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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry BA/Chemistry Adolescence Education EdM

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Undergraduate Course Requirements

Other Required Courses (26-27 credits)

Graduate Course Requirements**

Chemistry Adolescence Education Core (27 credits)

  • LAI 533 - Science Instruction Topics
  • LAI 534 - Measurement and Evaluation in Science Instruction OR LAI 515 Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning
  • LAI 552 - Middle Childhood/Adolescent Literacy Methods
  • LAI 595 - Supervised Teaching II
  • LAI 619 - Methods for Teaching Science (Grades 5-12)
  • LAI 667 - Field Experience
  • LAI 668 - Supervised Teaching I
  • LAI 674 - Seminar in Teaching
  • LAI 698 - Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Classrooms

Four Chemistry Electives (12 credits)

Advisor approved 500 level science and/or science education electives offered through the College of Arts and Sciences or the Graduate School of Education and/or: LAI 531, LAI 532, LAI 535, LAI 637, LAI 639

Culminating Experience (1 credit)

  • LAI 700 - Capstone


* Dual listed with a graduate course and satisfies both undergraduate and graduate requirements.

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 61-62

Additional Degree Requirements Include:

  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • 16 credits of Education Core*

Total Credits Required for Major: 106-107

Total Graduate Credits Required for Degree: 40

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 146-147

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

To progress to the graduate portion of the program, students must maintain a 3.000 GPA, earn a “C” grade or higher in content courses (courses in the undergraduate major); earn a “B-” or better in all education coursework (courses that begin with CEP, ELP, and LAI), and complete an interview in the Office of Educator Preparation. Students must complete these progression points by March of year three of the bachelor’s program to be eligible to register for graduate level coursework. No formal application is required for graduate school.

Transfer Credit Policy

Transfer students must complete a minimum of 8 credit hours of UB Chemistry department courses to receive the B.A. degree.

Program Distinction

A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 18

Third Year Fall

Total Credits: 19

Third Year Spring

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Year Fall

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Year Spring

Total Credits: 12

Fifth Year Fall

  • LAI 667TUT - Field Experience Credits: 3
  • LAI 668TUT - Supervised Teaching I Credits: 3
  • LAI 698SEM - Instructional Strategies in Inclusive Classrooms Credits: 3

Total Credits: 9

Fifth Year Spring

  • LAI 595TUT - Supervised Teaching II Credits: 3
  • LAI 534LEC - Meas & Eval of STEM Instr OR LAI 515LEC Action Research to Improve Teaching and Learning Credits: 3
  • LAI 674TUT - Seminar in Teaching Credits: 3
  • LAI 700 - Capstone Credits: 1

Total Credits: 10

Total Credits Required: 147

Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes

Students in the combined program will complete the same learning outcomes as for the Chemistry BA degree. In addition, graduates of the Chemistry Education EdM program will:

  • Demonstrate subject specific content expertise that supports effective teaching in the field.
  • Create inclusive learning environments to meet individual differences in a caring, culturally responsive, and professional manner. 
  • Construct relevant and rigorous curricula that include critical assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Design, develop, and evaluate learning experiences that maximize the use of digital and interactive technologies.
  • Promote the application of research and evidence-based practices in diverse settings throughout their teaching careers.
  • Remain intellectually curious, continually updating their knowledge and skills to ensure ongoing excellence in teaching.


(HEGIS: 19.05 CHEMISTRY-GEN-NO BIOCHEM, CIP40.0501 Chemistry, General)


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