Jul 03, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision) 
2020-2021 General Catalog (Year Under Revision)

Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP)-Chemistry and Biochemistry

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College of Science

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

(35 credits)

Prior to enrolling in these courses, students must be approved for admission to the STEP by the Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services. The teaching major advisor can assist with this process.

An overall 3.0 GPA, ACT scores of 21 composite and 20 verbal/English and 19 mathematics/quantitative and 60 credits of coursework are required for admission to the Secondary Teacher Education Program (STEP). An overall GPA of 2.75 is required for graduation. Specific for admission to any Chemistry Teaching program, a student must have at least a 2.75 GPA in CHEM 1210 , CHEM 1215 , CHEM 1220 , and CHEM 1225 .

All USU teacher education candidates will be required to take and pass the content exam approved by the Utah State Office of Education in their major content area prior to student teaching.

Students who may wish to teach Integrated Science at the middle or junior high school level should talk to their advisor about completing the courses necessary for an Integrated Science endorsement.


The Teaching Science I and II courses (SCED 3400  and SCED 4400 ) are only taught once per year. Therefore, it is important for students to consult with their advisor to fit these courses in the correct sequence into their plan of study.

The courses in nonscience majors may differ from those listed here.

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