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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry - Physical Science (Teaching) (CPST) - BT Major

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106-110 S. H. (No Minor Required)

Teaching Options In Chemistry

Note:  All Winona State University teacher education programs are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor and refer to the Teacher Education Addendum  for the latest information about program requirements whether you are (1) applying to a teacher education program, or (2) currently enrolled in a teacher education program.

The Chemistry Department, in cooperation with other science departments and the College of Education, has developed a Minnesota Board of Teaching (BOT)-approved program. Students should be aware that the program described below may continue to change as the BOT considers changes to the Science Licensure Programs. Students will need to work closely with their academic advisor to ensure that they will be able to graduate with a BOT-approved degree.

Successful completion of the Chemistry Teaching program will enable a student to apply for 9-12 high school chemistry. Successful completion of the Physical Science Teaching program will enable a student to apply for licensure in both 9-12 high school chemistry and 9-12 high school physics upon achieving passing scores on the Minnesota Teacher Licensure Examination (MTLE) basic skills, content, and pedagogy tests. The major meets Minnesota teacher certification requirements. Wisconsin certification requires minor modifications. Students preparing for certification in other states should consult with the department to learn of any necessary modifications.

Academic Requirements

  1. Students must have and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 to be admitted to and continue in the Teacher Education program.
  2. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 in all courses completed in the declared major.
  3. College graduates are required to complete the courses listed under the respective options.

Professional Education Sequence

Teaching majors must apply for admission to the Teacher Education Program before they can enroll in Professional Education Sequence courses. Teaching majors must take all courses in the Professional Education Sequence in addition to the courses in the content area listed below. For more information about teacher education admission requirements, see “Teacher Education Licensure Programs ” section.

Required Courses (59 S.H.)

Other Requirements (47-50 S.H.)


  • EFRT 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
  • EFRT 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently

Education: Student Teaching - EDST (12-16 S.H.)

Health, Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences - HERS (3 S.H.)

Mathematics - MATH (11 S.H.)

Special Education - SPED (3 S.H.)


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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