Jun 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

TSAP in Chemistry Teaching (Dual Degree)

We are excited that you are pursuing a secondary teaching degree.  At PFW, we offer secondary teaching licenses in collaboration with several different content areas.  We do this through a Dual Degree program.  This means that each student earns a degree in the content area as well as a separate degree in Secondary Education.  Even though it is a dual degree program, we accept all 63 credits from the Ivy Tech Community College (or Vincennes University) TSAP program and only require 60 credits at PFW to complete degrees in Chemistry and Secondary Education.

At the time you are admitted to PFW, you will declare your majors with the Department of Chemistry and the School of Education.

Program Requirements

  1. Completion of the TSAP in Secondary Education - Chemistry A.S. degree is required for admission to the TSAP dual degree.
  2. No courses beyond the requirements for TSAP A.S. degree are required for admission to the B.S. in Chemistry program.  For admission to professional education, a minimum 2.70 cumulative GPA (PFW) as well as a 2.70 cumulative GPA in your major course work with at least 50% completed in major is required.
  3. For graduation, a 3.00 cumulative GPA and 3.00 major GPA are required. 
  4. All students in the B.S. with majors in Chemistry and Secondary Education are expected to meet the same student learning outcomes and program requirements. Additional program requirements exist for all students in the B.S. with a major in Chemistry and the B.S.Ed in Secondary Education.  Please see program pages for additional details. 
  5. You are responsible for satisfying the graduation requirements specified for each degree program.  Thus, it is essential that you develop a thorough understanding of the required courses, academic policies and procedures governing your academic career.  All requests for exceptions to specific requirements must be made in writing and may be granted only by written approval from the appropriate chairs or deans.
  6. List of Major courses and supporting courses required at PFW; total credits in program = 123.

TSAP in Chemistry Teaching 2-Year Plan :

Chemistry Core: Credits 33

  • CHM 19400    Freshman Chemistry Orientation (1 cr)
  • CHM 24100    Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry (4 cr)
  • CHM 28000    Chemical Literature (1 cr)
  • CHM 32100    Analytical Chemistry I (4 cr)
  • CHM 34200    Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr)
  • CHM 37600    Physical Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr)
  • CHM 38300    Physical Chemistry (4 cr)
  • CHM 38400    Physical Chemistry (2 cr)
  • CHM 42400    Analytical Chemistry II (4 cr)
  • CHM 49600    Senior Seminar I (0 cr)
  • CHM 49700    Senior Seminar II (1 cr)
  • MA 26100    Multivariate Calculus (4 cr)
  • General Education C.8 (3 cr)

Education Core: Credits 27

  • EDU 30600     Teaching Students with Special Needs in the Secondary Classroom (3 cr)
  • EDU 40500     The Middle and Junior HIgh School (3 cr) and EDU 30100   Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr)
  • EDU 40101     Critical Reading in the Content Area (3 cr) and EDU 40100   Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr)
  • EDU 44900     Methods of Teaching Science in the Secondary Schools (3 cr)
  • EDU 47500     Adolescent Development and Classroom Management (3 cr)
  • EDU 48000     Student Teaching in the Secondary School (12 cr)
  • EDU 40100     Laboratory/Field Experience (0 cr)