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
EDC 115 Nature of Science 1
ENG 121 Composition 3
PSY 121 General Psychology 3
MAT 281 Calculus I 4
CHM 150 Chemical Principles I 5
Second Semester (Spring)
PSY 127 Human Development 3
PHY 205 General Physics I or 4
PHY 281 Physics I with Calculus 4
MAT 282 Calculus II 4
EDC 100 Professional Prep: Praxis I 1
CHM 151 Chemical Principles II 5
Third Semester (Fall)
BIO 150 Biology I (Major Elective) 4
SPA 136 Spanish Communication I 4
PHY 206 General Physics II or 4
PHY 282 Physics II with Calculus 4
HIS 111 U.S. History: Pre-Civil War or 3
HIS 112 U.S. History: Post-Civil War 3
Fourth Semester (Spring)
ENG 122 Technical Writing/Communication^ 3
CHM 240 Organic Chemistry I (Major Elective) 4
ECO 111 Macroeconomics or 3
ECO 122 Microeconomics or 3
SOC 111 Sociology I 3
EDC 260 Educational Psychology 3
Fifth Semester (Summer) CR
XXXX XXX Group A Courses 6
XXXX XXX Group B Course 3
Sixth Semester (Fall)
GEOL 107 General Geology 4
CHEM 214 Elementary Biochemistry 3
CHEM 216 Elementary Biochemistry Lab 1
CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry 4
XXXX XXX Foreign Language Course 4
Seventh Semester (Spring)
XXXX XXX Group A Course* 3
XXXX XXX Foreign Language Course 4
CHEM 220 Quantitative Analysis 3
CHEM 221 Quantitative Analysis Lab 1
CHEM 437 Instrumental Methods 3
CHEM 438 Instrumental Methods Lab 1
EDUC 414 Teaching Exceptional Adolescents 3
Eighth Semester (Fall)
CHEM 418 Introductory Physical Chemistry I and 3
CHEM 445 Physical Chemistry I Lab or 1
CHEM 443 Physical Chemistry I and 3
CHEM 445 Physical Chemistry I Lab 1
EDUC 419 Diversity in Secondary Education 3
SCEN 491 Teaching Science in Secondary Schools 4
XXXX XXX Group B Course 3
EDUC 420 Reading in the Content Areas 1
Ninth Semester (Spring)
EDUC 400 Student Teaching 9
^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