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Adding a STEM Teaching program Minor to the BA will prepare students to teach chemistry at the high school level. The course work provides experiences in chemistry content and pedagogy including field experiences and addresses the Washington State competencies for Chemistry Teachers.
Students completing this major are required to demonstrate proficiency through a program portfolio prior to student teaching. Students who complete this major and receive a passing score on the NES exam for Chemistry will receive a WA State Chemistry Endorsement.
44 teaching credits + BS/BA in Chemistry. Certified to teach Chemistry in WA.
Recommended courses to take before transferring to CWU Chemistry:
As much math as possible, up to MATH 272. A full year of general chemistry with laboratories.
Recommended courses to take during your first term at CWU (assuming you have had the courses listed above):
A math course (depending on previous math courses taken and math placement test), organic chemistry (Chem 361), quantitative analysis with laboratory (Chem 332 and Chem 332lab), and physics with laboratory (Phys 111 and Phys 111lab or Phys 181 and Phys 181lab).
Beng and Antonio Moreno (CWU’s 2019 Distinguished Thesis Award Winner) publish three papers inGe Group Publishes In The Chemical Educator And ACS Omega
Yingbin Ge, Anna Le, Gregory J. Marquino, Phuc Q. Nguyen, Kollin Trujillo, Morgan Schimelfenig, and