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Connected Degree

Science Education: Chemistry/Physics

to B.A. Chemistry Education

An opportunity to gain an associate degree from Delaware Tech and a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware.


Delaware Tech has established agreements with four-year colleges and universities that connect Delaware Tech associate degree programs with bachelor's degree programs to create smooth transfer opportunities for you. These Connected Degree programs enable you to complete your associate degree and then transfer to a four-year degree program as a junior.


Delaware Tech's Science Education Associate Degree prepares students for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program that leads to a teaching career in high school physics or chemistry. The program provides rigorous science course work as well as field experience in a secondary school setting. Upon completion of your associate degree, you can work as a paraeducator in the school system. Upon completion of your bachelor's degree, you can work as a high school chemistry or physics teacher. The University of Delaware's Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry Education Program prepares high school teachers with a strong liberal arts and content background to teach high school science. The program is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Students complete the requirements for a Liberal Arts degree, a major in their content area and the professional education courses. On completing the program requirements, students will receive the University of Delaware's endorsement for teaching certification. High school teaching is a rewarding career with multiple opportunities in and outside of the classroom. Program graduates have positions in school districts across the United States, from California to Maine and Florida.


By completing your associate degree at Delaware Tech, you'll receive excellent instruction in small classes at a campus close to home. Delaware Tech's affordable tuition can reduce the overall cost of your college education, making the completion of your bachelor's degree more manageable.


Refer to the Connected Degree curriculum (on the reverse side of this page) for the sequence of courses needed to complete this program. Call Delaware Tech and let us help you follow the path to your bachelor's degree.


Suggested Course Sequence

Science Education: Chemistry/Physics
B.A. Chemistry Education
First Semester (Fall)CR
EDC115Nature of Science1
PSY121General Psychology3
MAT281Calculus I4
CHM150Chemical Principles I5
Second Semester (Spring)
PSY127Human Development3
PHY205General Physics I or4
PHY281Physics I with Calculus4
MAT282Calculus II4
EDC100Professional Prep: Praxis I1
CHM151Chemical Principles II5
Third Semester (Fall)
BIO150Biology I (Major Elective)4
SPA136Spanish Communication I4
PHY206General Physics II or4
PHY282Physics II with Calculus4
HIS111U.S. History: Pre-Civil War or3
HIS112U.S. History: Post-Civil War3
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ENG122Technical Writing/Communication^3
CHM240Organic Chemistry I (Major Elective)4
ECO111Macroeconomics or3
ECO122Microeconomics or3
SOC111Sociology I3
EDC260Educational Psychology3
Fifth Semester (Summer)CR
XXXXXXXGroup A Courses6
XXXXXXXGroup B Course3
Sixth Semester (Fall)
GEOL107General Geology4
CHEM214Elementary Biochemistry3
CHEM216Elementary Biochemistry Lab1
CHEM322Organic Chemistry4
XXXXXXXForeign Language Course4
Seventh Semester (Spring)
XXXXXXXGroup A Course*3
XXXXXXXForeign Language Course4
CHEM220Quantitative Analysis3
CHEM221Quantitative Analysis Lab1
CHEM437Instrumental Methods3
CHEM438Instrumental Methods Lab1
EDUC414Teaching Exceptional Adolescents3
Eighth Semester (Fall)
CHEM418Introductory Physical Chemistry I and3
CHEM445Physical Chemistry I Lab or1
CHEM443Physical Chemistry I and3
CHEM445Physical Chemistry I Lab1
EDUC419Diversity in Secondary Education3
SCEN491Teaching Science in Secondary Schools4
XXXXXXXGroup B Course3
EDUC420Reading in the Content Areas1
Ninth Semester (Spring)
EDUC400Student Teaching9
^Course must be taken in last semester of associate degree program to be accepted for second writing requirement.Students must pass PRAXIS I before taking methods courses and must have taken PRAXIS II before student teaching. To be eligible to student teach, Chemistry Education students must have a GPA of 2.75 in their chemistry major and an overall GPA of 2.5.
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry Education requires a minimum of 124 credits. Course sequencing may vary by semester. See your advisor. RDG 120, Critical Reading and Thinking, is a required DTCC course unless the student is exempt.
For more information contact:
Delaware Tech
Dover, DE: (302) 857-1248 Georgetown, DE: (302) 259-6596 Newark, DE: (302) 454-3909
University of Delaware
Newark, DE (302) 831-4546
This articulation agreement is subject to change based on Delaware Tech and senior institution curriculum changes. 06/2012