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Teaching allows you to share your passion for chemistry with others. Many educators say the most satisfying aspect of their work is helping to shape the lives and minds of students.

This 27-credit Curriculum and Instruction undergraduate certificate is available only to students pursuing a BA or BS in Chemistry. Students who complete both the BA or BS in Chemistry and this undergraduate certificate will be considered Virginia state-approved educator preparation program completers and will be eligible for recommendation for an initial VA teaching license in Secondary Education (6-12) Chemistry.

Students applying for this undergraduate certificate as a secondary program must complete the Undergraduate Declaration of Certificate and the Undergraduate Educator Preparation Program application. At the time of application, students must also have satisfied the following requirements: a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0; passing scores on the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) prescribed entry assessment; and an official College of Education and Human Development review of discipline-specific content competencies coursework (note: a minimum grade of C (2.0) must have been attained in such coursework completed at Mason). See https://cehd.gmu.edu/UGTeach for more information on the admissions process.

Prior to application for internship, students are required to complete all discipline-specific content competency requirements (https://cehd.gmu.edu/endorse/), pass licensure assessments, and have earned a grade of B (3.0) or better in all licensure coursework.

Certificate Requirements

Additional Discipline-Specific Content Competencies Coursework (4 credits)

4 credits in Inorganic Chemistry chosen from:

Note

All other discipline-specific content competencies coursework should be satisfied with the core requirements of the major either for the BA or BS in Chemistry.

Teacher Licensure Coursework (23 Credits)

Total: 27 credits