(This POE applies to students entering fall 2016)

To graduate from Juniata with certification to teach chemistry in secondary school, a student must complete the following requirements:

Required Chemistry Core Courses: minimum credit hours = 59

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Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
CH 120 Chemistry Seminar 1      
CH 142 Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 corequisite CH 143 N  
CH 143 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory I 1 corequisite CH 142 N QS
CH 144 Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3 CH 142 or permission, corequisite CH 145 N  
CH 145 Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II 1 CH 143, corequisite CH 144 N QS
CH 222 Inorganic Chemistry (with laboratory) 4 co- or prerequisite CH 144 N  
CH 242 Integrated Chemistry: Organic 3 CH 144, corequisite CH 243 N  
CH 243 Intergrated Chemistry: Organic Laboratory 1 corequisite CH 242 N  
CH 252 Analytical Chemistry (with laboratory) 4 CH 144 N QS
CH 262 Organic Chemistry (with laboratory) 4 CH 242 N  
CH 342 Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry 3 CH 242 N  
CH 352 Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 242, PC 203, MA 230 N  
CH 354 Physical Chemistry II 3 CH 352 N  
CH 355 Physical Chemistry Laboratory 3 CH 352 N CW
CH 362 Chemical Synthesis 2 CH 222, CH 252, CH 262 N  
CH 372 Instrumental Methods 3 CH 252 N  
CH 432 Comprehensive Chemistry 1 Instructor permission N Q
MA 130 Calculus I 4   N QM
MA 230 Calculus II 4 MA 130 N QM
PC 202 Introductory Physics I 3 corequisite PC 202L & MA 130 N QM
PC 202L Physics Laboratory I 1 corequisite PC 202 N  
PC 203 Introductory Physics II 3 PC 202 & MA 130, corequisite PC 203L N QM
PC 203L Physics Lab II 1 corequisite PC 203 N  
Required Education Courses: total credit hours = 39 (26 upper level)
Course Number Title Credits Prerequisites Dist. Skills
ED 110 Foundations of Education 3 corequisite ED 111 S  
ED 111* Foundations of Education Field Experience 1 corequisite ED 110 S  
ED 130 Adolescent Development 3   S  
ED 201 Educational Technology 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S  
ED 240 Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities 3 ED 110 & ED 111 and ED 120 & ED 121 or ED 130 S  
ED 314 English Language Learners 1 ED 120 or ED 130 S  
ED 315 English Language Learners Practicum 1 ED 314 S  
ED 341* Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities 4 ED 110 & ED 111 & ED 240 S CW
ED 402 Content Area Literacy 1 ED 240 or permission S  
ED 420* General Secondary Methods 3 ED 341 and permission S  
ED 421 Secondary Methods and Math Methods 1 ED 341, corequisite ED 420 S  
ED 450** Student Teaching 14 ED 420, senior standing & permission, corequisite ED 451 S  
ED 451** Student Teaching Seminar 1 corequisite ED 450 S  

*There are field experiences in these courses. Students should take only one of these courses per semester. Allow a two-hour block of time for scheduled field experience twice a week.

**ED 450 & 451 (Student Teaching and Seminar) may be taken only in the FALL semester of the senior year. ED 450 requires students' full-time participation and no other courses may be taken during this semester without the education advisor's approval. Students must have reliable transportation. NOTE: It is imperative that students work closely with their advisors to meet all current certification requirements. All students are required to take six credits of English composition (or equivalent) and literature (or the equivalent) and two college level mathematics courses (or the equivalent) prior to being admitted to a certification program. See Section I of the Education Department Student Handbook for explanation of all certification requirements. Other requirements: Students should see Dr. Jones in the education department as soon as possible for information on requirements other than coursework that must be met for certification. Your chemistry advisor and Dr. Jones in the education department maintain the closest watch on the Pennsylvania requirements for teacher certification, and are thus the most appropriate choices to serve as the two academic advisors for students pursuing certification to teach chemistry in secondary school. NOTE: Students with scheduling difficulties (or who wish to spend the junior year abroad) might wish to consider postponing the professional semester (usually the first semester of the senior year) until after graduation. (Juniata graduates are charged only half tuition).

Total POE credit hours = 98 (48 upper level credit hours)
1 CW within the POE: CH 355 and ED 341

Possible schedule for a POE (regular start)

Year Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Freshman CH 120, Chemistry Seminar 1 CH 144, Integrated Chemistry: Principles II 3
  CH 142, Integrated Chemistry: Principles I 3 CH 145, Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory II 1
  CH 143, Integrated Chemistry: Principles Laboratory I 1 CH 222, Inorganic Chemistry 4
  MA 130, Calculus I 4 ED 110 & ED 111, Foundations of ED & Practicum 4
  EN 110, College Writing Seminar 4 MA 230, Calculus II 4
  IT 100, Information Access 1    
  ED 130, Adolescent Development 3    
    17   16
Sophomore CH 242, Integrated Chemistry: Organic 3 CH 342, Integrated Chemistry: Biochemistry 3
  CH 243, Integrated Chemistry: Organic Lab 1 CH 262, Organic Chemistry 4
  CH 252, Anayltical Chemistry 4 PC 203, Intro. Physics II 3
  PC 202, Intro. Physics I 3 PC 203L, Intro. Physics Lab II 1
  PC 202L, Intro. Physics Lab I 1 ED 341, Adaptations for Students with Exceptionalities 4
  ED 240, Introduction to Students with Exceptionalities 3 ED 314, English Language Learners 1
    15   16
Junior CH 352, Physical Chemistry I 3 CH 354, Physical Chemistry II 3
  CH 362, Chemical Synthesis 2 CH 355, Physical Chemistry Lab 3
  ED 201, Education Technology 3 CH 372, Instrumental Methods 3
  CA, IC or elective (F, I or H) 3 or 4 ED 420, Secondary Methods 3
  EN XXX, English Literature (H) 3 ED 421, Secondary Science & Math Methods 1
  ED 402, Content Area Literacy 1 CA, IC or elective (F, I or H) 3 or 4
    16-17   15-16>
Senior ED 450, Student Teaching 14 CH 432, Comprehensive Chemistry 1
  ED 451, Student Teaching Seminar 1 CA, IC or F, I or H (or upper level chemistry elective) 15-16
  ED 315, English Language Learners Practicum 1    
    16   16-17

For a delayed start, the student will have to meet with Dr. Jones and the Chemistry advisor. The potential is that the student could finish the Chemistry degree and return for a ninth semester (as a graduate) and complete student teaching.