Department of Chemistry



Education Option

The demand for qualified science and math teachers in today's technology based society is ever increasing. The chemistry education option will allow students to earn the B.S. in chemistry and then apply to the one year professional certification program offered through the School of Education. The option will also prepare students to enter the Master of Arts in Teaching Program (MAT) here at the University of Pittsburgh.  Students also need to take the PRAXIS I: Reading, Writing, Mathematics exam prior to applying for admission to the certification program. Application forms are available in 5500 Posvar Hall.

Courses (13 credits)

A. BIOSC 0050/0150 Foundations of Biology I and Lab (4 credits)

B. PSYED 1001 or 1003* Educational Psy or Adolescent Psy (3 credits)

C. I and L 1580 Foundations of Special Education  (3 credits)

D. A course in Biochemistry, Environmental Science or Geochemistry (3 credits)


NOTE: PHYS 0110, 0111, 0212 are acceptable alternatives to PHYS 0174, 0175, and 0219 for this option.