Secondary Chemistry Content Pre-requisites

Students interested in teacher certification in Secondary Chemistry Education (grades 8-12) first complete a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry prior to entering the teacher certification program at the graduate level. Students must apply and be accepted into the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree program in order to complete teacher certification. Please review the admission requirements for the MAT program at the "how to apply" tab:

Those students who do not complete a major in this content area must complete prerequisite courses as indicated below to be eligible for application to the program. These prerequisite courses may be taken in post-baccalaureate status through the University of Louisville or through another accredited institution upon approval of an Education Advisor. An overall 2.50 grade point average is required for certification. Applicants who have remaining prerequisite, content courses should have an official transcript evaluation prior to enrolling in those courses.

  • MATH 109, Elementary Statistics (3 hours)
  • MATH 205, Calculus I (4 hours)
  • MATH 206, Calculus II (4 hours)
  • PHYS 221/223, Fundamentals of Physics I and Lab I (4 hours)
  • PHYS 222/224, Fundamentals of Physics II and Lab II (4 hours)
  • CHEM 201, General Chemistry I and CHEM 207/208 Labs (5 hours)
  • CHEM 202, General Chemistry II and CHEM 209/210 Labs (5 hours)
  • CHEM 341/343, Organic Chemistry I and Lab I (4 hours)
  • CHEM 342/344, Organic Chemistry II and Lab II (4 hours)
  • CHEM 441, Elements of Physical Chemistry (3 hours)
  • CHEM electives (9 hours) 300 level or above