courses:

  • BIO 121 Principles of Biology I 4 credits
  • BIO 122 Principles of Biology II 4 credits
  • MAT 141 Calculus I 3 credits
  • MAT 142 Calculus II 3 credits
  • MAT 210 Probability and Statistics 3 credits
  • PHY 101 Introductory College Physics I 4 credits
  • PHY 102 Introductory College Physics II 4 credits

Requirements for the Secondary Education Co-Major

  • EDU 100 Perspectives on Middle Level and Secondary Education 3 credits
  • EDU 102 Educational Psychology 3 credits
  • EDU 150 Educational Planning 3 credits
  • EDU 151 Field Experience I 1 credit
  • EDU 207 Technology for Educators 3 credits (Biology, and Chemistry majors are exempted)
  • EDU 214 Adolescent Literacy 3 credits
  • EDU 215 Field Experience II: Middle Level and Secondary 1 credit
  • EDU 346 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences for Secondary Science and Mathematics 3 credits
    or
    EDU 347 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences for Secondary Social Studies 3 credits
    or
    EDU 348 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences for Secondary English 3 credits
    or
    EDU 349 Curriculum, Assessment and Learning Experiences for K-12 World Language 3 credits
  • EDU 350 Field Experience III: Secondary 1 credit
  • EDU 351 Assessment I 3 credits
  • EDU 352 Assessment II 3 credits
  • EDU 359 Teaching the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 3 credits
  • SPE 243 The Exceptional Child 3 credits
  • SPE 245 Field Experience IV 1 credit
  • SPE 320 Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities 3 credits
  • SPE 344 Adaptations, Modifications, and Assistive Technology for the Exceptional Child 3 credits
    or
    SPE 250 Subject Area Content Access for Students with Learning Disabilities 3 credits
  • EDU 373 Student Teaching: Secondary Schools 9 credits
  • EDU 374 Professional Education Seminar 3 credits

Other Required Courses:

  • MAT-XXX 3 credits
  • MAT-XXX 3 credits
  • WRI-100 3 credits
  • ENG-XXX [ Any American or British Literature course] 3 credits