Degree Type: Teaching Endorsement
Upon graduating, students with a chemistry teaching endorsement will have developed a high level of problem solving ability, particularly with respect to laboratory problems, possess an extensive knowledge base in the areas of inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry, demonstrate an ability to communicate scientific information in a written format in a coherent fashion, demonstrate an ability to present scientific information in the classroom, demonstrate knowledge of the organization of scientific literature and ability to collect and organize such information, and possess a historical appreciation for some of the major developments in the field.
A presentation of the basic principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular properties, and properties of gases, liquids and solids. Read more »
An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will include investigations of stoichiometry, gas properties and calorimetry. Read more »
A utilization of the basic principles of chemistry learned in CHEM 111 in complex chemical systems. Included are solution properties, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Read more »
An introduction of experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will include investigations of acids and bases, redox reactions, equilibrium and kinetics. Read more »
This integrated lecture and laboratory course in analytical chemistry develops the theory and experimental procedures necessary to determine exact amounts of analytes present in commonly occurring situations. Read more »
An integrated lecture and laboratory experience, this course will focus on the use of modern instrumentation for chemical analysis. The theory and practice of common modes of chemical separations are examined along with various forms of spectroscopy culminating in an integrated hands-on study using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Read more »
An examination of the structures, properties and reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols and ethers. General reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry are also discussed. Read more »
Experimental work involving the synthesis, separation and identification of organic compounds, including the use of gas-liquid chromatography. Read more »
An examination of the structures, properties and reactions of aromatic compounds and organic compounds containing oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur. Biological applications and multistep synthesis are also studied. Read more »
A continuation of CHEM 337L, spectrophotometric methods are included. Read more »
A study of the methods, tools, and techniques used in teaching high school chemistry. With departmental approval Read more »
A study of the molecules found in living organisms, emphasizing the relationship of their structure to their function. Also examined are the methods used to separate and characterize these molecules. Read more »
Experimental treatment of topics covered in CHEM 442. Read more »
A study of the theoretical treatment of the physical processes which govern chemical behavior. Topics include thermodynamics and equilibrium. Read more »
CHEM 445L Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 1 sem. hr. Experimental treatment of those topics which are covered in CHEM 445. Read more »
All students seeking a 7-12 teaching endorsement must complete standard secondary education requirements.
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