Chemistry with Teacher Certification, B.A.


  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0.
  • A minimum of B- or better on all education courses
  • Passing scores on the Praxis CORE, or 560 verbal, 540 Math on the SAT, or 23 or higher on the ACT, or 155 verbal, 156 quantitative on the GRE.

Passing scores on the Praxis CORE Academic Skills for Educators Tests, as of 9/1/19:

  • Math Test #5733         Passing Score 150
  • Reading Test #5712    Passing Score 156
  • Writing Test #5722     Passing Score 162

Students who meet the score levels below are not required to take the Praxis CORE:

SAT Scores

  • If taken before 4/1/1995: Math 520, Reading 480
  • If taken between 4/1/1995 to 2/28/2016: Math 540, Reading 560
  • If taken on or after 3/1/2016: Math 570, 610 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing or 30 Reading Section

ACT Scores

  • If taken before 8/28/1989: Math 23, English 20
  • If taken on or after 8/28/1989: Math 23, English 23

GRE Scores

  • If taken before 8/1/2011: Quantitative 720, Verbal 530
  • If taken on or after 8/1/2011: Quantitative 156, Verbal 155

For more information on Praxis exams:


  • Completion of NJCU General Education requirements or equivalent
  • Successful completion of major in intended content area
  • Passing scores on appropriate Praxis II Exam
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Successful completion of clinical experience and clinical practice (student teaching)

This includes successful submission of the performance assessment, edTPA, as required by the New Jersey Department of Education.

Note: For the most updated information on this teaching certification program, students are directed to contact the College of Education as changes may have occurred since publication.

CHEM 105General Chemistry I Lecture3
CHEM 1105General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory2
CHEM 106General Chemistry II Lecture3
CHEM 1106General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory2
CHEM 207Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2207Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 208Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 2208Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
CHEM 205Analytical Chemistry Lec3
CHEM 2205Analytical Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 316Instrumental Analysis, Lecture3
CHEM 3316Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Laboratory2
CHEM 305Physical Chemistry I3
CHEM 307Biochemistry I4
CHEM 405Seminar1
CHEM 416Inorganic Chemistry3
Required Supported courses in Mathematics & Physics
MATH 192Calculus and Analytic Geometry I4
MATH 193Calculus and Analytic Geometry II4
Select eight credits as one of the following sequences of Physics courses:8
Sequence I:
PHYS 140Principles of Physics I - Lecture3
PHYS 1140Principles of Physics I - Laboratory and recitation1
PHYS 141Principles of Physics II - Lecture3
PHYS 1141Principles of Physics II - Laboratory and Recitation1
Sequence II:
PHYS 130College Physics I (Lecture)3
PHYS 1130Physics I Recitation & Laboratory1
PHYS 131Physics II (Lecture)3
PHYS 1131Physics II Recitation & Laboratory1
Select a minimum of three credits from the following courses:3
CHEM 220Environmental Chemistry4
CHEM 306Physical Chemistry II, Lecture3
CHEM 308Biochemistry II4
CHEM 401Medicinal Chemistry3
CHEM 412Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 414Advanced Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 420Food Chemistry4
CHEM 425Nanomaterial and Microelectronic Fabrication3
CHEM 435Materials Chemistry3
Required General Studies Program Courses
MATH 215Problem Solving in Mathematics 13
LTED 160Languages of Power and Social Justice 23
BIOL 224The Human Body3
or BIOL 225 Human Sexual Biology
or BIOL 106 Practical Nutrition
Required Education Courses 3
Phase I:
EDU 280Challenges in Urban Education3
LTED 230Focus: Reading Language & Literacy3
Phase II:
EDU 330Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning3
EDU 371Grades 7-12 Methods/Materials3
Phase III: Courses should be taken concurrently; offered fall semester only
LTED 370Secondary:Reading & Language Workshop2
EDU 3372Methods and Materials of Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools3
EDU 331Clinical Practice I2
Phase IV:
EDU 470Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar2
EDU 480Clinical Practice II8
EDU 485Classroom Management and Assessment Internship Seminar2
Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Credits
ENGL 101
English Composition I
or English Composition I for English as a Second Language Students
MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
BIOL 225 Human Sexual Biology 3
BIOL 224 The Human Body 3
BIOL 106 Practical Nutrition 3
Semester 2
ENGL 102 English Composition II 4
INTD 180 Computers Tools for Science and Math 3
MATH 215 Problem Solving in Mathematics 3
General Education Tier II course 3
General Education Tier II course 3
Semester 1
PHYS 130 College Physics I (Lecture) 3
PHYS 1130 Physics I Recitation & Laboratory 1
MATH 192 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 4
CHEM 105 General Chemistry I Lecture 3
CHEM 1105 General Chemistry I Recitation/Laboratory 2
EDU 280 Challenges in Urban Education 3
LTED 230 Focus: Reading Language & Literacy 3
Semester 2
PHYS 131 Physics II (Lecture) 3
PHYS 1131 Physics II Recitation & Laboratory 1
MATH 193 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 4
CHEM 106 General Chemistry II Lecture 3
CHEM 1106 General Chemistry II Recitation/Laboratory 2
General Education Tier III Capstone course 3
Semester 1
CHEM 207 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 2207 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 1
CHEM 305 Physical Chemistry I 3
EDU 330 Focus: Development, Behavior and Learning 3
EDU 371 Grades 7-12 Methods/Materials 3
Chemistry elective 3
Semester 2
CHEM 208 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 2208 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 1
CHEM 316 Instrumental Analysis, Lecture 3
CHEM 3316 Instrumental Methods of Analysis, Laboratory 2
CHEM 405 Seminar 1
CHEM 416 Inorganic Chemistry 3
CHEM 307 Biochemistry I 4
Semester 1
LTED 370 Secondary:Reading & Language Workshop 2
EDU 3372 Methods and Materials of Teaching Science in Middle and Secondary Schools 3
CHEM 205 Analytical Chemistry Lec 3
EDU 331 Clinical Practice I 2
CHEM 2205 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
Semester 2
EDU 470 Concurrent Student Teaching Seminar 2
EDU 480 Clinical Practice II 8
EDU 485 Classroom Management and Assessment Internship Seminar 2
 Total Credits125