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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry - ACS Chemistry (Teaching) (CHCT) - BT Major

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95-99 credits (no minor required)

2.5 GPA required in chemistry major, 2.75 GPA required overall for Teacher Licensure Program.

Letter grade required in all major courses unless otherwise noted.


The Chemistry Department, in cooperation with other science departments and the College of Education, has developed a Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB)-approved program. Students should be aware that the program described below may continue to change as the PELSB 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 PELSB-approved degree.

Successful completion of the Chemistry Teaching program will enable a student to apply for a 9-12 high school chemistry upon achieving passing grade in student teaching. 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.

ACS Chemistry Teaching Major Map   

Required Courses (46 credits)

Organic Chemistry & Elective (8 credits)

Research Path (3 credits)

Students must choose a research path under the direction of a research advisor.

Other Requirements (16 credits)

Mathematics (8 credits)

Teacher Education Licensure Program

Students must be admitted to the Teacher Education Unit before taking Professional Education courses. 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 Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board. Please contact your program academic advisor for the latest information about program requirements.

Criteria required before completing online application:

  • 30 college level credits completed with no more than 4 credits of pass/no credit
  • Cumulative G.P.A. of at least ≥ 2.75 based on 30 most recent credits including all credits per semester
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level writing course (ENG 111  if taken at WSU)
  • B grade or better in a 3-credit college level speech course (CMST 191  or CMST 192  if taken at WSU)
  • C grade or better in a 3-credit college level math course (MATH 202  is required for Elementary and Early Childhood majors)
  • Early Clinical experience; clinical hours ≥ 15 hours: Complete 15 hours of experience working with children post high school graduation

Professional Education Sequence (33 credits)

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

State Licensure Note

Minnesota Licensure requires 12 credits of Student Teaching. Wisconsin Licensure requires 16 credits of Student Teaching which can be earned with one semester of student teaching.


◎ = Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

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