Jul 04, 2022
100-105 S.H. (no minor required)
2.5 GPA required in chemistry major, 2.75 GPA required overall for Teacher Licensure Program.
Teaching Options in Chemistry
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.
Required Courses (60-65 S.H.)
Chemistry - CHEM (44-49 S.H.)
Organic Chemistry (4 or 9 S.H.)
Research Path (3 S.H.)
Students may choose to pursue a research path under the direction of a research advisor.
Mathematics - MATH (8 S.H.)
Teacher Education Licensure Program Information
Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. This process is competitive; the number of students admitted each semester is limited. Admission is based on grades (2.75 GPA), passing Basic Skills Exams and other measures. For more information on this Admission process, visit the Teacher Education Program Admissions page.
All Winona State University Teacher Education Licensure Programs are continuously updated to reflect new licensure requirements from the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Please contact your program advisor 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.
Professional Education Sequence (36 S.H.)
Note: Teacher education majors must complete all Professional Education Sequence courses in addition to content area courses. Refer to Teacher Education Licensure Programs for more information.
- EDFD 401 and 461 must be taken concurrently
- EDFD 421 and 441 must be taken concurrently
- EDFD 459 and 462 must be taken concurrently
Student Teaching (12 S.H.)
Wisconsin Licensure Note
Students applying for Wisconsin Licensure are required to earn 16 S.H. of Student Teaching.
Chemistry Electives (4 S.H.)
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement
✪ = Civic Engagement and Service Learning